Mounties begin issuing e-tickets

RCMP

New Brunswick RCMP officers began issuing e-tickets on Monday as part of an effort to streamline the ticketing process.

Public Safety Minister Carl Urquhart says the move will create a more a more modern and efficient system and will help reduce the time police spend roadside.

The province is phasing in use of the tickets, starting with the RCMP, and initially only for most violations under the Motor Vehicle Act.

Handwritten tickets will still be issued by other enforcement agencies and for other provincial offences.