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E-Ticket program wins 2 awards

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The Indiana Supreme Court's electronic ticketing program has won awards from two safety associations.

In July, the high court was honored with the Best Practices Award by the Association of Transportation Safety Information Professionals for its electronic Citation and Warning System, also known as e-ticket.

The Supreme Court also won the Governors Highway Safety Association Peter K. O'Rourke Special Achievement Award for the e-ticket system in August.

E-Ticket was created in 2007 by the high court under the direction of the State Court Administration's Judicial Technology and Automation Committee. It allows law enforcement officers to use a hand-held device to scan a bar code on a driver's license and registration to quickly create a traffic ticket. That ticket can then be sent electronically to Odyssey - a new court case-management system - which sends driver conviction and suspension information electronically to the BMV. More than 125 law enforcement agencies in Indiana currently use e-Ticket.

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