TAC welcomes E-Ticketing trial

     The Transport Advisory Committee (TAC) was briefed today (January 21) on the Government's plan to conduct a six-month trial of Electronic Fixed Penalty Tickets (E-Ticketing) in the first half of this year.

     During the city-wide trial to target illegal parking enforcement, police officers equipped with personal digital assistants (PDAs) will key in the minimum amount of data, such as the vehicle registration number, the contravention code and the location, into the device and print out an E-Ticket with a portable printer on the spot. The data input into the PDAs will later be uploaded to computer servers at police stations for further automatic processing. Eight PDAs will be deployed under the trial.

     "The E-Ticketing scheme aims to enhance front-line police officers' efficiency in traffic enforcement. We welcome the Government's plan to conduct the trial," the TAC Chairman, Mr Larry Kwok, said.

     The E-ticketing scheme will not require amendment to the Fixed Penalty (Traffic Contraventions) Ordinance, he added. The Police will ensure that the scheme will comply with data protection principles.

Ends/Tuesday, January 21, 2014
Issued at HKT 14:22