State employees are responsible for any traffic citations they receive while operating a state vehicle.
- DES Fleet Operations receives an infraction notice (as the registered owner) in Olympia and opens an internal file for the incident.
- Fleet Operations attaches the citation to a notification email and sends it to the Agency Transportation Officer or vehicle coordinator/operator assigned to the vehicle.
- The agency receiving the notice will then begin their own internal procedures/investigation and notify the responsible driver in a timely manner.
- Once the citation has been resolved, the agency in charge of the responsible driver must notify DES Fleet Operations to close the file.