End of the scratch card in multi-storeys?
From March paycards will be scrapped at Sand Street car park in favour of a new number-plate recognition system which is to be trialled there.
A video camera will automatically scan each car’s J-plate as it enters and leaves the multi-storey and automatically deduct payment from a pre-paid account. Alternatively, car owners can pay at a machine before they leave.
Transport and Technical Services Minister Kevin Lewis said that he was looking forward to introducing the new system which, if successful, would be rolled out at the Island’s other multi-storey car parks.
Meanwhile, the cost of parking in Jersey is to increase in line with inflation from next Wednesday. This means that a single unit paycard will increase from the current price of 69p to 71p