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RCW 46.61.685

Leaving children unattended in standing vehicle with motor running — Penalty.

(1) It is unlawful for any person, while operating or in charge of a vehicle, to park or willfully allow such vehicle to stand upon a public highway or in a public place with its motor running, leaving a minor child or children under the age of sixteen years unattended in the vehicle.

     (2) Any person violating this section is guilty of a misdemeanor. Upon a second or subsequent conviction for a violation of this section, the department shall revoke the operator's license of such person.

[2003 c 53 § 246; 1990 c 250 § 57; 1961 c 151 § 2. Formerly RCW 46.56.230.]

Notes:

Rules of court:  Bail in criminal traffic offense cases -- Mandatory appearance -- CrRLJ 3.2.

     Intent -- Effective date -- 2003 c 53: See notes following RCW 2.48.180.

     Severability -- 1990 c 250: See note following RCW 46.18.215.

Leaving children unattended in parked automobile while entering tavern, etc.: RCW 9.91.060.