Washington, D.C.

Washington State Lawmakers Exempt From Speeding Tickets During Legislative Session

And for 15 days before it starts

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Washington state legislators headed to work can't get speeding tickets—or so says the Washington State Patrol and at least one local police department. 

A spokesman for WSP says Washington lawmakers are constitutionally protected from receiving noncriminal traffic tickets during a legislative session, as well as 15 days before. A spokeswoman says The Tacoma Police Department abides by a similar policy.