If you get pulled over in Lynnwood, you’re likely to spend less time on the side of the road.
Lynnwood Police officers have begun using a new electronic ticketing system. Rather than the old carbon-copy tickets, which can take several minutes to fill out, officers simply scan the bar codes on your license and registration. Your information is automatically displayed on their laptop computers. Officers then choose the violation and it prints out a ticket, which actually looks more like a receipt.
According to police officials, the e-ticketing system has three main advantages. It improves officer safety by reducing the amount of time spent on a traffic stop, there’s less data entry for court staff and it’s more accurate because it reduces human error.
The e-ticketing system cost $56,000, much of which was paid for by a federal grant.