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2013-11-06 18:30

NO MORE EXCUSES: Claiming a lost ticket (and a cheaper week's parking) won't work any more at Cape Town airport. Image: LES STEPHENSON

CAPE TOWN, South Africa - A licence plate recognition system is being installed at Cape Town International Airport that will register every car that enters its car parks to help drivers who have lost their parking ticket.

It will also sort the problem of unreadable tickets - usually caused by their proximity to a cellphone.


Deborah Francis, acting communications manager at the airport, said: "When a user enters any of our car parks a camera will take an image of its registration plate. As soon as the airport user pulls the ticket from the machine at the boom the vehicle will be registered on the airport system with its entry time.”

Should the machine-issued ticket be lost the driver need only supply the car’s registration number to be told the parking charge due.

Each payment cluster will have one machine which will assist with replacing unreadable tickets. Users will no longer have to walk all the way to the parking office to report an unreadable ticket.

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