Sweeper Cam!

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Just when you thought there was no way you could possibly get more parking tickets in DC, along comes the “sweeper cam.” It’s pretty much exactly what it sounds like: street sweepers now have cameras mounted on them that take a picture of every car that is in the way during scheduled street cleanings.

You have some time to get your act together, though: street sweeping rules go back in effect March 23, with a one week warning period. Then come the $30 tickets, starting March 30.

Jasmine is a Spin magazine contributor who is completely obsessed with music and all things new and different. She’s lived in the DC area since 2006, and still has plenty to discover about this great area! Find out why she loves DC.