OLYMPIA, Wash. – Get a traffic ticket, get a letter of reprimand from the Department of Licensing. That’s how it works in Washington if you are a driver between the ages of 16 and 21. The letter-writing campaign is designed to reduce crashes among younger drivers. But some parents don’t appreciate it.
The letter to young drivers starts out: “Not cool: your driving record shows that you were found to have committed the following traffic violation.” The warning comes from the Washington Department of Licensing.