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    Default Speeding Ticket in a School Zone in King County, Washington

    My question involves a speeding ticket from the State of: Washington

    I received a speeding ticket earlier this week in King County. The officer wrote me up for doing 32 in a school zone (20). I was behind two other cars and not going any faster than either of them, and the school zone in question is only about 200 feet long - in fact the officer pulled me over past the Speed Limit 30/End School Zone sign. Later that night I went back to see how I had missed the 20 MPH limit and saw that it said "20 MPH School Zone when lights flashing."

    It was about 12:15 PM when I got my ticket and I'm pretty sure the lights were not flashing at the time. I figure I can go back to the place at 12:15 on some other day and see if the lights are flashing then, but it would be better if I could track down county logs on the flashing light, if they exist.

    Does anyone know of a way to find out if school zone lights were flashing on a given day at a particular time? Or when they are generally programmed to come on?

    Thanks

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    Default Re: Speeding Ticket in a School Zone in King County, Washington

    Your best bet is to go as soon as possible with a camera/video camera and see if the lights flash at the time that is written on your ticket. The school district should have the times that the lights are programmed. I know they did when I lived in Clark County. A simple FOI request to the school district regarding the time the lights are programmed to go off and the last time they were changed (assuming they were changed for the summer break).

    I believe the minimum required distance for a school zone is 300 feet. You might want to double check.

    Other than that get discovery and post the info here.

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