A model for other cities? In Cologne, the ticket can now be paid for in the supermarket

potatoes, coffee, veal chops and a nodule: wrong Parker in Cologne can be the cost for your misconduct in the future with your remaining purchases at a supermar

A model for other cities? In Cologne, the ticket can now be paid for in the supermarket

potatoes, coffee, veal chops and a nodule: wrong Parker in Cologne can be the cost for your misconduct in the future with your remaining purchases at a supermarket checkout to pay.

The fourth-largest city in Germany, launched on Wednesday a pilot project - the cities and municipalities is no other municipality is known, in such a System is already being practiced. It is easy, fast and anonymously to ensure that so-called using land funds for Parking violations in the public coffers. A sometimes cumbersome Transfer is then no longer necessary.

Cologne: Parking tickets can be paid for in the supermarket - so the System

The System works like this: anyone Who has parked in Köln wrong, now gets to his "consultation letter" a Barcode is sent, as known for example from Pfandbons. It can be separated and within a week pay. You go into a Store and leave him - alone or with other purchases - scan.

It can also be paid in cash, what was in the case of nodule previously possible only with difficulty. Personal data will not be transmitted in the process, according to city-data. The cashier has a Barcode in front of him. Also, the receipt does not reveal that someone pays just along with milk and cheese penitent of its traffic sin.

a ticket in a supermarket to pay: More than 12,000 Cologne stores involved

the project has done Cologne with the company, Cash Payment Solutions, the the dealer network brings to the table. It includes more than 12,000 retail outlets in the retail sector - not only in Cologne but throughout Germany. A Berlin or Hamburg, which was just over the weekend, they might use the new payment method. "The city of Cologne is the first municipality to offer this Service," explains the company.

"I think no one is happy, first of all, if he gets a Parking ticket," says the Cologne city kämmerin Debbie Diemert. "No one wants to, that the time limits are running out and that we are then in a follow-up in a fine." You the citizens now have an additional "practical way" available. It was a step in the direction of modern and digital management.

First of all wants to look the city for a year, as the new System is adopted. Test options enough. In 2019, there was in Cologne around 722.000 using funds with a volume of around 10 million euros.

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Updated Date: 31 July 2020, 18:26

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