Washington State Lawmakers Exempt From Speeding Tickets During Legislative Session

And for 15 days before it starts


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.