Washington Violation System

Washington’s Department of Licensing (DOL) does not operate under a driving record point system. However, there are penalties, including Suspended License driver’s license suspension and revocation, for repeat speeding tickets or other violations that exhibit a pattern of unsafe driving.

Washington’s drivers must comply with the rules and regulations of the state’s streets, roads, and highways. Information on the laws that govern Washington’s drivers and vehicles is available in the state’s Driver Handbook.

Although the state doesn’t have a point system for penalizing repeat violators among its motorists, you do face repercussions from the Washington DOL if you receive multiple traffic tickets traffic tickets or other citations.

Minor violations, such as speeding or running a stop sign, may add up over time to result in a WA driver’s license suspension, while major violations, such as DUIs and hit and runs, generally result in immediate violations.

Some drivers might be able to avoid suspension by attending a DOL-approved driver awareness meeting.

The Washington DOL says that the most common reasons for a license to be suspended, revoked, or canceled are:

  • Failure to appear in court or pay a traffic ticket
  • Driving under the influence of alcohol or other intoxicants (DUI)


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