Some new technology is in the pipeline that's poised to keep mobility parks available for the people who really need them.
Currently in its prototype stage of development, the technology was born out of a New Zealand Transport Agency (NZTA) initiative to bring the technology-savvy together to brainstorm a solution.
Team ParkRite's Scott Palmer explained, "The detector is reading the permit. It looks up a central system and comes back with a red light [or] green light".
"The red light will go on in three circumstances: one, if you have a stolen tag, an expired tag or no tag.
"There are some people who just won't back out so social pressure does need to be applied."