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SweeperCam FAQ

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

"Sweepercam" is a photo enforcement system, which uses License Plate Recognition System technology to increase the effectiveness of DPW’s street sweeping program. Street sweepers are equipped with a state-of-the-art camera system to capture the image of vehicles parked in the sweeping (curb) lane during restricted hours.

 Every illegally parked vehicle means three spaces cannot be swept. We need motorists to comply with the parking restrictions so the sweepers can reach the curb lane to remove debris and pollutants.

The mechanical sweepers clean nearly 4,000 "lane miles" of city streets every month, removing 10 pounds of oil and grease along with other pollutants for each mile that is swept. The sweeping program is one of the best ways to keep pollutants from contaminating our waterways and drinking water supply.
We look to Sweepercam to encourage motorists to raise compliance so this vital service can be provided.