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Chapter 308-330 WAC

Last Update: 10/10/17

WASHINGTON MODEL TRAFFIC ORDINANCE

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HTMLPDF308-330-005Purpose of this chapter.
HTMLPDF308-330-010Amendments to this chapter automatically included.
HTMLPDF308-330-030Uniformity in application.
HTMLPDF308-330-100Chapter 46.04 RCW (Definitions) adopted by reference.
HTMLPDF308-330-109Bus.
HTMLPDF308-330-112Bus stop.
HTMLPDF308-330-115City.
HTMLPDF308-330-118Demolish.
HTMLPDF308-330-127Holidays.
HTMLPDF308-330-133Loading zone.
HTMLPDF308-330-136Official time standard.
HTMLPDF308-330-139Ordinance.
HTMLPDF308-330-142Parking meter.
HTMLPDF308-330-145Parking meter space.
HTMLPDF308-330-148Parking meter zone.
HTMLPDF308-330-151Passenger loading zone.
HTMLPDF308-330-154Planting strip.
HTMLPDF308-330-157Police or police officer.
HTMLPDF308-330-160Police chief or chief of police.
HTMLPDF308-330-163Police department.
HTMLPDF308-330-169School bus zone.
HTMLPDF308-330-172Service parking.
HTMLPDF308-330-175Street.
HTMLPDF308-330-178Taxicab.
HTMLPDF308-330-181Taxicab stand.
HTMLPDF308-330-184Tow truck operator.
HTMLPDF308-330-187Traffic division.
HTMLPDF308-330-190U-turn.
HTMLPDF308-330-195RCW sections adopted—Livestock.
HTMLPDF308-330-197RCW sections adopted—Off-road and nonhighway vehicles.
HTMLPDF308-330-200RCW sections adopted—Snowmobiles.
HTMLPDF308-330-205Public employees to obey traffic regulations.
HTMLPDF308-330-210Police administration.
HTMLPDF308-330-215Duty of traffic division.
HTMLPDF308-330-220Authority of police and fire department officials.
HTMLPDF308-330-225Records of traffic violations.
HTMLPDF308-330-230Traffic division to investigate accidents.
HTMLPDF308-330-235Traffic accident studies.
HTMLPDF308-330-240Traffic accident reports.
HTMLPDF308-330-245Traffic division to submit annual traffic safety report.
HTMLPDF308-330-250Police department to administer bicycle licenses.
HTMLPDF308-330-255Police department to regulate parking meters.
HTMLPDF308-330-260Traffic engineer.
HTMLPDF308-330-265Traffic engineer—Authority.
HTMLPDF308-330-270Local authority—Authority.
HTMLPDF308-330-275Traffic safety commission—Powers and duties.
HTMLPDF308-330-300RCW sections adopted—Certificates of ownership and registrations.
HTMLPDF308-330-305RCW sections adopted—Vehicle licenses.
HTMLPDF308-330-307RCW sections adopted—Driver licenses and identicards.
HTMLPDF308-330-309RCW sections adopted—Uniform Commercial Driver's License Act.
HTMLPDF308-330-310RCW sections adopted—Financial responsibility.
HTMLPDF308-330-312RCW sections adopted—Mandatory liability insurance.
HTMLPDF308-330-314RCW sections adopted—Vehicle inspection.
HTMLPDF308-330-316RCW sections adopted—Vehicle lighting and other equipment.
HTMLPDF308-330-320RCW sections adopted—Size, weight, load.
HTMLPDF308-330-322 RCW sections adopted—Transportation of hazardous materials.
HTMLPDF308-330-325RCW sections adopted—Accidents, reports.
HTMLPDF308-330-327RCW sections adopted—Hulk haulers and scrap processors.
HTMLPDF308-330-330RCW sections adopted—Motor vehicle wreckers.
HTMLPDF308-330-360Owner of record presumed liable for costs when vehicle abandoned—Exception.
HTMLPDF308-330-365Contract with registered disposer to dispose of vehicles and hulks—Compliance required.
HTMLPDF308-330-370Stolen and abandoned vehicles—Reports of—Recovery, report required, penalty—Disposition.
HTMLPDF308-330-400Provisions of chapter refer to vehicles upon highway—Exception.
HTMLPDF308-330-403Required obedience to traffic ordinance.
HTMLPDF308-330-406RCW sections adopted—Abandoned, unauthorized, and junk vehicle tow truck operators.
HTMLPDF308-330-408RCW sections adopted—Traffic laws, signs, signals, markings.
HTMLPDF308-330-409Traffic control devices required—Stopping, standing, and parking.
HTMLPDF308-330-412Crossing new pavement and markings.
HTMLPDF308-330-415RCW sections adopted—Right of way.
HTMLPDF308-330-421RCW sections adopted—Turning, starting and stopping.
HTMLPDF308-330-423RCW sections adopted—Speed restrictions.
HTMLPDF308-330-425RCW sections adopted—Reckless driving, negligent driving, vehicular homicide and assault.
HTMLPDF308-330-430Obedience to angle-parking signs or markings.
HTMLPDF308-330-433Parking not to obstruct traffic.
HTMLPDF308-330-436Parking for certain purposes unlawful.
HTMLPDF308-330-439Standing in passenger loading zone.
HTMLPDF308-330-442Standing in loading zone.
HTMLPDF308-330-445Standing in a tow-away zone.
HTMLPDF308-330-448Violating permits for loading or unloading at an angle to the curb.
HTMLPDF308-330-451Standing or parking on one-way roadways.
HTMLPDF308-330-454Stopping, standing, and parking of buses and taxicabs regulated.
HTMLPDF308-330-457Restricted use of bus stops and taxicab stands.
HTMLPDF308-330-460Right of way for parking.
HTMLPDF308-330-462RCW sections adopted—Stopping, standing, and parking.
HTMLPDF308-330-464RCW sections adopted—Operation and restrictions.
HTMLPDF308-330-466Funeral processions.
HTMLPDF308-330-469When permits required for parades and processions.
HTMLPDF308-330-472Interfering with processions.
HTMLPDF308-330-475Boarding or alighting from vehicles.
HTMLPDF308-330-478Unlawful riding.
HTMLPDF308-330-481RCW sections adopted—Operation of nonmotorized vehicles.
HTMLPDF308-330-500Bicycle license required.
HTMLPDF308-330-505Bicycle license application.
HTMLPDF308-330-510Issuance of bicycle license.
HTMLPDF308-330-515Attachment of bicycle license plate or decal.
HTMLPDF308-330-520Inspection of bicycles.
HTMLPDF308-330-525Renewal of bicycle license.
HTMLPDF308-330-530Bicycle transfer of ownership.
HTMLPDF308-330-535Bicycle rental agencies.
HTMLPDF308-330-540Bicycle dealers.
HTMLPDF308-330-545Bicycles—Obedience to traffic control devices.
HTMLPDF308-330-550Bicycles—Parking.
HTMLPDF308-330-555Bicycles—Riding on sidewalks.
HTMLPDF308-330-560Bicycles—Penalties.
HTMLPDF308-330-565Unclaimed bicycles.
HTMLPDF308-330-600Parking meter spaces.
HTMLPDF308-330-610Parking meters—Deposit of coins and time limits.
HTMLPDF308-330-620Parking meters—Use of slugs prohibited.
HTMLPDF308-330-630Tampering with parking meter.
HTMLPDF308-330-640Parking meters—Rule of evidence.
HTMLPDF308-330-650Parking meters—Application of proceeds.
HTMLPDF308-330-660Service parking.
HTMLPDF308-330-700RCW sections adopted—Disposition of traffic infractions.
HTMLPDF308-330-705RCW sections adopted—Enforcement.
HTMLPDF308-330-710Penalties.
HTMLPDF308-330-720Citation on illegally parked vehicle.
HTMLPDF308-330-730Failure to comply with traffic citation attached to parked vehicle.
HTMLPDF308-330-740Presumption in reference to illegal parking.
HTMLPDF308-330-800RCW sections adopted—Traffic control devices.
HTMLPDF308-330-810RCW sections adopted—Limited access facilities.
HTMLPDF308-330-815RCW sections adopted—Alcoholic beverage control.
HTMLPDF308-330-820RCW sections adopted—Guide and service dogs.
HTMLPDF308-330-825RCW sections adopted—Littering.
HTMLPDF308-330-910Uniformity of interpretation.
DISPOSITION OF SECTIONS FORMERLY CODIFIED IN THIS TITLE
308-330-121Department. [Statutory Authority: RCW 46.90.010. WSR 94-01-082, § 308-330-121, filed 12/13/93, effective 7/1/94.] Repealed by WSR 97-10-068, filed 5/5/97, effective 6/5/97. Statutory Authority: RCW 46.90.010.
308-330-123Director. [Statutory Authority: RCW 46.90.010. WSR 94-01-082, § 308-330-123, filed 12/13/93, effective 7/1/94.] Repealed by WSR 97-10-068, filed 5/5/97, effective 6/5/97. Statutory Authority: RCW 46.90.010.
308-330-329RCW sections adopted—Rental car businesses. [Statutory Authority: RCW 46.90.010. WSR 94-01-082, § 308-330-329, filed 12/13/93, effective 7/1/94.] Repealed by WSR 97-10-068, filed 5/5/97, effective 6/5/97. Statutory Authority: RCW 46.90.010.
308-330-375Disposition of abandoned junk motor vehicles. [Statutory Authority: RCW 46.90.010. WSR 94-01-082, § 308-330-375, filed 12/13/93, effective 7/1/94.] Repealed by WSR 97-10-068, filed 5/5/97, effective 6/5/97. Statutory Authority: RCW 46.90.010.


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Purpose of this chapter.

The purpose of this chapter is to encourage highway safety and uniform traffic laws by authorizing the department of licensing to adopt a comprehensive compilation of sound, uniform traffic laws to serve as a guide which local authorities may adopt by reference or any part thereof, including all future amendments or additions thereto. Any local authority which adopts this chapter by reference may at any time exclude any section or sections from this chapter which it does not desire to include in its local traffic ordinance. This chapter is not intended to deny any local authority its legislative power, but rather to enhance safe and efficient movement of traffic throughout the state by having current, uniform traffic laws available.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 46.90.010. WSR 94-01-082, § 308-330-005, filed 12/13/93, effective 7/1/94.]



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Amendments to this chapter automatically included.

The addition of any new section to, or amendment or repeal of any section in, this chapter shall be deemed to amend any city, town, or county ordinance which has adopted by reference to this chapter or any part thereof, and it shall not be necessary for the legislative authority of any city, town, or county to take any action with respect to such addition, amendment, or repeal notwithstanding the provisions of RCW 35.21.180, 35A.12.140, 35A.13.180, and 36.32.120(7).
[Statutory Authority: RCW 46.90.010. WSR 94-01-082, § 308-330-010, filed 12/13/93, effective 7/1/94.]



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Uniformity in application.

