State Police Want to Digitize Tickets

(Richmond)- Virginia State Police want to digitize tickets instead of writing them by hand.  They claim switching to a computer based system will get the job done more accurately and safely.  In Northern Virginia, state troopers are currently testing a system that would scan a drivers license and registration in an attempt to speed up the traffic stop process.  Currently, the test drastically cut down the time it takes officers to issue a ticket from twenty-six minutes to ten minutes.  State police want to use the test statewide and charge ticketed drivers a five dollar fee to cover the costs pending approval from the General Assembly.