Vehicles in OPS-COM are unique based on plate, plate type, and state/province. Often due to the plate type or location being recorded incorrectly duplicates will appear in the system.
Duplicates can create headaches since two similar vehicles may generate duplicate entries when really they are the same vehicle.
How it Happens
Some scenarios that might require a vehicle merge are:
- Duplicate vehicles created in the system due to mismatching vehicle information
- Incorrect plate reads or plate numbers that were manually entered with an error
- Correcting orphaned vehicles
- Correcting orphaned violations
For more information on how to perform a Vehicle Merge please reference the following article: