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Are Unmarked Police Cars Illegal?

We get this question a lot.  The relevant RCW states that all law enforcement cars must be marked EXCEPT those being used for special undercover or confidential investigative purposes. 

There is another part of the RCW that fully exempts State Patrol traffic control vehicles at the discretion of the State Patrol chief.

So what does that all mean?  Simply put – yes, you can get a ticket from an officer driving an unmarked car.

Want to know more? 

Look up RCW 46.08.065. https://app.leg.wa.gov/rcw/default.aspx?cite=46.08.065

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