Unattended Illegal Parking Enforcement: The Power of Fines and Physical Evidence

Case Study

Unattended Illegal Parking Enforcement: The Power of Fines and Physical Evidence

● Automated Parking Enforcement Service: System built in 2004
● Pilot project from April to September 24 (32 cameras installed)
● A total of 156 unattended enforcement cameras additionally installed by March 2008
● May - November 2004: Commissioned the basic/working design for the illegal parking enforcement service / selected locations for additional cameras to be installed under the expansion project, and finalized the system specifications
● December 2004 - August 2005: 53 additional cameras installed as part of the expansion project
● August - October 2005: additional 32 cameras installed along Cheonggyecheon-ro
● August 2006 - February 2007: additional 51 cameras installed along Cheonhodae-ro and other locations
● September 2007 - March 2008: additional 20 cameras installed along Songpadae-ro and other locations

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The automated traffic enforcement services are provided through automated systems to identify vehicles violating the traffic laws and regulations using various imaging and automated recognition technologies. Ultimately, the services are aimed at preventing traffic accidents and
ensuring traffic safety in a more efficient manner.
By providing these services, the city seeks not only more efficient enforcement, but also fairer and more transparent enforcement.
The agencies in charge of traffic enforcement can use such services to manage their manpower more efficiently. It can also facilitate the handling of other related work– such as the manual enforcement and issuance of parking tickets.


Seoul Metropolitan Government (SMG)

Solutions deployed

Automated parking enforcement system

Results and Impacts

After the introduction of the automated parking enforcement system, the traffic volume increased by 0.12% - 3.10% or, 1.55% on average. The number of illegally parked vehicles per day significantly decreased from 37% to 71%, showing 52% on average.