The provisions of this chapter relating to the operation of vehicles shall be applicable and uniform upon all persons operating vehicles upon the public highways of this state, except as otherwise specifically provided.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 46.90.010. WSR 94-01-082, § 308-330-030, filed 12/13/93, effective 7/1/94.]



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Chapter 46.04 RCW (Definitions) adopted by reference.

All sections of chapter 46.04 RCW as now or hereafter amended are hereby adopted by reference as a part of this chapter in all respects as though such sections were set forth herein in full.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 46.90.010. WSR 94-01-082, § 308-330-100, filed 12/13/93, effective 7/1/94.]



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Bus.

"Bus" means every motor vehicle designed for carrying more than ten passengers and used for transportation of persons, and every motor vehicle, other than a taxicab, designed and used for the transportation of persons for compensation.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 46.90.010. WSR 94-01-082, § 308-330-109, filed 12/13/93, effective 7/1/94.]



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Bus stop.

"Bus stop" means a fixed portion of the highway parallel and adjacent to the curb to be reserved exclusively for buses for layover in operating schedules or while waiting for, loading, or unloading passengers: Provided, That such bus provides regularly scheduled service within the jurisdiction of the local authority.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 46.90.010. WSR 94-01-082, § 308-330-112, filed 12/13/93, effective 7/1/94.]



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City.

"City" means every incorporated city and town.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 46.90.010. WSR 94-01-082, § 308-330-115, filed 12/13/93, effective 7/1/94.]



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Demolish.

"Demolish" means to destroy completely by use of a hydraulic baler and shears, or a shredder.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 46.90.010. WSR 94-01-082, § 308-330-118, filed 12/13/93, effective 7/1/94.]



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Holidays.

"Holidays" include the first day of January, commonly called New Year's Day; the third Monday in January, commonly called Martin Luther King Jr. day; the third Monday of February, being celebrated as the anniversary of the birth of George Washington; the thirtieth day of May, commonly known as Memorial Day; the fourth day of July, being the anniversary of the Declaration of Independence; the first Monday in September, to be known as Labor Day; the fourth Thursday in November, to be known as Thanksgiving Day; the twenty-fifth day of December, commonly called Christmas Day; and any other day specified by ordinance by the local authority to be a holiday. Whenever any holiday falls upon a Sunday, the following Monday shall be a holiday.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 46.90.010. WSR 94-01-082, § 308-330-127, filed 12/13/93, effective 7/1/94.]



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Loading zone.

"Loading zone" means a space reserved for the exclusive use of vehicles during the loading or unloading of property or passengers.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 46.90.010. WSR 94-01-082, § 308-330-133, filed 12/13/93, effective 7/1/94.]



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Official time standard.

"Official time standard" means, whenever certain hours are named, standard time or daylight saving time as may be in current use within the jurisdiction of the local authority.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 46.90.010. WSR 94-01-082, § 308-330-136, filed 12/13/93, effective 7/1/94.]



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Ordinance.

"Ordinance" means a city or town ordinance or a county ordinance or resolution.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 46.90.010. WSR 94-01-082, § 308-330-139, filed 12/13/93, effective 7/1/94.]



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Parking meter.

"Parking meter" means any mechanical device or meter placed or erected adjacent to a parking meter space, for the purpose of regulating or controlling the period of time of occupancy of such parking meter space by any vehicle. Each parking meter installed shall indicate by proper legend the legal parking time and when operated shall at all times indicate the balance of legal parking time, and at the expiration of such period shall indicate illegal or overtime parking. Each meter shall bear a legend indicating the days and hours when the requirement to deposit coins therein shall apply, the value of the coins to be deposited, and the limited period of time for which parking is lawfully permitted in the parking meter space in which such meter is located.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 46.90.010. WSR 94-01-082, § 308-330-142, filed 12/13/93, effective 7/1/94.]



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Parking meter space.

"Parking meter space" means any space within a parking meter zone, adjacent to a parking meter and which is duly designated for the parking of a single vehicle by appropriate markings on the pavement and/or the curb.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 46.90.010. WSR 94-01-082, § 308-330-145, filed 12/13/93, effective 7/1/94.]



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Parking meter zone.

"Parking meter zone" means any highway or part thereof or any off-street parking lot on which parking meters are installed and in operation.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 46.90.010. WSR 94-01-082, § 308-330-148, filed 12/13/93, effective 7/1/94.]



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Passenger loading zone.

"Passenger loading zone" means a place reserved for the exclusive use of vehicles while receiving or discharging passengers.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 46.90.010. WSR 94-01-082, § 308-330-151, filed 12/13/93, effective 7/1/94.]



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Planting strip.

"Planting strip" means that portion of a highway lying between the constructed curb, or edge of the roadway, and the property line exclusive of the sidewalk area.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 46.90.010. WSR 94-01-082, § 308-330-154, filed 12/13/93, effective 7/1/94.]



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Police or police officer.

"Police or police officer" includes, in addition to the meaning in RCW 46.04.391, the police officers of a city, a town, marshal, or the sheriff and his/her deputies of a county whichever is applicable, but when the term sheriff is used in this chapter, it shall only mean the sheriff.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 46.90.010. WSR 94-23-029, § 308-330-157, filed 11/8/94, effective 12/9/94; WSR 94-01-082, § 308-330-157, filed 12/13/93, effective 7/1/94.]



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Police chief or chief of police.

"Police chief or chief of police" includes the police chief or chief police officer of a city, a town marshal, or the sheriff of a county, whichever is applicable, but when the term sheriff is used in this chapter, it shall only mean the sheriff.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 46.90.010. WSR 94-01-082, § 308-330-160, filed 12/13/93, effective 7/1/94.]



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Police department.

"Police department" includes the police department of a city or town or the sheriff's office of a county whichever is applicable, but when the term sheriff is used in this chapter, it shall only mean the sheriff.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 46.90.010. WSR 94-01-082, § 308-330-163, filed 12/13/93, effective 7/1/94.]



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School bus zone.

"School bus zone" means a designated portion of the highway along the curb reserved for loading and unloading school buses during designated hours.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 46.90.010. WSR 94-01-082, § 308-330-169, filed 12/13/93, effective 7/1/94.]



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Service parking.

"Service parking" means the use of a parking meter space while rendering service in cleaning, painting, adjusting, or making minor repairs or replacements in or to buildings or building equipment or to public utilities.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 46.90.010. WSR 94-01-082, § 308-330-172, filed 12/13/93, effective 7/1/94.]



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Street.

"Street" means a "city street."
[Statutory Authority: RCW 46.90.010. WSR 94-01-082, § 308-330-175, filed 12/13/93, effective 7/1/94.]



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Taxicab.

"Taxicab" means a motor vehicle for hire used for the transportation of persons for compensation, and not operated exclusively over a fixed route or between fixed termini.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 46.90.010. WSR 94-01-082, § 308-330-178, filed 12/13/93, effective 7/1/94.]



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Taxicab stand.

"Taxicab stand" means a fixed portion of a highway set aside for taxicabs to stand or wait for passengers.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 46.90.010. WSR 94-01-082, § 308-330-181, filed 12/13/93, effective 7/1/94.]



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Tow truck operator.

"Tow truck operator" means a person, firm, partnership, association, or corporation which, in its course of business, provides towing services for vehicles and automobile hulks.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 46.90.010. WSR 94-01-082, § 308-330-184, filed 12/13/93, effective 7/1/94.]



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Traffic division.

"Traffic division" means the traffic division of the police department of the local authority, or in the event a traffic division is not established, then said term whenever used in this chapter shall be deemed to refer to the police department of the local authority.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 46.90.010. WSR 94-01-082, § 308-330-187, filed 12/13/93, effective 7/1/94.]



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U-turn.

"U-turn" means turning a vehicle so as to proceed in the opposite direction on the same roadway.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 46.90.010. WSR 94-01-082, § 308-330-190, filed 12/13/93, effective 7/1/94.]



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RCW sections adopted—Livestock.

The following sections of the Revised Code of Washington (RCW) pertaining to livestock on highway right of way as now or hereafter amended are hereby adopted by reference as a part of this chapter in all respects as though such sections were set forth herein in full: RCW 16.24.065, and 16.24.070.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 46.90.010. WSR 94-01-082, § 308-330-195, filed 12/13/93, effective 7/1/94.]



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RCW sections adoptedOff-road and nonhighway vehicles.

The following sections of the Revised Code of Washington (RCW) pertaining to off road and nonhighway vehicles as now or hereafter amended are hereby adopted by reference as a part of this chapter in all respects as though such sections were set forth herein in full: RCW 46.09.310, 46.09.330, 46.09.350, 46.09.360, 46.09.420, 46.09.440, 46.09.442, 46.09.444, 46.09.450, 46.09.455, 46.09.457, 46.09.460, 46.09.470, 46.09.480, 46.09.485, and 46.09.490.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 46.90.010. WSR 15-24-085, § 308-330-197, filed 11/30/15, effective 12/31/15; WSR 13-21-026, § 308-330-197, filed 10/8/13, effective 11/8/13; WSR 11-20-041, § 308-330-197, filed 9/28/11, effective 10/29/11; WSR 10-18-058, § 308-330-197, filed 8/30/10, effective 9/30/10; WSR 04-18-061, § 308-330-197, filed 8/27/04, effective 9/27/04; WSR 97-10-068, § 308-330-197, filed 5/5/97, effective 6/5/97; WSR 94-23-029, § 308-330-197, filed 11/8/94, effective 12/9/94; WSR 94-01-082, § 308-330-197, filed 12/13/93, effective 7/1/94.]



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RCW sections adoptedSnowmobiles.

The following sections of the Revised Code of Washington (RCW) pertaining to snowmobiles as now or hereafter amended are hereby adopted by reference as a part of this chapter in all respects as though such sections were set forth herein in full: RCW 46.10.300, 46.10.310, 46.10.330, 46.10.460, 46.10.470, 46.10.480, 46.10.490, 46.10.495, and 46.10.500.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 46.90.010. WSR 15-24-085, § 308-330-200, filed 11/30/15, effective 12/31/15; WSR 11-20-041, § 308-330-200, filed 9/28/11, effective 10/29/11; WSR 97-10-068, § 308-330-200, filed 5/5/97, effective 6/5/97; WSR 94-01-082, § 308-330-200, filed 12/13/93, effective 7/1/94.]



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Public employees to obey traffic regulations.

The provisions of this chapter shall apply to the drivers of all vehicles owned or operated by the United States, the state, or any county, city, town, district, or any other political subdivision of the state, subject to such specific exceptions as are set forth in this chapter.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 46.90.010. WSR 94-01-082, § 308-330-205, filed 12/13/93, effective 7/1/94.]



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Police administration.

There is established in the police department of the local authority a traffic division to be under the control of a police officer appointed by, and directly responsible to, the chief of police.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 46.90.010. WSR 94-01-082, § 308-330-210, filed 12/13/93, effective 7/1/94.]



