Author Archives: Paul Martinez Smith

Are Drones the New Parking Enforcers?

I find the possibility of drones enforcing parking regulations to be equally fascinating and frightening. According to gulftoday.ae, a Mr. Mohammed Darweesh has entered is parking enforcement drone prototype in the UAE Drones for Good Award event. Darweesh, an architect, … Continue reading

Social Share Toolbar
Leave a comment

City is Honest About Parking Meter Problems

Reporters in Huntington, West Virginia recently took it upon themselves to conduct an in-depth analysis of parking meter use in their town, and the results were surprisingly informative and impartial. Both disgruntled residents and hardworking city officials were represented, and … Continue reading

Social Share Toolbar
Leave a comment

Baby, it’s still cold out there

With severe winter storms still rolling in and out of the Eastern states, weather continues to be a major item in parking news. In Providence, RI, and many other places, expected snowfall has created the need for school closures and … Continue reading

Social Share Toolbar
Leave a comment

A Penny for Your Thoughts

Technology is a demanding entity. I have an iPhone G4 that works just fine, but is considered an actual relic in some circles. I went to MacMall to buy a new case for it, and the saleswoman scoffed, rolled her … Continue reading

Social Share Toolbar
Leave a comment

Who’s allowed to issue parking tickets in Shropshire?

My last blog addressed excessive legislation in the United States. This one’s about a huge gap in parking laws in the United Kingdom. According to the shropshirestar.com, a Mr. Michael Green is representing a group of 15,000 people who believe … Continue reading

Social Share Toolbar
Leave a comment

Parking Around the World

In the United States, we pass laws about every little thing. That’s why fast food restaurants have to print “contents hot” on disposable coffee cups, and plastic bag makers have to tell people their bags are not a toy. If … Continue reading

Social Share Toolbar
2 Comments

Funny Parking Dibs

I’ve blogged about “dibs” before, and couldn’t resist this follow up post. The Huffingtonpost.com has run an article and photo series of some of the items Chicago residents use to mark their parking spots. During the cold winter months, they … Continue reading

Social Share Toolbar
Leave a comment

Teachable Cars Coming Soon

Cars that help park themselves have been in production for awhile, but teachable cars are the next new thing. Volkswagen is developing a car that “learns” how to park in your driveway. It takes its initial instruction from the driver, … Continue reading

Social Share Toolbar
4 Comments

Parking Apps for All Ages

I’m not a baby boomer, but my parents are, so I was intrigued by this headline at Huffingtonpost.com: 8 Apps Boomers Need Right Now. The article outlines eight smartphone apps older users might find helpful – and two of them … Continue reading

Social Share Toolbar
1 Comment

The honor system is a nice idea…

In Daytona Beach, Florida, some residents are bothered by the lack of attention parking enforcement officers pay to the illegal use of handicapped parking spaces. According to the Daytona-Beach News Journal, Mr. Steve Williamson, the current president of Handicapped Adults … Continue reading

Social Share Toolbar
Leave a comment