A Southwest Missouri town has suspended active enforcement of a two hour limit in public parking.
The city of Carthage had been marking tires with chalk to identify vehicles left in a parking spot past the limit. But a recent federal appeals court decision based in Michigan says using chalk is essentially tracking a vehicle, like using a GPS tracker, and ruled against the practice. Although Missouri falls under a different part of the federal court system, Carthage leaders are still taking the ruling seriously.
“That clearly says that tracking vehicles is a clear, unquestionable violation. So those, that wording is something that definitely piques interest,” says CPD Chief Greg Dagnan.
The department is still enforcing the two hour time limit on a complaint basis.