My question involves a speeding ticket from the State of: Washington
So here's the deal. I recently received a ticket in the mail from one of those lovely traffic camera's trying to nail me for a $200 fine due to speeding in a school zone. The posted limit on the flashing sign was 20mph while I was clocked at 28mph.
My question regards my interpretation of Washington state law.
RCW 46.63.170 states in section 2 the following:
(2) Infractions detected through the use of automated traffic safety cameras are not part of the registered owner's driving record under RCW 46.52.101 and 46.52.120. Additionally, infractions generated by the use of automated traffic safety cameras under this section shall be processed in the same manner as parking infractions, including for the purposes of RCW 3.50.100, 35.20.220, 46.16.216, and 46.20.270(3). However, the amount of the fine issued for an infraction generated through the use of an automated traffic safety camera shall not exceed the amount of a fine issued for other parking infractions within the jurisdiction.
Based on my interpretation of this, I can draw the conclusion that either the city of Auburn charges an average of $200 for parking violations or they are charging me an amount that breaks this states laws.