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(360) 230-1914
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Understanding Your Washington State Failure to Obey a Control Device Infraction
In Washington, failure to obey a control device is defined through a very broad statute that can apply to numerous different situations. Basically, any time there is a sign telling you to do something or not to do something, and you proceed to do the opposite – you have violated this statute and could be issued a WA failure to obey a control device ticket.

For example, if a sign says “do not cross the double white lines” but you do, then you failed to obey the traffic control device and could receive a Washington State traffic ticket. Another example is coming across a sign that says “right turn only” but you then proceed to drive straight ahead.


Often, a person can violate a Washington State failure to obey a traffic control device statute and a more specific statute at the same time. If you fail to stop at a stop sign, you violated a stop sign statute as well as the more general failure to obey traffic control device statute. However, you shouldn’t be cited under both statutes.
A Washington traffic ticket issued for violating this statute may not only issued to persons driving vehicles, but also people on bicycles, and even pedestrians. However, if you ever receive this ticket as a bicyclist or a pedestrian, it is strongly recommended you hire a Washington traffic ticket attorney, because this variety of ticket may negatively impact your driving record.
Obviously, circumstances involving failure to obey a control device run the gambit. Often, a driver might be unaware that they even committed an infraction. While a person’s intent, or lack thereof, is not defensible, a qualified Washington State traffic ticket lawyer can do everything legally possible to get your ticket dismissed or reduced.

Why it Makes Sense to Hire a Washington Traffic Ticket Lawyer
Receiving any Washington ticket can negatively impact your insurance rates for years to come. This seems especially unfair if you are cited for failure to obey a traffic control device when otherwise you’ve always been a responsible driver. People make mistakes every day, so it’s good to remember that the law exists to protect you and your rights.
Our team of experienced Washington State traffic ticket attorneys successfully defend hundreds of Western Washington drivers every year, against all varieties of traffic infractions. Building a defense and challenging the State’s case often requires investigating the circumstances involved when you received your ticket. We look into whether proper procedure was followed and if the ticket was filled out correctly. If any of these regulations weren’t met, we can often get a ticket dismissed outright.
Perhaps there were issues with the control device’s visibility on the day you received your Washington ticket. By doing all the necessary legwork required to build an aggressive defense, our WA traffic ticket attorneys act directly on your behalf to have your ticket reduced and keep it off of your driving record.
From start to finish, we handle every aspect of your case. In almost every situation, there is nothing more you need do than hand the reigns over to us. If any issues arise we will notify you, but otherwise you are free to go about your daily routine, knowing that a qualified Washington traffic ticket lawyer is working diligently as your personal advocate.
We have offices all over Western Washington, and we offer a free evaluation to help you determine your best course of action. Contact us today by phone, or fill out our online questionnaire, and make sure the law is working for you.









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The Law Offices of Jason S. Newcombe fight Washington State speeding and traffic tickets throughout Western Washington.