Starting November 26, 2007, the Ottawa Police Service stopped issuing hand written 72-Hour Provincial Offence Notices (PONs).
Drivers who receive an "E-Warning", do not have to go to a police station with their documentation to cancel the ticket. Instead, the E-Warning stays on our in-house system for two years from the date it was issued. If the driver is stopped again within the two years, the officer(s) will see the E-Warning history and can check if all equipment (e.g. working headlights, safe tires) and documentation (e.g. proof of insurance) are in order.
An E-Warning looks like a regular ticket, printed off our E-Ticketing devices, with "WARNING" highlighted half way down the ticket.
For more information contact Debbie Erfle-Storie at 613-236-1222, ext. 5329.