The Belgrade city communal police hand out more than 10,000 parking tickets every month, most of them for illegally parked cars in the center of the Serbian capital.
Senior communal police official Ivan Divac told the pro-government TV Prva that the tickets are based on video footage taken by the Hawkeye (Oko Sokolovo) surveillance system mounted on communal police vehicles.
He said that communal police officers drive along 340 streets in the city center and in New Belgrade. Divac said that the fines ranged from 5,000 to 25,000 Dinars (1 Euro – 118 Dinars). He said the surveillance system has been in place for a year, mainly as a preventative measure.