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Duty of traffic division.

It shall be the duty of the traffic division with such aid as may be rendered by other members of the police department to enforce the traffic regulations of the local authority, to make arrests for traffic violations, to investigate accidents and to cooperate with the traffic engineer and other officers of the local authority in the administration of the traffic laws and in developing ways and means to improve traffic conditions, and to carry out those duties specially imposed upon the said division by this chapter and the traffic ordinances of the local authority.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 46.90.010. WSR 94-01-082, § 308-330-215, filed 12/13/93, effective 7/1/94.]



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Authority of police and fire department officials.

(1) Officers of the police department or such officers as are assigned by the chief of police are authorized to direct all traffic by voice, hand, or signal in conformance with law: Provided, That in the event of a fire or other emergency or to expedite traffic or to safeguard pedestrians, officers of the police department may direct traffic as conditions may require notwithstanding the provisions of law.
(2) Officers of the fire department, when at the scene of a fire, may direct or assist the police in directing traffic thereat or in the immediate vicinity.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 46.90.010. WSR 94-01-082, § 308-330-220, filed 12/13/93, effective 7/1/94.]



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Records of traffic violations.

(1) The police department or the traffic division thereof shall keep a record of all violations of the traffic ordinances of the local authority or of the state motor vehicle laws of which any person has been charged, with the exception of illegal parking or standing violations, together with a record of the final disposition of all such alleged offenses. Such records shall be so maintained as to show all types of violations and the total of each. Such records shall accumulate during at least a five-year period, and from that time on the records shall be maintained complete for at least the most recent five-year period.
(2) All forms for records of violations and notices of violations shall be serially numbered. For each month and year a written record of all such forms shall be kept.
(3) Records and reports concerning a person shall be available upon request only to that particular person requesting such record or report concerning himself, or the legal guardian thereof, the parent of a minor, or any authorized representative of such interested party, or the attorney or insurer thereof.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 46.90.010. WSR 94-01-082, § 308-330-225, filed 12/13/93, effective 7/1/94.]



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Traffic division to investigate accidents.

It shall be the duty of the traffic division, assisted by other members of the police department, to investigate traffic accidents, to arrest, and to assist in the prosecution of those persons charged with violations of law causing or contributing to such accidents.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 46.90.010. WSR 94-01-082, § 308-330-230, filed 12/13/93, effective 7/1/94.]



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Traffic accident studies.

Whenever the accidents at any particular location become numerous, the traffic division shall cooperate with the traffic engineer in conducting studies of such accidents and in determining remedial measures.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 46.90.010. WSR 94-01-082, § 308-330-235, filed 12/13/93, effective 7/1/94.]



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Traffic accident reports.

The traffic division shall maintain a suitable system of filing traffic accident reports. Accident reports or cards referring to them shall be filed alphabetically by location. Such reports shall be available for the use and the information of the traffic engineer.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 46.90.010. WSR 94-01-082, § 308-330-240, filed 12/13/93, effective 7/1/94.]



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Traffic division to submit annual traffic safety report.

The traffic division shall annually prepare a traffic report which shall be filed with the appointing authority of the local authority. Such report shall contain information on traffic matters in the local authority as follows:
(1) The number of traffic accidents, the number of persons killed, the number of persons injured, and other pertinent traffic accident data;
(2) The number of traffic accidents investigated and other pertinent data on the safety activities of the police;
(3) The plans and recommendations of the division for future traffic safety activities.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 46.90.010. WSR 94-01-082, § 308-330-245, filed 12/13/93, effective 7/1/94.]



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Police department to administer bicycle licenses.

The police department or some other office or department designated by the local authority shall administer the bicycle license regulations required by this chapter.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 46.90.010. WSR 94-01-082, § 308-330-250, filed 12/13/93, effective 7/1/94.]



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Police department to regulate parking meters.

The police department shall be responsible for the regulation, control, operation, and use of parking meters installed in all parking meter zones.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 46.90.010. WSR 94-01-082, § 308-330-255, filed 12/13/93, effective 7/1/94.]



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Traffic engineer.

(1) The office of traffic engineer is established: Provided, That if there is no traffic engineer, then the engineer of the local authority shall serve as traffic engineer in addition to his/her other functions, and shall exercise the powers and duties with respect to traffic as provided in this chapter: Provided further, That if there is no engineer in the local authority, then the appointing authority shall designate a person to exercise such powers and duties.
(2) It shall be the general duty of the traffic engineer to determine the installation and maintenance of traffic control devices, to conduct engineering analysis of traffic accidents and to devise remedial measures, to conduct engineering investigations of traffic conditions, to plan the operation of traffic on the highways of the local authority, to cooperate with other officials in the development of ways and means to improve traffic conditions, and to carry out the additional powers and duties imposed by any ordinances of the local authority.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 46.90.010. WSR 94-01-082, § 308-330-260, filed 12/13/93, effective 7/1/94.]



PDF308-330-265

Traffic engineer—Authority.

The traffic engineer is authorized:
(1) To place and maintain official traffic control devices when and as required under the traffic ordinances or resolutions of the local authority to make effective the provisions of said ordinances or resolutions, and may place and maintain such additional official traffic control devices as he/she may deem necessary to regulate, warn, or guide traffic under the traffic ordinances or resolutions of the local authority;
(2) To place and maintain official traffic control devices as he/she may deem necessary to regulate, warn, or guide traffic for construction, detours, emergencies, and special conditions;
(3) To designate and maintain, by appropriate devices, marks, or lines upon the surface of the roadway, crosswalks at intersections where in his/her opinion there is particular danger to pedestrians crossing the roadway, and in such other places as he/she may deem necessary;
(4) To establish safety zones of such kind and character and at such places as he/she may deem necessary for the protection of pedestrians;
(5) To mark traffic lanes upon the roadway of any highway where a regular alignment of traffic is necessary;
(6) To regulate the timing of traffic signals so as to permit the movement of traffic in an orderly and safe manner;
(7) To place official traffic control devices within or adjacent to intersections indicating the course to be traveled by vehicles turning at such intersections, in accordance with the provisions of this chapter, and such course to be traveled as so indicated may conform to or be other than as prescribed by law;
(8) To determine those intersections at which drivers of vehicles shall not make a right, left, or U-turn, and shall place proper signs at such intersections. The making of such turns may be prohibited between certain hours of any day and permitted at other hours, in which event the same shall be plainly indicated on the signs or they may be removed when such turns are permitted;
(9) To erect and maintain stop signs, yield signs, or other official traffic control devices to designate arterial highways or to designate intersection or other roadway junctions at which vehicular traffic on one or more of the roadways shall yield or stop and yield before entering the intersection or junction, except as provided in RCW 46.61.195;
(10) To issue special permits to authorize the backing of a vehicle to the curb for the purpose of loading or unloading property subject to the terms and conditions of such permit. Such permits may be issued either to the owner or lessee of real property alongside the curb or to the owner of the vehicle and shall grant to such person the privilege as therein stated and authorized by this section;
(11) To erect signs indicating no parking upon both sides of a highway when the width of the improved roadway does not exceed twenty feet, or upon one side of a highway as indicated by such signs when the width of the improved roadway is between twenty and twenty-eight feet;
(12) To determine when standing or parking may be permitted upon the left-hand side of any roadway when the highway includes two or more separate roadways and traffic is restricted to one direction upon any such roadway and to erect signs giving notice thereof;
(13) To determine and designate by proper signs places not exceeding one hundred feet in length in which the stopping, standing, or parking of vehicles would create an especially hazardous condition or would cause unusual delay to traffic;
(14) To determine the location of loading zones, passenger loading zones, and tow-away zones and shall place and maintain appropriate signs or curb markings supplemented with the appropriate words stenciled on the curb indicating the same and stating the hours during which the provisions of this chapter are applicable;
(15) To establish bus stops, bus stands, taxicab stands, and stands for other for hire vehicles on such highways in such places and in such number as he/she shall determine to be of the greatest benefit and convenience to the public, and every such bus stop, bus stand, taxicab stand, or other stand shall be designated by appropriate signs or by curb markings supplemented with the appropriate words stenciled on the curb;
(16) To erect and maintain official traffic control devices on any highway or part thereof to impose gross weight limits on the basis of an engineering and traffic investigation;
(17) To erect and maintain official traffic control devices on any highway or part thereof to prohibit the operation of trucks exceeding ten thousand pounds gross weight on the basis of an engineering and traffic investigation: Provided, That such devices shall not prohibit necessary local operation on such highways for the purpose of making a pickup or delivery;
(18) To erect and maintain official traffic control devices on any highway or part thereof to impose vehicle size restrictions on the basis of an engineering and traffic investigation;
(19) To determine and designate those heavily traveled highways upon which shall be prohibited any class or kind of traffic which is found to be incompatible with the normal and safe movement of traffic on the basis of an engineering and traffic investigation and shall erect appropriate official traffic control devices giving notice thereof;
(20) To install parking meters in the established parking meter zones upon the curb adjacent to each designated parking space;
(21) To designate the parking space adjacent to each parking meter for which such meter is to be used by appropriate markings upon the curb and/or the pavement of the highway;
(22) To post appropriate signs making it unlawful for pedestrians to cross highways in certain crosswalks when such crossing would endanger either pedestrian or vehicular traffic using the highway;
(23) To test new or proposed traffic control devices under actual conditions of traffic.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 46.90.010. WSR 94-01-082, § 308-330-265, filed 12/13/93, effective 7/1/94.]



PDF308-330-270

Local authority—Authority.

After an engineering and traffic investigation by the traffic engineer, the local authority may by resolution:
(1) Decrease maximum speed limits pursuant to RCW 46.61.415;
(2) Increase maximum speed limits pursuant to RCW 46.61.415;
(3) Determine and declare the maximum speed limits on arterial highways pursuant to RCW 46.61.415;
(4) Determine and declare upon what highways angle parking shall be permitted pursuant to RCW 46.61.575(3);
(5) Prohibit, regulate, or limit, stopping, standing, or parking of vehicles on any highway at all times or during such times as shall be indicated by official traffic control devices;
(6) Determine and declare parking meter zones upon those highways or parts thereof where the installation of parking meters will be necessary to regulate parking;
(7) Close any highway or part thereof temporarily to any or all traffic;
(8) Determine and declare one-way highways pursuant to RCW 46.61.135;
(9) Determine and declare arterial highways pursuant to RCW 46.61.195 and 46.61.435.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 46.90.010. WSR 94-01-082, § 308-330-270, filed 12/13/93, effective 7/1/94.]



PDF308-330-275

Traffic safety commission—Powers and duties.

