Many types of traffic tickets and situations can affect your Washington state driver's license. This fact sheet explains some common situations that can cause license suspension and introduces the basics about traffic ticket suspensions.
Your license could be suspended for other reasons that don't have to do with a traffic ticket. You can read more about the different reasons for license suspension in this fact sheet.
If your driver's license has not been suspended yet but you have a non-criminal traffic infraction (or ticket), you might have options:
Depending on the type of ticket, you may be able to:
Contest the ticket and ask for a hearing
Ask for a payment plan to pay the fine
You should follow the instructions on the notice to respond to the infraction.
*Do not ignore your traffic ticket! Your license can be suspended for failing to respond to a summons or appear at a court hearing for a non-criminal moving violation like speeding.