Washington State has two types of violations that will result in a speeding ticket: a violation for speeding over the speed limit; and a violation for traveling too fast for conditions.
For example, if you were driving on the freeway and you received a ticket for traveling 70 in 60 mph zone, that is an example of a ticket for exceeding the speed limit. Or perhaps you were in a residential neighborhood and you got a ticket for going 40 in a 25, and there wasn’t even a sign. This is still an example of a ticket for traveling faster than the speed limit. The Speeding Over Limit section goes into more detail.
In other cases, a driver gets a ticket for Speeding Too Fast For Conditions. Here it does not matter if the driver was exceeding the speed limit, and this type of speeding ticket is most common in collision cases; circumstances in which the roadway is obstructed; and situations where the weather is bad. The section on Speeding Too Fast For Conditions provides more information.