The US state of California has given preliminary approval for the installation of automated ticketing machines on street sweepers to generate parking tickets.

The Assembly Bill 2567, which aims to provide a single state-wide standard for the use of camera enforcement technology on street sweepers, will seek final approval from the state governor for deploying the systems.

Under the legislation, a private company will be responsible for the installation and maintenance of the cameras set up on street sweepers.

The cameras will check drivers who disobey sweeping restrictions and the company will mail tickets to drivers two weeks after the photographs are taken, according to

If the person is dissatisfied with the results, they can request an administrative hearing with the citation processing agency within 21 days.

The League of California Cities and other municipal interest groups supported the legislation, but the American Civil Liberties group voted against it.