Think it's embarrassing getting a parking ticket from the sweet old meter maid? Soon you'll have a new foe. Street sweepers in the Washington, D.C. area will be equipped with the means to scan and photograph cars parked in street sweeping zones. The bill to equip the street sweepers was passed unanimously in the D.C. city council. A final vote will happen next month that will make the tattle-telling street sweepers a reality.

We always thought it was pretty obvious when a car was parked in a street sweeping zone. You know that line of trash that perfectly outlines the car from the sweeper going around—yeah, that's a pretty obvious clue. Regardless, keep track of the signs and times in D.C., or you will soon be busted by a tractor sized broom vehicle. [Washington Times] (Image)