Most states use a point based system to track moving and traffic violations. Washington is one of the few states that does not. Washington’s system tracks the violations themselves and treats each one equally, rather than assigning different point values depending on the infraction.
In Washington, a moving violation is any transgression that occurs while the car is in motion. This includes speeding, running a red light, reckless driving, DUI, eluding an officer, etc. Washington makes no specific differentiation between these offenses based on severity. The only difference between speeding and DUI, in terms of severity, is that a DUI will result in an arrest and a violation rather than just a violation.
Six violations in a 12-month period results in your license being suspended or revoked. Violation can also increase your insurance rates steeply. This can add insult to injury in many cases, because in order to be given your license back, you will have to pay fines and fees.
If your insurance rates have gotten out of hand, if your license has been suspended, if you need an SR22, if you’re looking for a quick insurance quote, or you just need help getting back on the road, you need to talk to an agent at Eric Johnson Insurance. We serve residents in many Washington areas, including Seattle, Tacoma, Gig Harbor, Bellevue, Renton, Kirkland, Spokane, Olympia-Lacey, Kennewick, and more!
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