Kansas Highway Patrol Moves To Electronic Citations

By: AP, Posted by Chris Fisher
By: AP, Posted by Chris Fisher

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) _ Kansas Highway Patrol troopers will be issuing electronic citations instead of written ones starting next week.

The system will first be used in the northwest part of the state, with the other six regions to make the switch in a few months.

District courts throughout the state support the move because it is expected to reduce lag time in getting ticket information to the courts and help law enforcement track violations.

A news release from the Highway Patrol says motorists being issued a ticket won't see much of a delay, and their signature won't be required.

The system also won't allow fine amounts to be changed.

The patrol says no new hardware was required to implement the system in patrol vehicles.

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