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Local Police Force Switches To Electronic Ticketing

Police are not pulling over drivers due to social distancing

Photo: @AbbyPoliceDept / Twitter

Drivers who don’t follow the rules of the road out in Abbotsford will notice that they’ll be getting their ticket in a different manner. This week, the Abbotsford Police Department’s Traffic Enforcement Unit introduced electronic ticketing.

Under this new e-ticketing system, a swipe of a driver’s license is all that’s needed to populate the ticket. Once the ticket is printed from the police vehicle, the information will be uploaded directly to ICBC.

“E-ticketing technology will allow our officers to process violators more efficiently and with greater accuracy,” notes Sergeant Desi Sansalone of the AbbyPD Traffic Enforcement Unit.

“Less administrative time and fewer procedural errors means more time available for enforcement – and more time dedicated to achieving our road safety goals.”

Back in July, the New Westminster Police Department also announced a switch to electronic ticketing.


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