----- Original Message -----
From: Jack Venrick
Sent: Sunday, November 04, 2007 2:56 PM
Subject: Fw: NEW WA State traffic Fines in July 2007

FYI  "Let The Driver Beware"   State will take anything from you to make a buck until you leave the State like Boeing did.
 
 
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Monday, October 29, 2007 1:28 PM
Subject: NEW WA State traffic Fines in July 2007

The police 'revenue' patrols are out so beware.  There's a lot more where these come from as well:
http://www.courts.wa.gov/content/PublicUpload/InfractionPenalties/20_Total Penalty Schedule.doc
 
DRIVING FINES FOR THE STATE OF WA

If you have noticed more WSP enforcement on the freeways - - - Perhaps,
this is the reason why Take care and be aware. And pass these to others
on your lists.


DRIVING FINES FOR THE STATE OF WASHINGTON
These fines went into effect on July 1st, 2007.

 * HOV Lane - 1st time offense $1068.50 (Note: The sign posted
on the HOV lanes that says $271 is now wrong (DOT is in the process
of changing them) 2nd offense fine is doubled; 3rd it is tripled and
fourth, your license is suspended for a year! (They are not playing
around!)


 * Incorrect Lane Change - $380.00 (not using turn signal or 'cutting'
someone off)


 * Blocking Intersection - $485.00


 * Traffic light when yellow or run on yellow light - $111 with ticket and
pictures of your license plate send to your home.


 * Driving on Shoulder - $450.00 

 * *Cell Phone Usage While Driving - $285.00 (Cell phone usage must now
be done with 'hands free' device.) Law enforcement has been told to
really start cracking down on this, as the accident rate is increasing -
due to cell phone use.


 * Cell Phone Usage in a Construction Zone - $570.00 (This fine is
doubled, from the regular $285.00)



 * Passengers over the age of 18 not in a seat belt - Both the passenger
AND driver will get tickets for $101.00.


 * DUI - Instant ARREST!
(The courts are now placing DUI's on your
driving record for a period of 10 years!)


 * Last but not least, you know that there was a thought that you could go
 at least 5 MPH over the posted speed limit.
Well, according to the
 WA. State Patrol, you are now allowed 3 MPH over, so watch your speed,
 my friends.



Sr. Transportation Planner,
TDM Implementation & Services
Seattle Department of Transportation
PO Box 34996
Seattle, WA. 98124-4996