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46.61.775  <<  46.61.780 >>   46.61.790

RCW 46.61.780

Lamps and other equipment on bicycles.

(1) Every bicycle when in use during the hours of darkness as defined in RCW 46.37.020 shall be equipped with a lamp on the front which shall emit a white light visible from a distance of at least five hundred feet to the front and with a red reflector on the rear of a type approved by the state patrol which shall be visible from all distances up to six hundred feet to the rear when directly in front of lawful lower beams of head lamps on a motor vehicle. A lamp emitting a red light visible from a distance of five hundred feet to the rear may be used in addition to the red reflector. A light-emitting diode flashing taillight visible from a distance of five hundred feet to the rear may also be used in addition to the red reflector.

     (2) Every bicycle shall be equipped with a brake which will enable the operator to make the braked wheels skid on dry, level, clean pavement.

[1998 c 165 § 17; 1987 c 330 § 746; 1975 c 62 § 39; 1965 ex.s. c 155 § 85.]

Notes:

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

     Short title -- 1998 c 165: See note following RCW 43.59.010.

     Construction -- Application of rules -- Severability -- 1987 c 330: See notes following RCW 28B.12.050.

     Severability -- 1975 c 62: See note following RCW 36.75.010.