Tag Archives: Seattle Traffic Lawyers

The emphasis patrols were initiated because there have be a spat of calls regarding ‘shots fired’ on I-5. Continue Reading »

Seattle Public Schools had been in talks with the Seattle City Attorney’s Office, Seattle Municipal Court and Seattle Police Department to take up the task of reviewing the tickets, with the goal of resuming enforcement late this year. But to date, nothing has been agreed upon. Continue Reading »

Will Washington follow California’s lead in creating a digital driver’s license? Currently California has implemented a pilot program where 1.5 million authorized residents can download a CA DMV (Washington is DOL) Wallet app. There are many locations – such as the Los Angeles International Airport – that now accept mobile/ digital driver’s licenses. Since things… Continue Reading »

What are a person’s obligations if they happen to hit someone else’s property with their car? The answer lies in RCW 46.52.010. Under subsection (2) of that Washington statute, a driver involved in an accident which results in damage to property (whether fixed or placed upon or adjacent to any public highway; regardless of how… Continue Reading »

Earlier this month the Washington State Patrol proclaimed that drivers are refusing to stop for state law enforcement agents at unprecedented levels. Could these failures to stop be connected to last year’s passage of House Bill 1054, which, among other things, barred high-speed pursuits except in very limited circumstances? Probably, yes. HB 1054 included a… Continue Reading »

Prosecutors in Washington State are cracking down on criminal traffic offenses due to a massive surge in traffic fatalities. Last year alone, fatalities were up 10.5% from 2020. Traffic fatality numbers were at their highest levels since 2005. Many blame this surge on the roadways getting filled up again after a precipitous decline in traffic… Continue Reading »

As has been the law for several years running, it is illegal for drivers to enter a Seattle intersection unless she has a clear path to make it all the way through the intersection. As is common with any new year, commencing in 2022, there will be new fines for Seattle motorists if they enter… Continue Reading »

Get vaccinated or lose their job – that was the decision many members of the Washington State Patrol (‘WSP‘) had to make. Well, as of a week ago 127 WSP employees had separated – in one format or another – from their positions with WSP. Of those employees, 67 were troopers. The question is, was… Continue Reading »

According to RCW 46.61.502, the elements of a DUI in Washington State are: (1) driving while under the influence of intoxicating liquor, marijuana, or any drug (a) and the person has, within two hours after driving, an alcohol concentration of 0.08 or higher; or (b) the person has, within two hours after driving, a THC… Continue Reading »

Washington State Hit and Run penalties can be found under RCW 46.52.020. The short and skinny of our hit and run law(s)? If you hit someone or something, and you don’t stop and leave some very specific information, you are committing a crime. What level of crime depends on the facts of the individual case… Continue Reading »