Speeding motorists in Aurora who are speeding will soon be part of an expanded electronic ticketing department. The Aurora Police Department is soon likely to begin using an electronic ticketing system that will allow police officers to hand over citations using electronic devices.
These electronic citation devices are designed as scanners that police officers can use to hold the hand, and swipe over a motorist’s driver’s license. That information immediately gets uploaded to a ticket and if the motorist wants a printed ticket, the ticket can still be printed out on a wireless printer that is mounted on the motorcycle. In fact, the scanner can also be used to immediately give the motorist a court date for the offense.
The Police Department’s 11 motorcycles are likely to be fitted with the wireless printer. According to the department, the device will streamline the citations process that is currently in place. Under the current system, a police officer has to write down citations which are then handed over at the end of his shift. All of that information has to be manually typed into the system. The scanner reduces much of that workload, and information will be immediately updated
The Police Department has chosen the motorcycle team to experiment with the program because motorcycle officers seem to have the highest amount of contact with public. The department will analyze the success of the program. If the technology is found to be efficient and accurate, the department is likely to expand electronic citation technology to all officers, and eventually all traffic units in the department. The department also believes that the number of errors that creep in when police officers give citations will be dramatically minimized with the use of this technology.
Traffic offenses may seem minor to you but these can have severe, long-term repercussions. For instance, if you have accumulated more than the maximum number of points on your driver’s license, you could actually have your license suspended. Even simple traffic offenses can result in fines, and restrictions on your license. For more severe offenses, you could face a revoked license, and could end up paying higher monthly insurance premiums on your policy. If you have been cited for traffic violations, discuss your defense with a Denver traffic offense lawyer.