traffic ticket http://kplu.org en Retired judge fights Longview camera ticket http://kplu.org/post/retired-judge-fights-longview-camera-ticket <p>LONGVIEW, Wash. &mdash; Retired Cowlitz County Superior Court Judge Jim Warme is fighting a speeding ticket issued automatically by a camera in a school zone.</p><p>In his appeal of a Longview Municipal Court decision, Warme acknowledges a car registered to him and his wife was photographed last May driving 31 mph in a 20 mph zone.</p><p> Mon, 16 Jan 2012 21:52:20 +0000 The Associated Press 3758 at http://kplu.org Nearly 300,000 Wash. drivers suspended for failure to pay tickets http://kplu.org/post/nearly-300000-wash-drivers-suspended-failure-pay-tickets <p>BURIEN, Wash. &ndash; In Washington, nearly 300,000 drivers currently have suspended licenses &ndash; not because they&#39;ve driven drunk or committed a hit-and-run, but because they failed to pay their traffic tickets.</p><p>You&#39;re about to meet three of them. Like a lot of people in their situation, they continued to drive. And that has led to more tickets, more debt and even jail.</p><p> Mon, 25 Jul 2011 19:13:41 +0000 Austin Jenkins 2164 at http://kplu.org Nearly 300,000 Wash. drivers suspended for failure to pay tickets Troopers and cops crack down on driving while cellphoning http://kplu.org/post/troopers-and-cops-crack-down-driving-while-cellphoning <p>Maybe you didn&#39;t get the word that the law changed last June: Using your cellphone while driving -- unless you have a hands-free connection -- is a primary offense in Washington.</p><p>That means officers can pull you over and write you a $124 ticket, even if you&#39;re otherwise obeying the traffic laws. It used to be only a secondary offense, meaning police had to see you speeding, or making an illegal turn, for example, before ticketing you.</p><p>The Seattle Times has <a href="http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/traffic/2015258261_cellphone08m.html">figured out that Seattle Police have issued about six times as many cellphone tickets since the law changed</a>, compared to the previous year, and the Washington State Patrol has issued about five times more tickets.&nbsp; Wed, 08 Jun 2011 16:58:19 +0000 KPLU News Staff 1814 at http://kplu.org Troopers and cops crack down on driving while cellphoning School buses could get traffic-ticket cameras http://kplu.org/post/school-buses-could-get-traffic-ticket-cameras <p>http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/kplu/local-kplu-959184.mp3</p><p>Automated traffic ticket cameras could soon show up in a new place. They&rsquo;d be attached to school buses. Opponents of photo traffic enforcement are mounting a late effort to stop the idea in the sate Legislature.<br /><br /> Brenner Beck is a school bus driver in Gig Harbor. He says motorists go around his bus when the flashing stop sign paddle is out. Thu, 24 Mar 2011 20:00:30 +0000 Tom Banse & KPLU News Staff 1061 at http://kplu.org School buses could get traffic-ticket cameras