Vancouver police join electronic ticketing program
Vancouver Police are hitting the streets with new technology for issuing violation tickets electronically in a provincial pilot project.
The new eTicketing equipment allows officers to fill out violation tickets by 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 (Insurance Corporation of British Columbia), decreasing current administrative challenges.
“The eTicketing program will have several benefits for the VPD and our partnering agencies,” VPD Supt. Steve Eely said. “We have outfitted 20 VPD patrol cars and 10 motorcycles with the eTicketing technology. The new streamlined system should speed up the ticketing process and decrease the number of cancelled tickets due to administrative errors.”
Those receiving eTickets will be able to pay their ticket online at the PayBC website.
The eTicketing initiative is a provincial government pilot project, which is expected to wrap up in mid-May. The lessons learned will help shape the future of eTicketing in B.C., VPD stated.