eTickets rolled out in Delta

Police will now have the ability to issue eTickets. 

A pilot project was launched in Delta today that will allow officers to scan drivers' licence information into a new online ticket template that auto-populates offence details.

That information is then shared with ICBC, eliminating the need to mail tickets to these partners and for them to re-enter the details.

"If we can make it harder for bad drivers to avoid the consequences of their decisions, and we can identify more quickly those drivers who perhaps shouldn't be on the road, that will help us to prevent crashes, save lives and keep auto insurance affordable," said Mike Farnworth, Minister of Public Safety and Solicitor General. "Based on the program's design and success in other jurisdictions, we're optimistic that we'll see these results during the pilot."

Vancouver Police Department will begin using the system April 2,  Prince George Municipal and North District RCMP on April 16 and the Capital Regional District Integrated Road Safety Unit on April 30. 

The pilot program will wrap in mid-May and report to the ministry in the summer, informing the consideration of a provincial rollout.

The contents, penalties and validity of eTickets will match that of traditional, written tickets. 

However, eTicket recipients will have the option to pay their eTickets through a new online payment service, PayBC, or continue to use existing payment methods, such as in-person at ServiceBC or ICBC locations, by phone or by mail.

Quick Facts:

  • The eTicketing pilot follows related changes to the Offence Act last fall, detailed here
  • PayBC is an online service launching with the eTicket pilot program and will expand as more government services begin to offer this convenient online payment option. PayBC goes live on March 5, 2018
  • An eTicketing application within the Police Records Information Management Environment (PRIME-BC) will make processing traffic violations faster and more efficient for police officers, reducing the time they spend at the roadside.

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