(1) There is established a traffic safety commission to serve without compensation, consisting of the traffic engineer, the chief of police, or, in his/her discretion as his/her representative, the chief of the traffic division or other cognizant member of the police department, one representative each from the engineer's office and the attorney's office, and such number of other officers of the local authority and representatives of unofficial bodies as may be determined and appointed by the appointing authority of the local authority. The chair of the commission shall be appointed by such appointing authority and may be removed by such authority.
(2) It shall be the duty of the traffic safety commission, and to this end it shall have authority within the limits of the funds at its disposal, to coordinate traffic activities, to supervise the preparation and publication of traffic reports, to receive complaints having to do with traffic matters, and to recommend to the legislative body of the local authority and to the traffic engineer, the chief of the traffic division, and other officials, ways and means for improving traffic conditions and the administration and enforcement of traffic regulations.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 46.90.010. WSR 94-01-082, § 308-330-275, filed 12/13/93, effective 7/1/94.]



PDF308-330-300

RCW sections adopted—Certificates of ownership and registration[s].

The following sections of the Revised Code of Washington (RCW) pertaining to vehicle certificates of ownership and registrations as now or hereafter amended are hereby adopted by reference as a part of this chapter in all respects as though such sections were set forth herein in full: RCW 46.12.550, 46.12.590, 46.12.600, 46.12.635, 46.12.650, 46.12.655, 46.12.660, 46.12.720, 46.12.725, 46.12.730, 46.12.735, 46.12.740, 46.12.745, 46.12.750, and 46.12.755.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 46.90.010. WSR 11-20-041, § 308-330-300, filed 9/28/11, effective 10/29/11; WSR 99-04-070, § 308-330-300, filed 2/1/99, effective 3/4/99; WSR 97-10-068, § 308-330-300, filed 5/5/97, effective 6/5/97; WSR 96-13-089, § 308-330-300, filed 6/19/96, effective 7/20/96; WSR 95-23-042, § 308-330-300, filed 11/13/95, effective 12/14/95; WSR 94-23-029, § 308-330-300, filed 11/8/94, effective 12/9/94; WSR 94-01-082, § 308-330-300, filed 12/13/93, effective 7/1/94.]
Reviser's note: RCW 34.05.395 requires the use of underlining and deletion marks to indicate amendments to existing rules, and deems ineffectual changes not filed by the agency in this manner. The bracketed material in the above section does not appear to conform to the statutory requirement.



PDF308-330-305

RCW sections adoptedVehicle licenses.

The following sections of the Revised Code of Washington (RCW) pertaining to vehicle licenses as now or hereafter amended are hereby adopted by reference as a part of this chapter in all respects as though such sections were set forth herein in full: RCW 46.12.695, 46.16A.030, 46.16A.140, 46.16A.160, 46.16A.175, 46.16A.180, 46.16A.200, 46.16A.320, 46.16A.350, 46.16A.405, 46.16A.420, 46.16A.425, 46.16A.428, 46.16A.450, 46.16A.500, 46.16A.520, 46.16A.530, 46.16A.540, 46.16A.545, 46.18.200, 46.18.205, 46.18.215, 46.18.220, 46.18.235, 46.18.275, 46.18.277, 46.18.285, 46.19.050, and 46.19.070.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 46.90.010. WSR 15-24-085, § 308-330-305, filed 11/30/15, effective 12/31/15; WSR 11-20-041, § 308-330-305, filed 9/28/11, effective 10/29/11; WSR 04-18-061, § 308-330-305, filed 8/27/04, effective 9/27/04; WSR 02-04-075, § 308-330-305, filed 2/1/02, effective 3/4/02; WSR 97-10-068, § 308-330-305, filed 5/5/97, effective 6/5/97; WSR 96-13-089, § 308-330-305, filed 6/19/96, effective 7/20/96; WSR 95-23-042, § 308-330-305, filed 11/13/95, effective 12/14/95; WSR 94-01-082, § 308-330-305, filed 12/13/93, effective 7/1/94.]



PDF308-330-307

RCW sections adopted—Driver licenses and identicards.

The following sections of the Revised Code of Washington (RCW) pertaining to driver licenses and identification cards as now or hereafter amended are hereby adopted by reference as a part of this chapter in all respects as though such sections were set forth herein in full: RCW 46.20.001, 46.20.005, 46.20.015, 46.20.017, 46.20.021, 46.20.022, 46.20.024, 46.20.025, 46.20.027, 46.20.031, 46.20.041, 46.20.045, 46.20.055, 46.20.070, 46.20.075, 46.20.0921, 46.20.109, 46.20.220, 46.20.308, 46.20.3101, 46.20.338, 46.20.342, 46.20.345, 46.20.349, 46.20.391, 46.20.394, 46.20.410, 46.20.500, 46.20.510, 46.20.720, 46.20.740, and 46.20.750.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 46.90.010. WSR 02-04-075, § 308-330-307, filed 2/1/02, effective 3/4/02; WSR 00-18-067, § 308-330-307, filed 9/1/00, effective 10/2/00; WSR 99-04-070, § 308-330-307, filed 2/1/99, effective 3/4/99. Statutory Authority: RCW 46.90.010 and 1997 c 66 and c 229. WSR 97-16-041, § 308-330-307, filed 7/31/97, effective 8/31/97. Statutory Authority: RCW 46.90.010. WSR 97-10-068, § 308-330-307, filed 5/5/97, effective 6/5/97; WSR 96-13-089, § 308-330-307, filed 6/19/96, effective 7/20/96; WSR 95-23-042, § 308-330-307, filed 11/13/95, effective 12/14/95; WSR 94-23-029, § 308-330-307, filed 11/8/94, effective 12/9/94; WSR 94-01-082, § 308-330-307, filed 12/13/93, effective 7/1/94.]



PDF308-330-309

RCW sections adoptedUniform Commercial Driver's License Act.

The following sections of the Revised Code of Washington (RCW) pertaining to the Uniform Commercial Driver's License Act as now or hereafter amended are hereby adopted by reference as a part of this chapter in all respects as though such sections were set forth herein in full: RCW 46.25.010, 46.25.020, 46.25.030, 46.25.040, 46.25.050, 46.25.052, 46.25.055, 46.25.057, 46.25.110, 46.25.120, and 46.25.170.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 46.90.010. WSR 15-24-085, § 308-330-309, filed 11/30/15, effective 12/31/15; WSR 13-21-027, § 308-330-309, filed 10/8/13, effective 7/8/14; WSR 04-18-061, § 308-330-309, filed 8/27/04, effective 9/27/04; WSR 94-01-082, § 308-330-309, filed 12/13/93, effective 7/1/94.]



PDF308-330-310

RCW sections adopted—Financial responsibility.

The following section of the Revised Code of Washington (RCW) pertaining to financial responsibility as now or hereafter amended is hereby adopted by reference as a part of this chapter in all respects as though such section were set forth herein in full: RCW 46.29.605.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 46.90.010. WSR 94-01-082, § 308-330-310, filed 12/13/93, effective 7/1/94.]



PDF308-330-312

RCW sections adopted—Mandatory liability insurance.

The following sections of the Revised Code of Washington (RCW) pertaining to mandatory liability insurance as now or hereafter amended are hereby adopted by reference as a part of this chapter in all respects as through such sections were set forth herein in full: RCW 46.30.010, 46.30.020, 46.30.030, and 46.30.040.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 46.90.010. WSR 94-01-082, § 308-330-312, filed 12/13/93, effective 7/1/94.]



PDF308-330-314

RCW sections adopted—Vehicle inspection.

The following sections of the Revised Code of Washington (RCW) pertaining to vehicle inspection as now or hereafter amended are hereby adopted by reference as a part of this chapter in all respects as though such sections were set forth herein in full: RCW 46.32.060 and 46.32.070.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 46.90.010. WSR 94-01-082, § 308-330-314, filed 12/13/93, effective 7/1/94.]



PDF308-330-316

RCW sections adoptedVehicle lighting and other equipment.

The following sections of the Revised Code of Washington (RCW) pertaining to vehicle lighting and other equipment as now or hereafter amended are hereby adopted by reference as a part of this chapter in all respects as though such sections were set forth herein in full: RCW 46.37.010, 46.37.020, 46.37.030, 46.37.040, 46.37.050, 46.37.060, 46.37.070, 46.37.080, 46.37.090, 46.37.100, 46.37.110, 46.37.120, 46.37.130, 46.37.140, 46.37.150, 46.37.160, 46.37.170, 46.37.180, 46.37.184, 46.37.185, 46.37.186, 46.37.187, 46.37.188, 46.37.190, 46.37.193, 46.37.196, 46.37.200, 46.37.210, 46.37.215, 46.37.220, 46.37.230, 46.37.240, 46.37.260, 46.37.270, 46.37.280, 46.37.290, 46.37.300, 46.37.310, 46.37.340, 46.37.351, 46.37.360, 46.37.365, 46.37.369, 46.37.375, 46.37.380, 46.37.390, 46.37.395, 46.37.400, 46.37.410, 46.37.420, 46.37.4215, 46.37.4216, 46.37.423, 46.37.424, 46.37.425, 46.37.430, 46.37.435, 46.37.440, 46.37.450, 46.37.465, 46.37.467, 46.37.470, 46.37.480, 46.37.490, 46.37.495, 46.37.500, 46.37.510, 46.37.513, 46.37.517, 46.37.518, 46.37.520, 46.37.522, 46.37.523, 46.37.524, 46.37.525, 46.37.527, 46.37.528, 46.37.529, 46.37.530, 46.37.535, 46.37.537, 46.37.539, 46.37.540, 46.37.550, 46.37.560, 46.37.570, 46.37.590, 46.37.600, 46.37.610, 46.37.620, 46.37.630, 46.37.640, 46.37.650, 46.37.660, 46.37.670, 46.37.671, 46.37.672, 46.37.673, 46.37.674, 46.37.675, 46.37.680, and 46.37.685.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 46.90.010. WSR 15-24-085, § 308-330-316, filed 11/30/15, effective 12/31/15; WSR 13-21-026, § 308-330-316, filed 10/8/13, effective 11/8/13; WSR 10-18-058, § 308-330-316, filed 8/30/10, effective 9/30/10; WSR 04-18-061, § 308-330-316, filed 8/27/04, effective 9/27/04; WSR 00-18-067, § 308-330-316, filed 9/1/00, effective 10/2/00; WSR 97-10-068, § 308-330-316, filed 5/5/97, effective 6/5/97; WSR 96-13-089, § 308-330-316, filed 6/19/96, effective 7/20/96; WSR 95-23-042, § 308-330-316, filed 11/13/95, effective 12/14/95; WSR 94-01-082, § 308-330-316, filed 12/13/93, effective 7/1/94.]



PDF308-330-320

RCW sections adopted—Size, weight, load.

