I was very annoyed to see a large camper van left illegally on double yellow lines in Cooper Park last Saturday afternoon for at least two hours during the inaugural Children's Festival. I took two photos, about 30 minutes apart, to serve as evidence as there was not a traffic warden or police officer in sight. Returning home, I was further disappointed to find no easy way of reporting this offence and submitting the pictures to the relevant authorities. I did, however, discover that a tech startup in Canada has already developed an app to enable Joe Bloggs to identify and flag-up motorists breaking important traffic rules. Yet another example of where we are woefully behind the curve in empowering our citizens to help police this country and ensure there is more respect for democratically-agreed laws. I understand that the 101 non-emergency number is available, but many people (especially the young) tend to be much more comfortable with computer technology, which can enable better screening of information and submission of photographic evidence. There are obvious efficiencies the Scottish Government can make in order to meet their challenging spending reduction targets by encouraging and enabling people to be more involved in looking after their communities. We can do so much better. I wrote this originally as a letter to my SNP MSP three weeks ago and the tragic case of two young motorists dying near Bannockburn in Scotland has impressed on me the urgency of making these ideas more widely known. Their plight was reported to the police but for three days the details were left incorrectly recorded and nothing was done to help the couple. We clearly need to make improvements and harnessing the power of the Internet and modern computing should be a priority for Police Scotland.