Burlington drivers target of new eTicket pilot project by Halton police

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Published August 4, 2022 at 1:56 pm

Bad drivers in Burlington will be on the receiving end of a new type of ticket if they’re nabbed by police.

Halton Regional Police are launching a new Electronic Tickets, or eTickets, pilot project in Burlington beginning Aug. 9.

If things go well, the rest of the region will join the pilot project later this year with full adoption by all frontline officers early in 2023.

“For members of the public, eTickets just simply look different, but behind the scenes, eTickets offer many efficiencies and advantages to our officers,” says Deputy Chief Roger Wilkie.

“The eTickets streamline the entire ticketing process, meaning our officers can spend less time on paperwork and more time in the community focused on safety and well-being.”

eTickets are digitally filled out, with the aid of a licence reader, and printed from officers’ mobile work stations. While the tickets have a completely different look, they hold the same weight in court as the previous format and offer clear, easy to read instructions to members of the public.

The eTicketing solution provides officers with convenient pre-populated menus of common charges, and has the flexibility to enter less-common offences and warnings as required.

The eTicket solution also integrates directly with the Halton’s records management system, Niche. This means increased accuracy and efficiencies in record keeping, compared to carbon-copy tickets, which are hand-filled.

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