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After several delays, Albuquerque and Bernalillo County leaders are finalizing a plan to save motorists and police officers time at the courthouse.
A new traffic ticket system which officials say is speedier and more efficient is scheduled to begin Monday.
The change, supporters say, will streamline New Mexico's busiest courthouse, the Bernalillo County Metropolitan Court.
A bulk of Metro Court's workload is focused on traffic cases roughly 80,000 cases of the 128,000 total each year.
The plan will also save government agencies, such as the Albuquerque Police Department, overtime money and patrol time, supporters say.
It will cut the number of court appearances for most traffic violations drivers must make from two to one.
"The main benefactor is the public and the clients of the court," Chief Metro Judge Judith Nakamura said. "Because for the vast …