Fines for double parking in Rome can be made even in the absence of the municipal police. It is enough that an offence be registered by one of the surveillance cameras installed by the city in areas where double and triple parking constitutes a chronic problem.
This is part of a general move to employ video cameras to counter all sorts of illegalities, such as prostitution and improper use of bus lanes by private cars and motorcycles. Under special powers on traffic control, newly granted to the mayor, Walter Veltroni, the city intends to use not only the cameras installed by the municipal police specifically for controlling traffic, but also those positioned all over the city for keeping a check on museums and monuments, such as the Colosseum, Piazza Navona and Trevi Fountain. The examination of the photographic records and the issuing of fines will be handled by the municipal police.