Barnsley Council has ANPR van to tackle illegal parking
Drivers who illegally park in Barnsley are being targeted by a new van which records vehicle number plates.
Barnsley Council received a government grant of £43,000 for the automatic number plate recognition van to record drivers who park in restricted areas.
The council said the vehicle would patrol parts of the borough where safety was a concern, particularly around areas such as schools.
Councillor Roy Miller said members of the public had demanded the service.
The van takes a photograph of the parking offence and a £70 fine is then issued through the post. The offender will be given a 50% discount if it is paid within 21 days.