According to the Washington Administrative Office of the Courts, the distribution of a $124 traffic ticket is:
- $44.78 goes to the State Public Safety and Education Account. That money is spent on traffic safety programs such as the “Click It or Ticket” campaign to enforce seat belt use.
- $44.43 goes to the city where the ticket was given. That money goes into the general fund and is generally used for Court operations, Police, or Prosecutors.
- $17 goes to the judicial information system - a computer system that provides statewide access to records.
- $10 is put into an auto theft prevention account, which is used to investigate and prosecute car thefts.
- $5 is allocated for hospital emergency medical services and trauma care. This money helps treat people without insurance.
- $2 is put into a traumatic brain injury account and used to create a support network and public awareness campaign for brain injury victims.
- $.079 also goes to the City where the ticket was issued. The money is spent to help crime victims. The monetary breakdown remains the same for all $124 standard traffic tickets.