The most persecuted sector of the population in England - the motorist - is about to be fleeced once again for even more money, even more efficiently. England is considering adopting "Smart" parking meters from France which can sense the presence of a parked vehicle and automatically alert the police if you overstay your time. Worse still, they can automatically allocated fines to be sent through the post. In the French scheme, motorists are allowed 20 minutes free, then the fines / tickets / fleecing begins. In the UK scheme, you just know that grace period will be wiped out and it will be £ every 15 minutes.
No more traffic wardens is surely a good thing, but Big Brother parking meters - definitely not.
Big Brother Parking Meters