Overall, parking citations issued at Eastern Michigan University increased by 31.5% from the fall of 2017 to the fall of 2018.
Eastern spokesperson Geoff Larcom says the change took place after the private company, LAZ Parking, took over the university's parking system. Larcom says new license plate detection technology installed in patrol vehicles make it easier to identify cars parked in the wrong spot.
"You want to make sure within those restricted zones that people who buy permits for that particular area are able to park there," said Larcom.
The number of people who were specifically ticketed for parking in restricted zones during the fall of 2018 increased by 104%, compared to the fall of 2017.
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