The following sections of the Revised Code of Washington (RCW) pertaining to vehicle size, weight, and load as now or hereafter amended are hereby adopted by reference as a part of this chapter in all respects as though such sections were set forth herein in full: RCW 46.44.010, 46.44.013, 46.44.020, 46.44.030, 46.44.034, 46.44.036, 46.44.037, 46.44.041, 46.44.042, 46.44.043, 46.44.047, 46.44.050, 46.44.060, 46.44.070, 46.44.090, 46.44.091, 46.44.092, 46.44.093, 46.44.095, 46.44.096, 46.44.105, 46.44.120, 46.44.130, 46.44.140, 46.44.170, 46.44.173, 46.44.175, 46.44.180, and 46.44.190.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 46.90.010. WSR 10-18-058, § 308-330-320, filed 8/30/10, effective 9/30/10; WSR 04-18-061, § 308-330-320, filed 8/27/04, effective 9/27/04; WSR 02-04-075, § 308-330-320, filed 2/1/02, effective 3/4/02; WSR 94-23-029, § 308-330-320, filed 11/8/94, effective 12/9/94; WSR 94-01-082, § 308-330-320, filed 12/13/93, effective 7/1/94.]



PDF308-330-322

RCW sections adopted—Transportation of hazardous materials.

The following section of the Revised Code of Washington (RCW) and Washington Administrative Code (WAC) pertaining to transportation of hazardous materials as now or hereafter amended is hereby adopted by reference as a part of this chapter in all respects as though such section were set forth herein in full: RCW 46.48.170, 46.48.175 and 46.48.185 and chapter 446-50 WAC.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 46.90.010. WSR 97-10-068, § 308-330-322, filed 5/5/97, effective 6/5/97; WSR 94-01-082, § 308-330-322, filed 12/13/93, effective 7/1/94.]



PDF308-330-325

RCW sections adopted—Accidents, reports.

The following sections of the Revised Code of Washington (RCW) pertaining to accidents and accident reports as now or hereafter amended are hereby adopted by reference as a part of this chapter in all respects as though such sections were set forth herein in full: RCW 46.52.010, 46.52.020, 46.52.030, 46.52.040, 46.52.070, 46.52.080, 46.52.088, 46.52.090, and 46.52.101.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 46.90.010. WSR 00-18-067, § 308-330-325, filed 9/1/00, effective 10/2/00; WSR 94-01-082, § 308-330-325, filed 12/13/93, effective 7/1/94.]



PDF308-330-327

RCW sections adopted—Hulk haulers and scrap processors.

The following sections of the Revised Code of Washington (RCW) pertaining to hulk haulers and scrap processors as now or hereafter amended are hereby adopted by reference as a part of this chapter in all respects as though such sections were set forth herein in full: RCW 46.79.010 and 46.79.120.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 46.90.010. WSR 94-01-082, § 308-330-327, filed 12/13/93, effective 7/1/94.]



PDF308-330-330

RCW sections adoptedMotor vehicle wreckers.

The following sections of the Revised Code of Washington (RCW) pertaining to motor vehicle wreckers as now or hereafter amended are hereby adopted by reference as a part of this chapter in all respects as though such sections were set forth herein in full: RCW 46.80.010 and 46.80.060.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 46.90.010. WSR 15-24-085, § 308-330-330, filed 11/30/15, effective 12/31/15; WSR 95-23-042, § 308-330-330, filed 11/13/95, effective 12/14/95; WSR 94-01-082, § 308-330-330, filed 12/13/93, effective 7/1/94.]



PDF308-330-360

Owner of record presumed liable for costs when vehicle abandonedException.

(1) The abandonment of any vehicle or automobile hulk shall constitute a prima facie presumption that the last owner of record is responsible for such abandonment and thus liable for any costs incurred in removing, storing, and disposing of any abandoned vehicle.
(2) A registered owner transferring a vehicle shall be relieved from personal liability under this section if he or she transmits to the department a seller's report of sale as provided by RCW 46.12.650.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 46.90.010. WSR 15-24-085, § 308-330-360, filed 11/30/15, effective 12/31/15; WSR 94-01-082, § 308-330-360, filed 12/13/93, effective 7/1/94.]



PDF308-330-365

Contract with registered disposer to dispose of vehicles and hulks—Compliance required.

(1) The local authority may contract with any tow truck operator who is engaged in removing and storing of vehicles and who is registered as a registered disposer by the department for the purpose of disposing of certain automobile hulks, abandoned junk motor vehicles, and abandoned vehicles.
(2) Any registered disposer under contract to the local authority for the removing and storing of vehicles or hulks shall comply with the administrative regulations relative to the handling and disposing of vehicles or hulks as may be promulgated by the local authority or the director.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 46.90.010. WSR 94-01-082, § 308-330-365, filed 12/13/93, effective 7/1/94.]



PDF308-330-370

Stolen and abandoned vehicles—Reports of—Recovery, report required, penalty—Disposition.

It shall be the duty of the chief of police to report immediately to the chief of the Washington state patrol all motor vehicles reported to them as stolen or recovered, upon forms to be provided by the chief of the Washington state patrol.
In the event that any motor vehicle reported as stolen has been recovered, failure of the person so reporting the same as stolen to report the recovery thereof to the chief of police to whom such motor vehicle was reported as stolen is a traffic infraction.
It shall be the duty of the chief of police to report to the chief of the Washington state patrol all vehicles or automobile hulks found abandoned on a highway or at any other place and the same shall, at the direction of a law enforcement officer, be placed in the custody of a tow truck operator registered pursuant to chapter 46.55 RCW.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 46.90.010. WSR 97-10-068, § 308-330-370, filed 5/5/97, effective 6/5/97; WSR 94-01-082, § 308-330-370, filed 12/13/93, effective 7/1/94.]



PDF308-330-400

Provisions of chapter refer to vehicles upon highway—Exception.

The provisions of this chapter relating to the operation of vehicles refer exclusively to the operation of vehicles upon highways except:
(1) Where a different place is specifically referred to in a given section;
(2) The provisions of RCW 46.52.010, 46.52.020, 46.52.030, 46.52.070, 46.52.080, 46.52.090, and 46.61.500 through 46.61.530 shall apply upon highways and elsewhere throughout the jurisdiction of the local authority.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 46.90.010. WSR 97-10-068, § 308-330-400, filed 5/5/97, effective 6/5/97; WSR 96-13-089, § 308-330-400, filed 6/19/96, effective 7/20/96; WSR 94-23-029, § 308-330-400, filed 11/8/94, effective 12/9/94; WSR 94-01-082, § 308-330-400, filed 12/13/93, effective 7/1/94.]



PDF308-330-403

Required obedience to traffic ordinance.

It is unlawful for any person to do any act forbidden or fail to perform any act required by this chapter.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 46.90.010. WSR 94-01-082, § 308-330-403, filed 12/13/93, effective 7/1/94.]



PDF308-330-406

RCW sections adopted—Abandoned, unauthorized, and junk vehicle tow truck operators.

The following sections of the Revised Code of Washington (RCW) pertaining to abandoned, unauthorized, and junk vehicle tow truck operators as now or hereafter amended are hereby adopted by reference as a part of this chapter in all respects as though such sections were set forth herein in full: RCW 46.55.010, 46.55.020, 46.55.025, 46.55.035, 46.55.037, 46.55.040, 46.55.050, 46.55.060, 46.55.063, 46.55.070, 46.55.075, 46.55.080, 46.55.085, 46.55.090, 46.55.100, 46.55.105, 46.55.110, 46.55.113, 46.55.120, 46.55.130, 46.55.140, 46.55.150, 46.55.160, 46.55.170, 46.55.230, and 46.55.240.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 46.90.010. WSR 00-18-067, § 308-330-406, filed 9/1/00, effective 10/2/00; WSR 97-10-068, § 308-330-406, filed 5/5/97, effective 6/5/97; WSR 95-23-042, § 308-330-406, filed 11/13/95, effective 12/14/95; WSR 94-01-082, § 308-330-406, filed 12/13/93, effective 7/1/94.]



PDF308-330-408

RCW sections adopted—Traffic laws, signs, signals, markings.

The following sections of the Revised Code of Washington (RCW) pertaining to obedience to and effect of traffic laws, traffic signs, signals and markings as now or hereafter amended are hereby adopted by reference as a part of this chapter in all respects as though such sections were set forth herein in full: RCW 46.61.005, 46.61.015, 46.61.020, 46.61.021, 46.61.022, 46.61.024, 46.61.025, 46.61.030, 46.61.035, 46.61.050, 46.61.055, 46.61.060, 46.61.065, 46.61.070, 46.61.072, 46.61.075, 46.61.080, and 46.61.085.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 46.90.010. WSR 97-10-068, § 308-330-408, filed 5/5/97, effective 6/5/97; WSR 94-01-082, § 308-330-408, filed 12/13/93, effective 7/1/94.]



PDF308-330-409

Traffic control devices required—Stopping, standing, and parking.

No prohibition, regulation, or limitation relating to stopping, standing, or parking imposed under this chapter or any ordinance of the local authority for which traffic control devices are required shall be effective unless official traffic control devices are erected and in place at the time of any alleged offense.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 46.90.010. WSR 94-01-082, § 308-330-409, filed 12/13/93, effective 7/1/94.]



PDF308-330-412

Crossing new pavement and markings.

No person shall ride or drive any animal, bicycle, or vehicle, across any newly made pavement or freshly applied markings on any highway when a sign, cone marker, or other warning device is in place warning persons not to drive across such pavement or marking.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 46.90.010. WSR 94-01-082, § 308-330-412, filed 12/13/93, effective 7/1/94.]



PDF308-330-415

RCW sections adoptedRight of way.

The following sections of the Revised Code of Washington (RCW) pertaining to vehicles and pedestrians use of roadways, right of way, rights and duties as now or hereafter amended are hereby adopted by reference as a part of this chapter in all respects as though such sections were set forth herein in full: RCW 46.61.100, 46.61.105, 46.61.110, 46.61.115, 46.61.120, 46.61.125, 46.61.130, 46.61.135, 46.61.140, 46.61.145, 46.61.150, 46.61.155, 46.61.160, 46.61.165, 46.61.180, 46.61.183, 46.61.184, 46.61.185, 46.61.190, 46.61.195, 46.61.200, 46.61.202, 46.61.205, 46.61.210, 46.61.212, 46.61.215, 46.61.220, 46.61.230, 46.61.235, 46.61.240, 46.61.245, 46.61.250, 46.61.255, 46.61.260, 46.61.261, 46.61.264, 46.61.266, and 46.61.269.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 46.90.010. WSR 15-24-085, § 308-330-415, filed 11/30/15, effective 12/31/15; WSR 10-18-058, § 308-330-415, filed 8/30/10, effective 9/30/10; WSR 00-18-067, § 308-330-415, filed 9/1/00, effective 10/2/00; WSR 97-10-068, § 308-330-415, filed 5/5/97, effective 6/5/97; WSR 94-01-082, § 308-330-415, filed 12/13/93, effective 7/1/94.]



PDF308-330-421

RCW sections adopted—Turning, starting and stopping.

