Work on new Traffic Ticket Management System advanced
Arvel Grant, the senior director in the Major Technology Transformation Branch at the Ministry of National Security, says the pilot phase for the new Traffic Ticket Management System will be completed by the end of summer, thus paving the way for a general roll-out.
A new traffic ticket management system is a centralised web-based platform, designed to improve traffic ticket management from the point of issuance to either the payment of fines at tax offices or adjudication in court.
Through the project, smart android devices and portable printers will be used to facilitate the electronic issuance of traffic tickets.
The devices will allow for electronic recording of tickets, eliminating the need for manual data entry, and give police officers the ability to reference driver and vehicle information, including ticket history, outstanding tickets, and warrants.
All traffic tickets issued with the devices will instantly be uploaded to a centralised database, which will be accessible by the Jamaica Constabulary Force, the traffic courts and all other government agencies that depend on accurate, timely traffic ticket information to fulfill their mandates.
"We have been working with e-Gov Jamaica to develop the electronic ticketing component. That app or system development is complete now and we are in the final stages of just doing some preliminary checks and getting the last bit of equipment to roll that out," Grant said.
"So, over the course of this summer, persons will see the final parts of that pilot where officers will be pulling them over and checking their documents with an electronic device, and if they have committed an infraction, then they will receive what we will call an electronic ticket," he said.