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Cadiz Regional Council

Fines issued with the BlackBerry smartphone, along with their corresponding photographs, have meant the public shows greater respect for traffic laws, which in the end, is the end point.
Pablo Garcia Trespalacios Project Coordinator, Cadiz Regional Council
  • Industry: Government and Public Sector
  • Region: EMEA
  • Company Size: Medium
  • Solution: BlackBerry® data access mobile application
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Challenge

  • Police officers registered traffic fines manually, meaning files were left insecure when unattended in vehicles
  • All fine processing was also completed manually, with an administrative staff transcribing 250,000 files every year, making it a lengthy process, taking up to a month
  • The manual records were subject to error, including problems deciphering officers’ handwriting or possible errors in the information gathered

Solution

  • BlackBerry® smartphones
  • BlackBerry® Enterprise Server
  • Asesores Locales Consultoriá S.A. data access application

Benefits

  • 210 officers in 20 municipalities are now in direct constant contact with key databases via their BlackBerry smartphones. In just seconds, officers can register fines over a secure network, minimising time and error
  • Due to the solution, offenders may pay any fine on the very same day it is registered, meaning that 44% of the fines issued are now paid within the voluntary payment period, in comparison with only 31% of fines previously issued on paper
  • Towns that have been long time participants in this program have noticed the number of fines issued have actually decreased because the public has greater respect for traffic fine enforcement
  • The BlackBerry solution conforms with updates in Spanish traffic legislation