The following sections of the Revised Code of Washington (RCW) pertaining to turning, starting, signals on stopping and turning, and special stops as now or hereafter amended are hereby adopted by reference as a part of this chapter in all respects as though such sections were set forth herein in full: RCW 46.61.290, 46.61.295, 46.61.300, 46.61.305, 46.61.310, 46.61.315, 46.61.340, 46.61.345, 46.61.350, 46.61.355, 46.61.365, 46.61.370, 46.61.371, 46.61.372, 46.61.375, 46.61.380, and 46.61.385.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 46.90.010. WSR 00-18-067, § 308-330-421, filed 9/1/00, effective 10/2/00; WSR 97-10-068, § 308-330-421, filed 5/5/97, effective 6/5/97; WSR 94-01-082, § 308-330-421, filed 12/13/93, effective 7/1/94.]



PDF308-330-423

RCW sections adopted—Speed restrictions.

The following sections of the Revised Code of Washington (RCW) pertaining to speed restrictions as now or hereafter amended are hereby adopted by reference as a part of this chapter in all respects as though such sections were set forth herein in full: RCW 46.61.400, 46.61.415, 46.61.419, 46.61.425, 46.61.427, 46.61.428, 46.61.435, 46.61.440, 46.61.445, 46.61.450, 46.61.455, 46.61.460, 46.61.465, and 46.61.470.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 46.90.010. WSR 04-18-061, § 308-330-423, filed 8/27/04, effective 9/27/04; WSR 00-18-067, § 308-330-423, filed 9/1/00, effective 10/2/00; WSR 94-01-082, § 308-330-423, filed 12/13/93, effective 7/1/94.]



PDF308-330-425

RCW sections adoptedReckless driving, negligent driving, vehicular homicide and assault.

The following sections of the Revised Code of Washington (RCW) pertaining to reckless driving, negligent driving, driving while under the influence of intoxicating liquor or any drug, vehicular homicide and assault as now or hereafter amended are hereby adopted by reference as a part of this chapter in all respects as though such sections were set forth herein in full: RCW 46.61.500, 46.61.502, 46.61.503, 46.61.504, 46.61.5054, 46.61.5055, 46.61.50571, 46.61.5058, 46.61.506, 46.61.513, 46.61.517, 46.61.519, 46.61.5191, 46.61.5195, 46.61.5249, 46.61.525, 46.61.526, 46.61.527, 46.61.530, 46.61.535, 46.61.540, and 46.61.745.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 46.90.010. WSR 15-24-085, § 308-330-425, filed 11/30/15, effective 12/31/15; WSR 11-20-041, § 308-330-425, filed 9/28/11, effective 10/29/11; WSR 99-04-070, § 308-330-425, filed 2/1/99, effective 3/4/99. Statutory Authority: RCW 46.90.010 and 1997 c 66 and c 229. WSR 97-16-041, § 308-330-425, filed 7/31/97, effective 8/31/97. Statutory Authority: RCW 46.90.010. WSR 97-10-068, § 308-330-425, filed 5/5/97, effective 6/5/97; WSR 95-23-042, § 308-330-425, filed 11/13/95, effective 12/14/95; WSR 94-23-029, § 308-330-425, filed 11/8/94, effective 12/9/94; WSR 94-01-082, § 308-330-425, filed 12/13/93, effective 7/1/94.]



PDF308-330-430

Obedience to angle-parking signs or markings.

Upon those highways which have been signed or marked for angle-parking, no person shall park or stand a vehicle other than at the angle to the curb or edge of the roadway indicated by such signs or markings.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 46.90.010. WSR 94-01-082, § 308-330-430, filed 12/13/93, effective 7/1/94.]



PDF308-330-433

Parking not to obstruct traffic.

(1) No person shall park a vehicle upon a highway in such a manner or under such conditions as to leave available less than ten feet of the width of the roadway for free movement of vehicular traffic.
(2) No person shall stop, stand, or park a vehicle within an alley in such position as to block the driveway entrance to any abutting property.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 46.90.010. WSR 94-01-082, § 308-330-433, filed 12/13/93, effective 7/1/94.]



PDF308-330-436

Parking for certain purposes unlawful.

(1) No person shall park any vehicle upon any highway for the principle purpose of:
(a) Displaying advertising;
(b) Displaying such vehicle for sale;
(c) Selling merchandise from such vehicle, except when authorized.
(2) No person shall park any vehicle upon any roadway for the principle purpose of washing, greasing, or repairing such vehicle except repairs necessitated by an emergency.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 46.90.010. WSR 97-10-068, § 308-330-436, filed 5/5/97, effective 6/5/97; WSR 94-01-082, § 308-330-436, filed 12/13/93, effective 7/1/94.]



PDF308-330-439

Standing in passenger loading zone.

No person shall stop, stand, or park a vehicle for any purpose or period of time other than for the expeditious loading or unloading of passengers in any place marked as a passenger loading zone during hours when the regulations applicable to the loading zone are effective, and then only for a period not to exceed three minutes.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 46.90.010. WSR 94-01-082, § 308-330-439, filed 12/13/93, effective 7/1/94.]



PDF308-330-442

Standing in loading zone.

(1) No person shall stop, stand, or park a vehicle for any purpose or period of time other than for the expeditious unloading and delivery or pickup and loading of property in any place marked as a loading zone during hours when the provisions applicable to such zone are in effect. In no case shall the stop for loading and unloading of property exceed thirty minutes.
(2) The driver of a vehicle may stop temporarily at a loading zone for the purpose of and while actually engaged in loading or unloading passengers when such stopping does not interfere with any vehicle which is waiting to enter or about to enter such zone to load or unload property.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 46.90.010. WSR 94-01-082, § 308-330-442, filed 12/13/93, effective 7/1/94.]



PDF308-330-445

Standing in a tow-away zone.

No person shall stop, stand, or park a vehicle in a place marked as a tow-away zone during hours when the provisions applicable to such zone are in effect.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 46.90.010. WSR 94-01-082, § 308-330-445, filed 12/13/93, effective 7/1/94.]



PDF308-330-448

Violating permits for loading or unloading at an angle to the curb.

It shall be unlawful for any permittee or other person to violate any of the special terms or conditions of any permit issued by the traffic engineer for the backing of a vehicle to the curb for the purpose of loading or unloading property.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 46.90.010. WSR 94-01-082, § 308-330-448, filed 12/13/93, effective 7/1/94.]



PDF308-330-451

Standing or parking on one-way roadways.

In the event a highway includes two or more separate roadways, no person shall stand or park a vehicle upon the left-hand side of such one-way roadway unless signs are erected to permit such standing or parking.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 46.90.010. WSR 94-01-082, § 308-330-451, filed 12/13/93, effective 7/1/94.]



PDF308-330-454

Stopping, standing, and parking of buses and taxicabs regulated.

(1) The operator of a bus shall not stop, stand, or park such vehicle upon any highway at any place other than a designated bus stop. This provision shall not prevent the operator of a bus from temporarily stopping in accordance with other stopping, standing, or parking regulations at any place for the purpose of and while actually engaged in the expeditious loading or unloading of passengers or their baggage.
(2) The operator of a bus shall enter a bus stop or passenger loading zone on a highway in such a manner that the bus when stopped to load or unload passengers or baggage shall be in a position with the right front wheel of such vehicle not farther than eighteen inches from the curb and the bus approximately parallel to the curb so as not to unduly impede the movement of other vehicular traffic.
(3) The operator of a taxicab shall not stop, stand, or park such vehicle upon any highway at any place other than in a designated taxicab stand. This provision shall not prevent the operator of a taxicab from temporarily stopping in accordance with other stopping, standing, or parking regulations at any place for the purpose of and while actually engaged in the expeditious loading or unloading of passengers.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 46.90.010. WSR 95-23-042, § 308-330-454, filed 11/13/95, effective 12/14/95; WSR 94-01-082, § 308-330-454, filed 12/13/93, effective 7/1/94.]



PDF308-330-457

Restricted use of bus stops and taxicab stands.

No person shall stop, stand, or park a vehicle other than a bus in a bus stop, or other than a taxicab in a taxicab stand when any such stop or stand has been officially designated and appropriately signed, except the driver of a passenger vehicle may temporarily stop there for the purpose of, or while actually engaged in, loading or unloading passengers when such stopping does not interfere with any bus, or taxicab waiting to enter or about to enter such stop or stand.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 46.90.010. WSR 94-01-082, § 308-330-457, filed 12/13/93, effective 7/1/94.]



PDF308-330-460

Right of way for parking.

The driver of any vehicle who first begins driving or maneuvering his/her vehicle into a vacant parking space shall have a prior right of way to park in such place, and it shall be unlawful for another driver to attempt to deprive him/her thereof by blocking his/her access or otherwise. For the purpose of establishing right of way in this section it shall be considered proper to back into any but a front-in angle parking space.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 46.90.010. WSR 94-01-082, § 308-330-460, filed 12/13/93, effective 7/1/94.]



PDF308-330-462

RCW sections adoptedStopping, standing, and parking.

The following sections of the Revised Code of Washington (RCW) pertaining to vehicle stopping, standing, and parking as now or hereafter amended are hereby adopted by reference as a part of this chapter in all respects as though such sections were set forth herein in full: RCW 46.08.185, 46.61.560, 46.61.570, 46.61.575, 46.61.581, 46.61.582, 46.61.583, 46.61.585, 46.61.587, and 46.61.590.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 46.90.010. WSR 15-24-085, § 308-330-462, filed 11/30/15, effective 12/31/15; WSR 13-21-026, § 308-330-462, filed 10/8/13, effective 11/8/13; WSR 97-10-068, § 308-330-462, filed 5/5/97, effective 6/5/97; WSR 94-01-082, § 308-330-462, filed 12/13/93, effective 7/1/94.]



PDF308-330-464

RCW sections adoptedOperation and restrictions.

The following sections of the Revised Code of Washington (RCW) pertaining to the operation of vehicles and the restriction of certain acts and practices of vehicle operators and passengers as now or hereafter amended are hereby adopted by reference as a part of this chapter in all respects as though such sections were set forth herein in full: RCW 46.61.600, 46.61.605, 46.61.606, 46.61.608, 46.61.610, 46.61.611, 46.61.612, 46.61.614, 46.61.615, 46.61.620, 46.61.625, 46.61.630, 46.61.635, 46.61.640, 46.61.645, 46.61.655, 46.61.660, 46.61.665, 46.61.670, 46.61.672, 46.61.673, 46.61.675, 46.61.680, 46.61.685, 46.61.687, 46.61.688, 46.61.690, 46.61.700, 46.61.705, 46.61.710, 46.61.720, 46.61.723, 46.61.725, 46.61.730, 46.61.735, and 46.61.740.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 46.01.110, 46.20.2891, 46.82.290, and 46.90.010. WSR 17-21-026, § 308-330-464, filed 10/10/17, effective 11/10/17. Statutory Authority: RCW 46.90.010. WSR 15-24-085, § 308-330-464, filed 11/30/15, effective 12/31/15; WSR 11-20-041, § 308-330-464, filed 9/28/11, effective 10/29/11; WSR 10-18-058, § 308-330-464, filed 8/30/10, effective 9/30/10; WSR 04-18-061, § 308-330-464, filed 8/27/04, effective 9/27/04; WSR 02-04-075, § 308-330-464, filed 2/1/02, effective 3/4/02; WSR 94-01-082, § 308-330-464, filed 12/13/93, effective 7/1/94.]



