SALISBURY, NC (WBTV) - Rowan County District Attorney Brandy Cook announced on Monday that her office will participate in the new online request for reduction of speeding offenses program that has been provided through the North Carolina Administrative Office of the Courts (NCAOC).
Citizens will be able to request a reduction for certain speeding offenses.
According to NCAOC, the new request for reduction service is part of a multi-phase initiative to provide the public a convenient, user-friendly means of resolving some waivable offenses online, and enable the courts to efficiently process citations outside of the courtroom.
The program is scheduled to start statewide in September 2017. Pilot programs have already been implemented in Buncombe, Davidson, Davie, Johnston, and Mecklenburg counties.
According to NCAOC, speeding offenses made up nearly 50% of all traffic citations statewide in 2015, and account for approximately 400,000 tickets annually.
Cook stated that the program is another resource provided by the state to help reduce the foot traffic in the courthouse. Cook stated that this program will benefit citizens by reducing unnecessary court appearances for minor speeding offenses.
The program will allow citizens to make online requests for reduction of speeding citations if the charged speed is between 10 and 19 miles over the posted speed limit and must not exceed 80 m.p.h. For more information about this program, please visit: http://onlineservices.nccourts.org.