A new report from the AA says councils should scrap mandatory pay by phone parking as they are deeply unpopular, with two thirds of drivers refusing to use them.
The cashless parking machines accept payment by drivers calling or texting an automated service.
More and more towns in our region have adopted the technology.
As Andy Dickenson reports.
Andy spoke to Jack Cousens from the AA and Cllr Gill Mitchell Brighton and Hove City Council, Lab.