Government to ban widespread use of 'spy cars' by councils
21 June 2014 Last updated at 09:33 BST
The widespread use of static and car-mounted cameras to catch drivers who park illegally in England is to be banned, the government has announced.
It says so-called "spy cars" have been used as a "cash cow" by councils, and it wants to end the "plague" of parking fines being sent in the post.
Neil Bowdler reports.