PDF308-330-466

Funeral processions.

(1) A funeral procession shall proceed to the place of interment by the most direct route which is both legal and practicable.
(2) A funeral procession shall be accompanied by adequate escort vehicles for traffic control purposes as determined by the chief of police.
(3) All motor vehicles in a funeral procession shall be identified by having their headlights turned on or by such other method as may be determined and designated by the chief of police.
(4) All motor vehicles in a funeral procession shall be operated as near to the right-hand edge of the roadway as is practicable and shall follow the vehicle ahead as close as is practicable and safe.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 46.90.010. WSR 94-01-082, § 308-330-466, filed 12/13/93, effective 7/1/94.]



PDF308-330-469

When permits required for parades and processions.

With the exception of funeral processions and parades of the armed forces of the United States, the military forces of this state, and the forces of the police and fire departments, no processions or parades shall be conducted on the highways within the jurisdiction of the local authority except in accordance with a permit issued by the chief of police and such other regulations as are set forth in this chapter which may be applicable.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 46.90.010. WSR 94-01-082, § 308-330-469, filed 12/13/93, effective 7/1/94.]



PDF308-330-472

Interfering with processions.

(1) No person shall unreasonably interfere with a procession.
(2) No person shall operate a vehicle that is not part of a procession between the vehicles of the procession. This provision shall not apply at intersections where traffic is controlled by traffic control devices unless a police officer is present at such intersections to direct traffic so as to preserve the continuity of the procession.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 46.90.010. WSR 94-01-082, § 308-330-472, filed 12/13/93, effective 7/1/94.]



PDF308-330-475

Boarding or alighting from vehicles.

No person shall board or alight from any vehicle while such vehicle is in motion.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 46.90.010. WSR 94-01-082, § 308-330-475, filed 12/13/93, effective 7/1/94.]



PDF308-330-478

Unlawful riding.

No person shall ride upon any portion of a vehicle not designed or intended for the use of passengers. This provision shall not apply to an employee engaged in the necessary discharge of a duty, or to persons riding within truck bodies in space intended for merchandise.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 46.90.010. WSR 94-01-082, § 308-330-478, filed 12/13/93, effective 7/1/94.]



PDF308-330-481

RCW sections adopted—Operation of nonmotorized vehicles.

The following sections of the Revised Code of Washington (RCW) pertaining to the operation of nonmotorized vehicles as now or hereafter amended are hereby adopted by reference as a part of this chapter in all respects as though such sections were set forth herein in full: RCW 46.61.750, 46.61.755, 46.61.758, 46.61.760, 46.61.765, 46.61.770, 46.61.775, 46.61.780, and 46.61.790.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 46.90.010. WSR 02-04-075, § 308-330-481, filed 2/1/02, effective 3/4/02; WSR 94-01-082, § 308-330-481, filed 12/13/93, effective 7/1/94.]



PDF308-330-500

Bicycle license required.

No person who resides within the jurisdiction of the local authority shall ride or propel a bicycle on any highway or upon any public path set aside for the exclusive use of bicycles unless such bicycle has been licensed and a license plate or decal is attached thereto as provided in WAC 308-330-500 through 308-330-540.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 46.90.010. WSR 94-01-082, § 308-330-500, filed 12/13/93, effective 7/1/94.]



PDF308-330-505

Bicycle license application.

Application for a bicycle license and license plate or decal shall be made upon a form provided by and to the chief of police. An annual license fee as prescribed by the local authority shall be paid to the local authority before each license or renewal thereof is granted. Duplicate license plates or decals may be supplied for the same cost as the original plate or decal in the event of loss of the plate or decal.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 46.90.010. WSR 94-01-082, § 308-330-505, filed 12/13/93, effective 7/1/94.]



PDF308-330-510

Issuance of bicycle license.

(1) The chief of police upon receiving proper application therefor is authorized to issue a bicycle license which shall be effective for one calendar year.
(2) The chief of police shall not issue a license for any bicycle when he/she knows or has reasonable grounds to believe that the applicant is not the owner of, or entitled to the possession of, such bicycle.
(3) The chief of police shall keep a record of the number of each license, the date issued, the name and address of the person to whom issued, and a record of all bicycle license fees collected by him.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 46.90.010. WSR 94-01-082, § 308-330-510, filed 12/13/93, effective 7/1/94.]



PDF308-330-515

Attachment of bicycle license plate or decal.

(1) The chief of police, upon issuing a bicycle license, shall also issue a license plate or decal bearing the license number assigned to the bicycle, and the name of the local authority.
(2) Such license plate or decal shall be firmly attached to the rear mudguard or frame of the bicycle for which issued in such position as to be plainly visible from the rear.
(3) No person shall remove a license plate or decal from a bicycle during the period for which issued except upon a transfer of ownership or in the event the bicycle is dismantled and no longer operated upon any highway within the jurisdiction of the local authority.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 46.90.010. WSR 94-01-082, § 308-330-515, filed 12/13/93, effective 7/1/94.]



PDF308-330-520

Inspection of bicycles.

The chief of police, or an officer assigned such responsibility, may inspect each bicycle before licensing the same and may refuse a license for any bicycle which he/she determines is in unsafe mechanical condition.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 46.90.010. WSR 94-01-082, § 308-330-520, filed 12/13/93, effective 7/1/94.]



PDF308-330-525

Renewal of bicycle license.

Upon the expiration of any bicycle license, the same may be renewed upon application and payment of the same fee as upon an original application.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 46.90.010. WSR 94-01-082, § 308-330-525, filed 12/13/93, effective 7/1/94.]



PDF308-330-530

Bicycle transfer of ownership.

Upon the sale or other transfer of a licensed bicycle, the licensee shall remove the license plate or decal and shall either surrender the same to the chief of police or may upon proper application, but without payment of additional fee, have such plate or decal assigned to another bicycle owned by the applicant.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 46.90.010. WSR 94-01-082, § 308-330-530, filed 12/13/93, effective 7/1/94.]



PDF308-330-535

Bicycle rental agencies.

A rental agency shall not rent or offer any bicycle for rent unless the bicycle is licensed and a license plate or decal is attached thereto as provided herein and such bicycle is equipped with the equipment required by RCW 46.61.780.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 46.90.010. WSR 94-01-082, § 308-330-535, filed 12/13/93, effective 7/1/94.]



PDF308-330-540

Bicycle dealers.

Every person engaged in the business of buying or selling new or second-hand bicycles shall make a report to the chief of police of every bicycle purchased or sold by such dealer, giving the name and address of the person from whom purchased or to whom sold, a description of such bicycle by name or make, the frame number thereof, and number of license plate or decal, if any, found thereon.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 46.90.010. WSR 94-01-082, § 308-330-540, filed 12/13/93, effective 7/1/94.]



PDF308-330-545

Bicycles—Obedience to traffic control devices.

(1) Any person operating a bicycle shall obey the instructions of official traffic control devices applicable to vehicles, unless otherwise directed by a police officer.
(2) Whenever authorized signs are erected indicating that no right or left or U-turn is permitted, no person operating a bicycle shall disobey the directions of any such sign, except where such person dismounts from the bicycle at the right-hand curb or as close as is practicable to the right edge of the right-hand shoulder to make any such turn, in which event such person shall then obey the regulations applicable to pedestrians.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 46.90.010. WSR 94-01-082, § 308-330-545, filed 12/13/93, effective 7/1/94.]



PDF308-330-550

Bicycles—Parking.

No person shall park a bicycle upon a highway other than:
(1) Off the roadway except in designated areas;
(2) Upon the sidewalk in a rack to support the bicycle;
(3) Against a building; or
(4) In such manner as to afford the least obstruction to pedestrian traffic.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 46.90.010. WSR 94-01-082, § 308-330-550, filed 12/13/93, effective 7/1/94.]



PDF308-330-555

Bicycles—Riding on sidewalks.

(1) No person shall ride a bicycle upon a sidewalk in a business district.
(2) A person may ride a bicycle on any other sidewalk or any roadway unless restricted or prohibited by traffic control devices.
(3) Whenever any person is riding a bicycle upon a sidewalk, such person shall yield the right of way to any pedestrian.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 46.90.010. WSR 94-01-082, § 308-330-555, filed 12/13/93, effective 7/1/94.]



PDF308-330-560

Bicycles—Penalties.

Violation of any provision of WAC 308-330-500 through 308-330-540 is a traffic infraction.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 46.90.010. WSR 94-01-082, § 308-330-560, filed 12/13/93, effective 7/1/94.]



PDF308-330-565

Unclaimed bicycles.

All unclaimed bicycles in the custody of the police department shall be disposed of as provided in chapter 63.32 RCW.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 46.90.010. WSR 94-01-082, § 308-330-565, filed 12/13/93, effective 7/1/94.]



PDF308-330-600

Parking meter spaces.

No person shall park a vehicle in any designated parking meter space during the restricted or regulated time applicable to the parking meter zone in which such meter is located so that any part of such vehicle occupies more than one such space or protrudes beyond the markings designating such space, except that a vehicle which is of a size too large to be parked within a single designated parking meter space shall be permitted to occupy two adjoining parking meter spaces when coins shall have been deposited in the parking meter for each space so occupied as is required for the parking of other vehicles in such spaces.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 46.90.010. WSR 94-01-082, § 308-330-600, filed 12/13/93, effective 7/1/94.]



PDF308-330-610

Parking meters—Deposit of coins and time limits.

(1) No person shall park a vehicle in any parking meter space alongside of and next to which a parking meter has been installed during the restricted and regulated time applicable to the parking meter zone in which such meter is located unless a United States coin or coins of the appropriate denomination as indicated on the parking meter shall have been deposited therein, or shall have been previously deposited therein for an unexpired interval of time, and said meter has been placed in operation.
(2) No person shall permit a vehicle within his/her control to be parked in any parking meter space during the restricted and regulated time applicable to the parking meter zone in which such meter is located while the parking meter for such space indicates by signal that the lawful parking time in such space has expired. This provision shall not apply to the act of parking or the necessary time which is required to deposit immediately thereafter a coin or coins in such meter.
(3) No person shall park a vehicle in any parking meter space for a consecutive period of time longer than that limited period of time for which parking is lawfully permitted in the parking meter zone in which such meter is located, irrespective of the number or amounts of the coins deposited in such meter.
(4) The provisions of this section shall not relieve any person from the duty to observe other and more restrictive provisions of this chapter prohibiting or limiting the stopping, standing, or parking of vehicles in specified places or at specified times.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 46.90.010. WSR 94-01-082, § 308-330-610, filed 12/13/93, effective 7/1/94.]



