Thanks to everyone who has downloaded the TowIt app and started reporting disability parking offences. I’ve already been able to identify two hotspots in Queensland and potentially more beginning to develop in other areas.
Why TowIt over reporting apps like Snap Send Solve?
Towit logs the data onto a map. This data we can then use to identify ‘hotspots’. Areas where offences are occurring at a high rate. We can then use this data to discuss with local councils and police in that area options to reduce the offences and keep the spaces open for those who need them. Reporting apps are mostly used by councils to gain information on things that need to be fixed or maintained in the area from it’s residents. Unfortunately it’s not feasible for them to use the information provided on offences to issue infringements. The main reason being, when a person receives an infringement notice, they are entitled to the option of taking it to court. This would then require the person who provided the evidence to appear as a witness. This becomes a very long, arduous and expensive process and thus, not one that our law enforcement agencies like to spend taxpayers money on.