HIGHWAY SAFETY PROGRAM
GUIDELINE No. 7
Each State in cooperation with its political subdivisions should have a program to assure that all traffic courts in it complement and support local and statewide traffic safety objectives. The program should provide at least that:
- All convictions for moving traffic violations should be reported to the State traffic records system.
- Program Recommendations.
In addition the State should take appropriate steps to meet the following recommended conditions:
- All individuals charged with moving hazardous traffic violations are required to appear in court.
- Traffic courts are financially independent of any fee system, fines, costs or other revenue such as posting or forfeiture of bail or other collateral resulting from processing violations of motor-vehicle laws.
- Operating procedures, assignment of judges, staff and quarters insure reasonable availability of court services for alleged traffic offenders.
- There is a uniform accounting system regarding traffic violation notices, collection of fines, fees, and costs.
- There are uniform rules governing court procedures in traffic cases.
- There are current manuals and guides for administration, court procedures, and accounting.