Vancouver Police are hitting the streets with new technology for issuing violation tickets electronically.
The new eTicketing equipment allows officers to fill out violation tickets by simply swiping a driver’s licence into a ticket template that auto-populates.
Not only does a ticket get printed roadside, the information is shared electronically with ICBC, decreasing “current administrative challenges.”
The eTicketing program will “have several benefits for the VPD and our partnering agencies,” said VPD Superintendent Steve Eely.
A total of 20 VPD patrols cars and 10 motorcycles have been outfitted with the new technology.
The new streamlined system “should speed up the ticketing process and decrease the number of cancelled tickets due to administrative errors,” Eely added.
Motorists who receive a ticket via the new software will also be able to pay their fee online.
The move follows an announcement made last year that electronic roadside ticketing could be coming to BC’s roads.