RCW 46.20.267 Intermediate License Restrictions
A person using an Intermediate License who violates a traffic offense described in RCW 46.61 or the restrictions on an Intermediate License under RCW 46.20.075 (above) will be subjected to the following:
1. First Conviction: The department shall mail the parent or guardian of the teen violator a warning letter. The letter also includes the consequences for any subsequent violations:
2. Second Conviction: The Department of Licensing will suspend the personís immediate driverís license for six months, or until the person reaches eighteen years of age; whichever comes first. The parents or guardian will receive a notice of the suspension.
3. Third Conviction: The license will be suspended until the person reaches eighteen years of age.
For the purposes of this section: a single traffic ticket for more than one offense constitutes a single traffic offense.
The Dire Consequences of Receiving More than One Traffic Ticket
If a teenager commits two traffic offenses within a six-month period, they face a suspension of their license. This means your teen will not be able to legally drive for at least six-months. On the third conviction they will have their license suspended until they reach eighteen.
Parents are inclined to let their teenagers receive a lesson when it comes to their first traffic ticket. While getting a ticket can be a valuable lesson, there is the danger of later having their license suspended for another infraction. It is harmful not to fight the first ticket a teenager receives. Statistically, teens have a higher chance of speeding or being involved in a traffic collision. Teens have a greater chance of speeding or being involved in a traffic accident. Teens have a greater chance of speeding and being involved in an accident. Many report being under the influence and influence from friends. Over half of all teens admit they drive fast on occasion.
Just because you think your teen has learned a lesson from getting their first ticket, does not ensure that they will not make future driving mistakes. This is why it is vital to talk with your teens about safe driving and put up a fight against those first driving tickets. A teenager losing their license until eighteen can have negative impacts on the whole family. Contact Nick George for a free consultation about your teenís ticket.