Romes political leaders have been promising action for years to tackle the epidemic of double-parking in the city. From Monday 17 October the traffic authorities will be redoubling their efforts to tackle the problem along the citys most congested roads. Currently 17 km of Romes busiest thoroughfares are monitored with cameras and 190 dedicated traffic wardens to single out the hundreds of cars that block traffic when they are left unattended next to parked cars. This total will increase to 32 km, covering areas that formed part of this summers trial phase - including Via Tiburtina, Via Appia, Via Tuscolana and the busy Tangenziale as well as other areas yet to be announced. Some time next year the scheme will be extended to cover 58 km of major roads. In this way the authorities hope to improve traffic flows particularly during the morning and evening rush hours.