Washington Passes Law to Fine Motorists $124 for ICE Vehicles Parking in EV Only Spaces

5 years ago by Eric Loveday 5

Hopefully,  a $124 Fine Will Deter Gas Vehicles From Occupying EV Charge Points In Washington State

Hopefully, a $124 Fine Will Deter Gas Vehicles From Occupying EV Charge Points In Washington State

It’s basically a done deal now.

ICE Vehicles Not Acceptable Here

ICE Vehicles Not Acceptable Here

In early March, the state of Washington considered a bill that called for a $124 fine for ICE vehicles illegally parked in or blocking electric vehicle-only parking spaces.  The bill further stated that plug-in vehicles would be fined for parking in charging station spots, but not plugged in.

The bill went before the Senate in Washington and passed with flying colors.  The vote was 43 for versus 6 against.

On Friday, that same bill went before Washington’s House of Representatives.  The result was 84 in favor versus 12 against.

With such overwhelming support among Washington legislator, it’s all but guaranteed that the Governor will sign the bill into law.  That’s the next and final step in the process and it’s believed that the Governor will act quickly on this one.

The only time consuming setback here is that all charging stations must be marked with a sign that warns violators of the fact that they’ll be fined for illegal or improper parking.  States tend to take their good ol’ time in posted signage, so we’ll so how long before all of Washington’s 327 public charges have the proper warnings in place.

 

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5 responses to "Washington Passes Law to Fine Motorists $124 for ICE Vehicles Parking in EV Only Spaces"

  1. kdawg says:

    Where does the $ go?

  2. NZDavid says:

    What happens if someone unplugs me, to plug in their own car? Do I still get a fine, or does someone else have to wait until I can get back to the car?

    1. Aaron says:

      As long as your car is an EV, you should not get a ticket. This law is just to prevent ICEVs from parking in EV charging spots.

      1. Stefan Chex says:

        Interesting, that is not what this says: ” The bill further stated that plug-in vehicles would be fined for parking in charging station spots, but not plugged in. ”

        So which is it??

  3. Turbofroggy says:

    This is a long time coming. The ICEing problem really sucks and it is time for these ignorant/arrogant gas car driving a-holes to pay up.
    Also I would be happy to volunteer my time to put up the signs and paint the pavement.
    I would also be happy to stake out the worse offending locations and call in offenders, all day.