It's sort of a good news-bad news thing.
First the bad news (for some): Campus Safety has a new system that will assist with
swift and efficient enforcement of parking violations. The Automated Issuance Management
System (AIMS) uses a palmtop computer, operated by an officer in the field who writes the
tickets. At the end of the shift, that information is uploaded quickly and
accurately to the computer system.
Now the good news (for all): the officer writing the tickets will be driving a
“samaritan” van, complete with jumper cables, air compressor and a variety of
tools. So, you can get a hand with things like jumping your car's dead battery or
filling up a low tire (they won't change tires) when you're in a hurry to get
home for dinner.
Or, you can get a lesson in parking rules and some help in starting your car all
at the same time.