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RCW 46.61.190

Vehicle entering stop or yield intersection.

(1) Preferential right-of-way may be indicated by stop signs or yield signs as authorized in RCW 47.36.110.

     (2) Except when directed to proceed by a duly authorized flagger, or a police officer, or a firefighter vested by law with authority to direct, control, or regulate traffic, every driver of a vehicle approaching a stop sign shall stop at a clearly marked stop line, but if none, before entering a marked crosswalk on the near side of the intersection or, if none, then at the point nearest the intersecting roadway where the driver has a view of approaching traffic on the intersecting roadway before entering the roadway, and after having stopped shall yield the right-of-way to any vehicle in the intersection or approaching on another roadway so closely as to constitute an immediate hazard during the time when such driver is moving across or within the intersection or junction of roadways.

     (3) The driver of a vehicle approaching a yield sign shall in obedience to such sign slow down to a speed reasonable for the existing conditions and if required for safety to stop, shall stop at a clearly marked stop line, but if none, before entering a marked crosswalk on the near side of the intersection or if none, then at the point nearest the intersecting roadway where the driver has a view of approaching traffic on the intersecting roadway before entering the roadway, and then after slowing or stopping, the driver shall yield the right-of-way to any vehicle in the intersection or approaching on another roadway so closely as to constitute an immediate hazard during the time such driver is moving across or within the intersection or junction of roadways: PROVIDED, That if such a driver is involved in a collision with a vehicle in the intersection or junction of roadways, after driving past a yield sign without stopping, such collision shall be deemed prima facie evidence of the driver's failure to yield right-of-way.

[2000 c 239 § 5; 1975 c 62 § 27; 1965 ex.s. c 155 § 30.]

Notes:

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

     Captions not law -- 2000 c 239: See note following RCW 49.17.350.

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

Stop signs, "Yield" signs -- Duties of persons using highway: RCW 47.36.110.