Beginning next week, the Kansas Highway Patrol will phase in a new electronic citation system, starting in the northwest part of Kansas and eventually spreading to all regions in the state.
Drivers will still receive a hard-copy printout, but officers input the citation information electronically, and print out a copy for drivers. The new method will ease the flow of information for record-keeping and communicating with the court system, said KHP spokesman Lt. Joshua Kellerman.
“It’s just going to streamline our process,” Kellerman said.
The move will not affect the fine amounts for violations, but cited drivers will be able to pay fines online.
Other portions of Kansas will begin utilizing the e-citations in the next few months.
The change will eventually affect citations written by state troopers, motor carrier inspectors and Capitol Police officers.