California to test electronic traffic tickets

The California Highway Patrol (CHP) will test a pilot program for electronic traffic citations and eventually wants to use a statewide electronic system for the tickets, Sarah Rich writes in Government Technology.

CHP officials would like all California’s 58 counties to move from the CHP’s current paper-based ticketing to processing traffic citations on handheld devices, which would send the citations electronically to California courts in 48 hours or less, the article continues.

The CHP will start a six-month test Sept. 30 of 400 Motorola devices running Advanced Public Safety software; the mobile devices planned for the e-ticketing pilot also include a magnetic thumb-print scanner, magnetic stripe reader, a camera and a Windows operation system, the story said.

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