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RCW 46.61.245

Drivers to exercise care.

(1) Notwithstanding the foregoing provisions of this chapter every driver of a vehicle shall exercise due care to avoid colliding with any pedestrian upon any roadway and shall give warning by sounding the horn when necessary and shall exercise proper precaution upon observing any child or any obviously confused or incapacitated person upon a roadway.

     (2)(a) If a person is found to have committed an infraction under this section within a school, playground, or crosswalk speed zone created under RCW 46.61.440, the person must be assessed a monetary penalty equal to twice the penalty assessed under RCW 46.63.110. The penalty may not be waived, reduced, or suspended.

     (b) Fifty percent of the moneys collected under this subsection must be deposited into the school zone safety account.

[2010 c 242 § 2; 1965 ex.s. c 155 § 36.]

Notes:

Rules of court:  Monetary penalty schedule -- IRLJ 6.2.

     Effective date -- 2010 c 242: See note following RCW 46.61.275.

Blind pedestrians: Chapter 70.84 RCW.