Ritzville, Washington Speed Traps
I’m I90 east, SP is I90 west, stops creating dust U turn on median to east bound but doesn’t know who to pull over out of 4 grey suvs. After moving forward for at least another mile at speed limit WSP pulls me over saying he clocked me at 105.
Speedtrap with sky assistance. I need record of observance.
Use caution while traveling through “revenue Ritzville” on I-90. WSP there is famous for it’s predatory police practices. They use median U-turn for emergency vehicle locations to pluck their prey. My wife has had two speeding tickets in the last 25 years, both in Ritzville. And we live 87 miles away, rarely passing through. This kind of “law enforcement” gives legitimate cops a bad name. Highway robbery.
Ritzville cops are no longer content pulling over unsuspecting drivers that are going a mile or two over the speed limit on I-90. They’ve found a more lucrative way to line their pocketbooks. They are now pulling over cars that drive past the unfortunate folks that are getting a ticket. If you do not completely change lanes when you pass them (even if the lane is full of faster moving traffic) they will pull you over and issue a “failure to yield to a stationary emergency vehicle” ticket (statute 46.61.212). This is considered a “moving violation” and carries a $191 fine. There is no defense… it is the officers word against the motorists word.
See above. Construction zone.
I have driven roundtrip between these mile markers for almost 4 yrs and very rarely do I NOT see a cop. They usually have 2 cops out and sometimes the plane when the weather gets nice. There are lots of hiding places as previously mentioned. I would never speed here at all.