B.C. is moving a little closer to having a modern traffic ticketing system. Instead of an officer hand writing a violation ticket, the data will be entered into a computer at the roadside and a printed copy of the eTicket issued to the offending driver. In addition to producing a completely legible document the data can be transmitted to ICBC and the court system, eliminating a significant duplication of effort.
Bill 12 has passed first reading in the legislature and will amend the Offence Act to define an eTicket and provides for the use of digital records.
A pilot of the eTicket system is expected in Vancouver, Delta, Prince George, North District and the Greater Victoria area in the spring of 2018 before being rolled out across the province.