Thursday, October 11, 2012
Starting next week, the Kansas Highway Patrol in part of the state will begin doing away with hand-written citations and moving to the electronic variety.
Troopers will begin issuing electronic citations next week in the northwest region of Kansas next week, then roll out across the rest of the state over the next few months.
With electronic citations, no signature is required. Once violation information has been entered, the citation will be printed and given to the driver. The print out will include court contact information along with instructions for Citepay, which allows the new option for a citation to be paid online.
“The e-citation system is an extremely efficient platform that will further our goal to provide professional, quality service to the motoring public, as well as to the courts throughout Kansas. This endeavor is another positive step in the right direction. We are pleased to be able to further enhance our partnership with the Kansas judicial system,” said Captain Scott Harrington, commander of the Patrol’s Public and Governmental Affairs section.
According to the KHP, motorists should not notice much of a delay if they are being issued a citation. Fine amounts for for the various violations will not change.
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