Possibly in fear of more leaks from the Big Dig, parking
enforcement officers in Boston will soon start giving out waterproof citations.
According to The Boston Globe, the officers will be
getting $2,500 computers that print out tickets on waterproof paper. This, the
city believes, will put an end to illegible citations and minimize the
potential for human error.
The book-sized computers should be in full use for all
tickets by the end of August.
The Globe reported that Boston has collected more
than $62 million in parking fines during the past year, handing out about 1.5