The Special Adjudication for Enforcement (SAFE) Project was a demonstration project for an innovative parajudicial method of adjudication for minor traffic offenses. The SAFE Project was conducted for an 18-month period and operated as a subsystem of normal District Court operations within the King County (Seattle, Washington) area. The purpose of the project was to reduce the backlog of minor traffic cases (moving forfeitable), which accounted for approximately 65 to 70 percent of the courts' overall filings (total traffic filings accounted for approximately 77 percent of the courts' overall filings), and to provide an alternative to the time-consuming arraignment/trial process for those defendants wishing to contest their traffic violations. The SAFE Project was intended to test the feasibility of integrating the SAFE magistrates and streamlined procedures into normal court operations and to determine the cost effectiveness, overall acceptance of the program by law enforcement and judicial personnel, and benefits and convenience to the public.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • See also Volume 1, PB80-179872 and PB80-102106. Report on King County District Courts. Also available as set of 3 reports PC E08, PB80-179856.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Washington State Off of the Admin for the Courts

    Temple of Justice
    Olympia, WA  United States  98504

    National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Authors:
    • ARNOLD, D
    • Fleissner, D
  • Publication Date: 1979-3

Media Info

  • Pagination: 118 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00314064
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: DOT-HS-805-306, Annual Report
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-HS-343-3-682
  • Files: NTIS, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Aug 5 2002 12:00AM