PDF308-330-620

Parking meters—Use of slugs prohibited.

No person shall deposit or attempt to deposit in any parking meter any bent coin, slug, button, or any other device or substance as substitutes for United States coins.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 46.90.010. WSR 94-01-082, § 308-330-620, filed 12/13/93, effective 7/1/94.]



PDF308-330-630

Tampering with parking meter.

No person shall deface, injure, tamper with, open, or wilfully break, destroy, or impair the usefulness of any parking meter.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 46.90.010. WSR 94-01-082, § 308-330-630, filed 12/13/93, effective 7/1/94.]



PDF308-330-640

Parking meters—Rule of evidence.

The parking or standing of any motor vehicle in a parking space, at which space the parking meter displays the sign or signal indicating illegal parking, shall constitute a prima facie presumption that the vehicle has been parked or allowed to stand in such space for a period longer than permitted by this chapter.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 46.90.010. WSR 94-01-082, § 308-330-640, filed 12/13/93, effective 7/1/94.]



PDF308-330-650

Parking meters—Application of proceeds.

(1) The coins required to be deposited in parking meters are levied and assessed as fees to cover the regulation and control of parking upon highways, the costs of parking meters, their installation, inspection, supervision, operation, repair, and maintenance, control and use of parking spaces, and regulating the parking of vehicles in parking meter zones; and the costs of acquiring, establishing, improving, maintaining, and operating public off-street parking facilities.
(2) The coins deposited in parking meters shall be collected by the duly authorized agents of the local authority and shall be deposited by them as directed by the local authority.
(3) The local authority shall pay from the moneys collected from parking meters the costs for any parking meters purchased and installed as provided herein, and expenses incurred for their installation, inspection, service, supervision, repair, and maintenance, for making collections from such parking meters, and for the enforcement of provisions herein applicable to parking meter zones. The net proceeds derived from the operation of parking meters after the payment of such costs and expenses, may be used for parking studies and for the acquisition, establishment, improvement, maintenance, and operation of public off-street parking facilities.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 46.90.010. WSR 94-01-082, § 308-330-650, filed 12/13/93, effective 7/1/94.]



PDF308-330-660

Service parking.

The chief of police is authorized to issue a permit for service parking upon payment of the fee prescribed by the local authority and upon the following conditions:
(1) Application shall be made to the chief of police on such forms as the chief of police shall prescribe. The applicant shall set forth the applicant's business and the necessity for such permit. The chief of police shall investigate the facts as necessary.
(2) If it appears that a necessity exists, the chief of police may authorize the issuance of such permit under the conditions prescribed in this section.
(3) Upon issuance of the permit, the permittee shall be issued a hood to use in covering any parking meter. As many hoods may be issued upon payment of the prescribed fee as the chief of police deems necessary or convenient for the applicant. The hood shall be provided with a padlock, tow keys, and an identification card attached with a blank space thereon.
(4) Upon entering any parking meter space available, the permittee shall place the hood over the parking meter and lock the same and shall indicate in such blank space the exact place where the service work is being rendered.
(5) The permittee shall not place the hood over any meter when the space is occupied by another vehicle, and shall before vacating the space at the conclusion of the work remove the hood. The hood shall not be allowed to remain in place for over one hour when the space is not occupied by an authorized vehicle, nor shall it be allowed to remain in place after 6:00 p.m. on any weekday or on any Sunday or holiday. It shall not be used during hours when parking or stopping in the parking meter space is prohibited. No vehicle licensed as a passenger car shall be parked in the space covered by the hooded parking meter.
(6) The chief of police may revoke any permit if the service parking hood is used for any purpose other than that authorized in this section or for any violation of this chapter. Upon revocation, the hood shall immediately be returned to the police department and all fees paid shall be forfeited. Police officers finding such hood in use shall investigate the use being made thereof, and if it is found in violation of this section shall report the facts to the chief of police.
(7) Any permit issued under this section shall, unless revoked, be valid for a period of one year.
(8) The permittee shall also pay a deposit in an amount prescribed by the local authority at the time of issuance of the hood, padlock, and keys, which shall remain the property of the local authority. In case a hood, a padlock, or key becomes lost or destroyed or so defaced that it is no longer usable, the permittee shall forfeit deposit.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 46.90.010. WSR 94-01-082, § 308-330-660, filed 12/13/93, effective 7/1/94.]



PDF308-330-700

RCW sections adoptedDisposition of traffic infractions.

The following sections of the Revised Code of Washington (RCW) pertaining to the disposition of traffic infractions as now or hereafter amended are hereby adopted by such reference as a part of this chapter in all respects as though such sections were set forth herein in full: RCW 46.63.010, 46.63.020, 46.63.030, 46.63.040, 46.63.060, 46.63.070, 46.63.073, 46.63.075, 46.63.080, 46.63.090, 46.63.100, 46.63.110, 46.63.120, 46.63.130, 46.63.140, 46.63.151, 46.63.160, 46.63.170, and 46.63.180.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 46.90.010. WSR 15-24-085, § 308-330-700, filed 11/30/15, effective 12/31/15; WSR 11-20-041, § 308-330-700, filed 9/28/11, effective 10/29/11; WSR 10-18-058, § 308-330-700, filed 8/30/10, effective 9/30/10; WSR 04-18-061, § 308-330-700, filed 8/27/04, effective 9/27/04; WSR 94-01-082, § 308-330-700, filed 12/13/93, effective 7/1/94.]



PDF308-330-705

RCW sections adopted—Enforcement.

The following sections of the Revised Code of Washington (RCW) pertaining to traffic enforcement agencies as now or hereafter amended are hereby adopted by reference as a part of this chapter in all respects as though such sections were set forth herein in full: RCW 46.64.010, 46.64.015, 46.64.025, 46.64.030, 46.64.035, 46.64.048, 46.64.050, and 46.64.055.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 46.90.010. WSR 04-18-061, § 308-330-705, filed 8/27/04, effective 9/27/04; WSR 02-04-075, § 308-330-705, filed 2/1/02, effective 3/4/02; WSR 94-01-082, § 308-330-705, filed 12/13/93, effective 7/1/94.]



PDF308-330-710

Penalties.

Unless another penalty is expressly provided by law, any person found to have committed an act designated a traffic infraction under the provisions of these rules shall be punished by a penalty of not more than two hundred fifty dollars.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 46.90.010. WSR 94-01-082, § 308-330-710, filed 12/13/93, effective 7/1/94.]



PDF308-330-720

Citation on illegally parked vehicle.

Whenever any motor vehicle without driver is found parked, standing, or stopped in violation of this chapter, the officer finding such vehicle shall take its registration number and may take any other information displayed on the vehicle which may identify its user, and shall conspicuously affix to such vehicle a traffic citation.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 46.90.010. WSR 94-01-082, § 308-330-720, filed 12/13/93, effective 7/1/94.]



PDF308-330-730

Failure to comply with traffic citation attached to parked vehicle.

If a violator of any provision of this chapter on stopping, standing, or parking does not appear in response to a traffic citation affixed to such motor vehicle within a period of five days, the clerk of the traffic court shall send to the owner of the motor vehicle to which the traffic citation was affixed a letter informing him/her of the violation and warning him/her that in the event such letter is disregarded for a period of five days, a warrant of arrest will be issued.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 46.90.010. WSR 94-01-082, § 308-330-730, filed 12/13/93, effective 7/1/94.]



PDF308-330-740

Presumption in reference to illegal parking.

(1) In any prosecution charging a violation of any law or regulation governing the stopping, standing, or parking of a vehicle, proof that the particular vehicle described in the complaint was stopping, standing, or parking in violation of any such law or regulation, together with proof that the defendant named in the complaint was at the time of such violation, the registered owner of such vehicle, shall constitute in evidence a prima facie presumption that the registered owner of such vehicle was the person who parked or placed such vehicle at the point where, and for the time during which, such violation occurred.
(2) The foregoing stated presumption shall apply only when the procedure as prescribed in WAC 308-330-720 and 308-330-730 has been followed.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 46.90.010. WSR 94-01-082, § 308-330-740, filed 12/13/93, effective 7/1/94.]



PDF308-330-800

RCW sections adopted—Traffic control devices.

The following sections of the Revised Code of Washington (RCW) pertaining to traffic control devices as now or hereafter amended are hereby adopted by reference as a part of this chapter in all respects as though such sections were set forth herein in full: RCW 47.36.005, 47.36.060, 47.36.110, 47.36.141, 47.36.180, 47.36.200, 47.36.210, 47.36.220, 47.36.230, and 47.36.250.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 46.90.010. WSR 04-18-061, § 308-330-800, filed 8/27/04, effective 9/27/04; WSR 97-10-068, § 308-330-800, filed 5/5/97, effective 6/5/97; WSR 94-01-082, § 308-330-800, filed 12/13/93, effective 7/1/94.]



PDF308-330-810

RCW sections adopted—Limited access facilities.

The following sections of the Revised Code of Washington (RCW) pertaining to limited access facilities as now or hereafter amended are hereby adopted by reference as a part of this chapter in all respects as though such sections were set forth herein in full: RCW 47.52.010, 47.52.011, 47.52.040, 47.52.110, and 47.52.120.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 46.90.010. WSR 94-01-082, § 308-330-810, filed 12/13/93, effective 7/1/94.]



PDF308-330-815

RCW sections adopted—Alcoholic beverage control.

The following sections of the Revised Code of Washington (RCW) pertaining to drinking in public conveyance as now or hereafter amended are hereby adopted by reference as a part of this chapter in all respects as though such sections were set forth herein in full: RCW 66.44.240 and 66.44.250.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 46.90.010. WSR 94-01-082, § 308-330-815, filed 12/13/93, effective 7/1/94.]



PDF308-330-820

RCW sections adopted—Guide and service dogs.

The following sections of the Revised Code of Washington (RCW) pertaining to guide and service dogs as now or hereafter amended are hereby adopted by reference as a part of this chapter in all respects as though such sections were set forth herein in full: RCW 70.84.020, 70.84.021, and 70.84.040.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 46.90.010. WSR 94-01-082, § 308-330-820, filed 12/13/93, effective 7/1/94.]



PDF308-330-825

RCW sections adopted—Littering.

The following section of the Revised Code of Washington (RCW) pertaining to littering as now or hereafter amended is hereby adopted by reference as a part of this chapter in all respects as though such section were set forth herein in full: RCW 70.93.030, 70.93.050, 70.93.060, and 70.93.097.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 46.90.010. WSR 97-10-068, § 308-330-825, filed 5/5/97, effective 6/5/97; WSR 94-01-082, § 308-330-825, filed 12/13/93, effective 7/1/94.]



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Uniformity of interpretation.

This chapter shall be so interpreted and construed as to effectuate its general purpose to make uniform the laws of those local authorities which enact it.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 46.90.010. WSR 94-01-082, § 308-330-910, filed 12/13/93, effective 7/1/94.]