BUZZ: Police using twitter to find illegally parked cars?

The old joke is that people from OSHA, the Occupational Health & Safety Administration, would just sit at their desk and look through media coverage and send violators they saw in images a citation. That might or might not be true. But, for authorities to be monitoring twitter for traffic offenders?

I just rolled my eyes at this. According to reports, Roman police have a twitter account, @PLRomaCapitale and have asked for the public to help in spotting violators.

From my experience, my one time getting a parking ticket in Indiana for letting a meter that cost a dime run out, I would be even more ticked off if someone ratted me out through twitter.

I could also think up 140 characters I couldn’t publish here or on my account about anyone who would do this.

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