e-Ticketing is coming to the Regina Police Service.
When a driver is pulled over, they will be asked to produce their licence and the officer will swipe their licence and enter the offence into a computer.
The system will generate the cost of the ticket and a court date before printing a ticket which is then given to the offender.
Once the officer’s shift comes to an end, the computer in the vehicle will transfer information electronically to a police agency computer which will then transfer it electronically to the Fine Collection/Court database.
Regina police say this will be a time-saver for officers, it will reduce errors, and it will reduce the amount of time a driver spends at roadside waiting for the ticket to be given.
In a press release Wednesday, Inspector Evan Bray, North District Inspector with the Regina Police Service says “It’s kind of a bad news/good news tale.”
“The bad news is: if you speed, you’ll get a ticket. The good news is: if we can issue an e-ticket, we’ll get you on your way sooner.”
Traffic cars have been e-ticketing for about two weeks – regular patrol vehicles are slowly being equipped with the system.
While e-ticketing has been available to RCMP detachments since 2013, this will be the first use of an e-ticketing system for a municipal police service in Saskatchewan.