DRIVERS no longer need to enter their vehicle registration in Wychavon car parks after drivers labelled the system as “irritating” and “annoying”.

The decision to remove the technology, which ties a car to a parking ticket, follows an overview and scrutiny report into the machines that take the money.

It found customers really did not like the machines and found them “irritating, timeconsuming and hard to read”. Councillor Peter Tomlinson, who was involved in the review, said: “The scrutiny team spoke to lots of residents in car parks, focus groups and people we know who live in the district.

“The overwhelming majority didn’t like vehicle registration keypads. Many said it made the simple process of paying for car parking more time-consuming, irritating if they couldn’t remember their registration number, annoying if it was raining and embarrassing if a line starts to build up behind them should it take them a bit of time.”