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U.S. Border Crossing Requirements changed effective June 1, 2009. For information and details about the new requirements visit this facts page about the Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative. Washington State issues enhanced driver licenses to qualifying state residents. For more information on the new driver license visit the State Department of Licensing, or call (800) 520-4365. For detailed information on crossing requirements, visit Customs and Border Protection.
The City and police department do not set fines for speeding and traffic violations. The base penalty for each violation is set by the Washington State Supreme Court (RCW 46.63.110 ). The state legislature then adds statutory assessments to these base penalties. The Monetary Penalty Schedule for Infractions (effective July 1, 2007) can be viewed from the Washington Courts website. The City retains only 57% of the base penalty amount from speeding fines and other violations. These funds go to the General Fund of the City, not to the police department or court. The remaining 43% are remitted to the State's Public Safety Education Account (PSEA). These funds are used to promote traffic safety education, highway safety, criminal justice training, crime victims’ compensation, judicial education, the judicial information system, civil representation of indigent persons, winter recreation parking, drug court operations, and state game programs.