EagleTribune.com, North Andover, MA

New Hampshire

April 18, 2013

N.H. police switching to eTickets

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The point is to eliminate the need for court personnel to manually re-enter ticket information manually, which takes time and can lead to errors.

The state’s circuit courts handle more than 54,000 tickets a year.

“Every effort made to streamline the data collection process, so that information is entered once into a shared system decreases the potential for errors and creates efficiencies that allow our court staff more time to process cases and serve the public,” said Edwin Kelly, the circuit court’s administrative judge. “Our collaboration with the Department of Safety is essential to reaching that goal.”

It’s all part of the Justice-One Network Environment, designed to move information electronically from the DMV system into the court system. It would integrate date from all levels of law enforcement, local, county and state.

The idea is to eliminate paper, according to Keith Lohmann of the Department of Safety.

Not only are eTickets more accurate and efficient, he said, but it’s also safer for police and drivers.

The system makes it possible for a ticket to be issued in two minutes, rather than the eight minutes required for a written ticket, Lohmann said.

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