Hackensack Police Go High-Tech With E-Tickets

HACKENSACK, NJ (WCBS 880) – For police, e-tickets are efficient and easy.

During a traffic stop, an officer scans your license and instantly zaps the information to the state court system.

Hackensack will soon do away with hand written summonses.

Obviously, no one relishes a ticket, but at least you’ll be able to dispense with it quickly.

Police Captain Tomas Padilla says, “He could hand you a ticket. You could basically go on your iPhone and probably pay it before you pull away if need be.”

There would be no more illegible handwriting and no more delay waiting for paper ticket data to be transferred into a computer.

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“What happens with paper tickets [is] you throw it your glove compartment. Two months later, you get a notice [that] you never paid it and you may have wanted to pay it. You were wrong. You know you were wrong. And this way, you can basically just go right there, like I said, from your phone, go back to your office, log on to the system, and pay it right away,” says Padilla.

Officials say it’s safer for police because they can keep their eyes on the car and not their ticket book.

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  • Daniel Gregory

    In South Carolina a cop’s testimony, even if recounted incorrectly, is considered factual evidence by the state. No actual proof or physical evidence of you speeding has to be given, you are guilty no matter what.
    Recently the state has reduced the budget for the State Troopers. I’ve received more speeding tickets in one month than I have in the last 5 years.

    • Michael H.

      Stop speeding and it wont be a problem.

  • al

    F**** lousy COPS!!!! Now they can write more tickets to cover their quota
    at people expense. Use our hard earned money for your Medical
    Problem Treatment. And, we wish you to have PLENTY!!!!!!

    • Al2

      The quotas do not exist in NJ al. Period. But if you are looking you could try NYC, I hope you have a good time. But I’m sure you know everything about cops and what they do, don’t you Sherlock?

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