Manitoba's RCMP are taking ticketing into the digital age.

On Monday, the Mounties will roll out an electronic-ticketing system known as PAT (Police Access Tool).

During a traffic stop, officers will put a driver's information directly into an electronic form on their in-car computer, print a copy of the ticket, and hand it to the driver.

Police in Halifax, where the system was introduced two years ago, say it cuts a huge amount of work in terms of data entry compared to handwritten tickets. It also reduces the chance of mistakes being written, which allows violators to fight their tickets in court.

The system is also safer for officers, who will spend less time standing on the side of the highway, RCMP say.