Electronic ticketing

Presentation

Electronic ticketing is a system that allows you to record traffic offences (parking, speed, drunk driving, driving while carrying excess loads etc.) and those related to other offences such as pollution and noise, with portable electronic devices (PDA), in-car computer terminals, or from an office computer. Offence messages recorded by these equipment items are transmitted directly to the National Processing Centre (CNT) in Rennes, which addresses a offence notice to the detected person or to the holder of the registration certificate of a vehicle that has been ticketed, particularly in the case of parking.

For more information, see the article What is the PVe?

The ANTAI has developed the PVe software and makes it available to you free of charge.

However ticketing services are free to acquire another software program for their terminals, from providers whose solution will receive a prior certificate of compatibility issued by ANTAI. The list of providers possessing this certificate is available on the ANTAI website, in the ticketing services part, "Ticketing solutions" section.

The ticketing services must equip their officers with portable electronic devices (PDA) or with any other compatible electronic equipment.

For local authorities, the State has introduced a measure designed to encourage entry into the electronic ticketing system by creating a start-up fund for three years (from 1st January 2011 to 31st December 2013.) This fund is intended to help authorities acquire the necessary equipment for electronic ticketing.

Communities wishing to implement electronic ticketing may continue to be entitled to the start-up fund until 31st December 2017.

The initial finance law for 2016 specifically extends this State financial assistance by 2 years, which allows local authorities to acquire electronic ticketing equipment.

The main advantages for ticketing services

The risk of error when entering ticketing data is reduced. This is because the electronic ticketing software offers assistance with inputting data and thus makes the writing of tickets more reliable.

The administrative tasks related to following up offences, recording payments or transmitting appeals to the Prosecutions Office (OMP) no longer exist.

The other advantages are:

  • despatch of the offence notice to the recipient's residence (no risk of the fine payment stamp being lost or erased);
  • reduction of the appeals rate (clearer offence notice, guarantee of fair treatment for everyone, documentation received at the recipient's residence);
  • provision of modern payment methods (particularly by Internet), which facilitate collection at the fixed fine stage and reduce prosecution-related tasks at the later stages.

Approval of ticketing software

In order to make sure that a solution combining a software program and an item of hardware is working correctly and is compliant with the legislative and technical regulations of electronic ticketing, the ANTAI carries out a series of prior tests. If the tests are convincing, the ANTAI delivers the provider a certificate approving the correct operation of the product (known as Operational Qualification - VABF). The ANTAI advises you to request a copy of this certificate from the providers making tender bids.

To be fully approved, the solution must undergo a period of monitoring and checking, of a minimum duration of 3 months with a minimum production of at least 5,000 offence messages, over one or more ticketing services, offering an adequate level of quality. At the end of this, the ANTAI will deliver a certificate of Performance Qualification (VSR).

See below for the list of solutions approved by the ANTAI.

The ANTAI approved ticketing solutions

*Solutions offering an extended ticketing application.

Call number for ticketing services

+33 (0)1 76 49 27 07

 

Your reserved area
In the reserved area of this portal you will find detailed information on the procedures to take to adopt electronic ticketing, along with the online form for declaring your ticketing service to the National Processing Centre (CNT).

Electronic ticketing in France

Map of local authorities that have adopted electronic ticketing, listing their ANTA-registered ticketing services.


 
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