I was driving on a main street in seattle and they said I was going 28 in a 20mph school zone , but I didnt see any actual schools in the area?
Were there signs notifying you that you were entering a school zone? Were the lights flashing?
If there were signs and the lights were flashing, it does not matter whether you did not notice the lights were flashing or see a school. The school could be behind the building facing the street.
If you got a camera ticket, there should be a link on the ticket for you to review the pictures and videos taken of your alleged violation. You can look at the pictures and videos to see whether the lights were flashing.
What may be helpful for you is to go look at the signs. If there are too many signs, some courts in Seattle will dismiss the ticket against you.
Seattle likes to put up one sign to state that the school zone is in effect when children are present and another sign about when lights are flashing. Some courts in Seattle have held that two signs are one sign too many since the national standards for traffic signs provide that only so many signs with so many words written on the signs can be posted in an area. Too many signs prevent the average driver from processing all the information.
You can review the specific facts with your attorney to find out your legal options.
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