Racing Ticket or Charges in Washington State

Burg & Lantz: Reckless Driving Defense
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What does racing mean?

Racing, like reckless driving, is a gross-misdemeanor, punishable by 0-364 days in jail and $0-$500 fine. 

Any conviction includes a loss of license for 30 days and SR22 insurance for three years. 

You can drive during the suspension with an occupational restricted license


  • Gross misdemeanor
  • 30 day loss of license if convicted
  • SR-22 insurance

Racing is defined under the laws of the State of Washington. It has a very specific definition and means according to statute:

RCW 46.61.530

Racing of vehicles on highways -- Reckless driving -- Exception

No person or persons may race any motor vehicle or motor vehicles upon any public highway of this state. Any person or persons who wilfully compare or contest relative speeds by operation of one or more motor vehicles shall be guilty of racing, which shall constitute reckless driving under RCW 46.61.500, whether or not such speed is in excess of the maximum speed prescribed by law:

PROVIDED HOWEVER, that any comparison or contest of the accuracy with which motor vehicles may be operated in terms of relative speeds not in excess of the posted maximum speed does not constitute racing.

Charged with Reckless Driving or Racing?

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