My question involves traffic court in the State of: Washington
I received a traffic infraction earlier today (cited for 70 on a 60 mph stretch of the freeway in Snohomish county), and since it's my first one I've spent the last few hours trying to find information about how to best handle it.
I've run across this website: speedingtickethq.com and I'm curious if the advice there is actually helpful. Specifically, the site claims that:
To avoid high priced auto insurance rates and points on your driver record, follow these steps to dismiss your citation with Washington traffic school. Using Washington traffic school is a snap.
Step 1: Contact the Court
The first thing is asking the court if you possible could take traffic school to dismiss your violation. The info to get hold of the court will likely be on the citation.
I plan an calling or even driving up to the court in the next few days, but I'm wondering whether this is actually likely to work. Paying some court fees and a fee for a few hours of traffic school would be preferable to seeing my insurance rates spike. Thanks in advance.