WSR 10-15-079

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

DEPARTMENT OF LICENSING


[ Filed July 19, 2010, 10:20 a.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: Warning letters for drivers age eighteen through twenty-one.

Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 46.01.110 and 46.52.120.

Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: The department seeks to propose a rule to outline procedures for a letter to be sent to drivers age eighteen through twenty-one who have received a moving traffic violation warning them of the risk of crash involvement. Statistics indicate that drivers who have received infractions and citations for moving traffic violations have a greater chance of being involved in an automobile crash, and that young drivers are at a greater risk for crash involvement. Warning letters are already being sent to drivers age sixteen through seventeen under the intermediate driver's license law. The department wishes to expand the process of sending an early warning letter to drivers age eighteen through twenty-one with a goal of reducing crash involvement by this age group.

Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: None.

Process for Developing New Rule: Internal review and input from interested stakeholders.

Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication by contacting Clark J. Holloway, Department of Licensing, P.O. Box 9020, Olympia, WA 98507-9020, (360) 902-3846, cholloway@dol.wa.gov.

July 19, 2010

Walt Fahrer

Rules Coordinator

Washington State Code Reviser's Office