Chapter 46.37 RCW



HTMLPDF 46.37.005State patrolAdditional powers and duties.
HTMLPDF 46.37.010Scope and effect of regulationsGeneral penalty.
HTMLPDF 46.37.020When lighted lamps and signaling devices are required.
HTMLPDF 46.37.030Visibility distance and mounted height of lamps.
HTMLPDF 46.37.040Head lamps on motor vehicles.
HTMLPDF 46.37.050Tail lamps.
HTMLPDF 46.37.060Reflectors.
HTMLPDF 46.37.070Stop lamps and electric turn signals required.
HTMLPDF 46.37.080Application of succeeding sections.
HTMLPDF 46.37.090Additional equipment required on certain vehicles.
HTMLPDF 46.37.100Color of clearance lamps, side marker lamps, backup lamps, and reflectors.
HTMLPDF 46.37.110Mounting of reflectors, clearance lamps, identification lamps, and side marker lamps.
HTMLPDF 46.37.120Visibility of reflectors, clearance lamps, identification lamps, and side marker lamps.
HTMLPDF 46.37.130Obstructed lights not required.
HTMLPDF 46.37.140Lamps, reflectors, and flags on projecting load.
HTMLPDF 46.37.150Lamps on vehiclesParked or stopped vehicles, lighting requirements.
HTMLPDF 46.37.160Hazard warning lights and reflectors on farm equipmentSlow-moving vehicle emblem.
HTMLPDF 46.37.170Lamps and reflectors on other vehicles and equipmentSlow-moving vehicle emblem on animal-drawn vehicles.
HTMLPDF 46.37.180Spot lamps and auxiliary lamps.
HTMLPDF 46.37.184Red flashing lights on fire department vehiclesRear-facing blue lightsCombination.
HTMLPDF 46.37.185Green light on firefighters' private cars.
HTMLPDF 46.37.186Fire department sign or plate on private car.
HTMLPDF 46.37.187Green light, sign or plateIdentification card required.
HTMLPDF 46.37.188Penalty for violation of RCW 46.37.184 through 46.37.188.
HTMLPDF 46.37.190Warning devices on vehiclesOther drivers yield and stop.
HTMLPDF 46.37.191Implementing rules.
HTMLPDF 46.37.193Signs on buses.
HTMLPDF 46.37.194Authorized emergency vehiclesState patrol authority, maintenance, and applicant and driver screening.
HTMLPDF 46.37.195Sale of emergency vehicle lighting equipment restrictedRemoval of emergency vehicle equipment, when requiredException.
HTMLPDF 46.37.196Red lights on emergency tow trucksRear facing blue lights.
HTMLPDF 46.37.200Stop lamps and electric turn signals displayed.
HTMLPDF 46.37.210Additional lighting equipment.
HTMLPDF 46.37.215Hazard warning lamps.
HTMLPDF 46.37.220Multiple-beam road-lighting equipment.
HTMLPDF 46.37.230Use of multiple-beam road-lighting equipment.
HTMLPDF 46.37.240Single-beam road-lighting equipment.
HTMLPDF 46.37.260Alternate road lighting equipment.
HTMLPDF 46.37.270Number of lamps requiredNumber of additional lamps permitted.
HTMLPDF 46.37.280Special restrictions on lamps.
HTMLPDF 46.37.290Special lighting equipment on school buses and private carrier buses.
HTMLPDF 46.37.300Standards for lights on snow-removal or highway maintenance and service equipment.
HTMLPDF 46.37.310Selling or using lamps or equipment.
HTMLPDF 46.37.320Authority of state patrol regarding lighting devices or other safety equipment.
HTMLPDF 46.37.330Revocation of certificate of approval on devicesReapproval, conditions.
HTMLPDF 46.37.340Braking equipment required.
HTMLPDF 46.37.351Performance ability of brakes.
HTMLPDF 46.37.360Maintenance of brakesBrake system failure indicator.
HTMLPDF 46.37.365Hydraulic brake fluidDefinedStandards and specifications.
HTMLPDF 46.37.369Wheels and front suspension.
HTMLPDF 46.37.375Steering and suspension systems.
HTMLPDF 46.37.380Horns, warning devices, and theft alarms.
HTMLPDF 46.37.390Mufflers requiredSmoke and air contaminant standardsDefinitionsPenalty, exception.
HTMLPDF 46.37.395Compression brakes (Jake brakes).
HTMLPDF 46.37.400Mirrors, backup devices.
HTMLPDF 46.37.410Windshields required, exceptionMust be unobstructed and equipped with wipers.
HTMLPDF 46.37.420TiresRestrictions.
HTMLPDF 46.37.4215Lightweight and retractable studsCertification by sellers.
HTMLPDF 46.37.4216Lightweight and retractable studsSale of tires containing.
HTMLPDF 46.37.423Pneumatic passenger car tiresStandardsException for off-highway usePenalty.
HTMLPDF 46.37.424Regrooved tiresStandardsException for off-highway usePenalty.
HTMLPDF 46.37.425TiresUnsafeState patrol's authorityPenalty.
HTMLPDF 46.37.427Studded tire fee.
HTMLPDF 46.37.430Safety glazingSunscreening or coloring.
HTMLPDF 46.37.435Unlawful installation of safety glazing or film sunscreening material, penaltyUnlawful purchase or sale of safety glazing or film sunscreening material installation services, penalty.
HTMLPDF 46.37.440Flares or other warning devices required on certain vehicles.
HTMLPDF 46.37.450Disabled vehicleDisplay of warning devices.
HTMLPDF 46.37.465Fuel system.
HTMLPDF 46.37.467Alternative fuel sourcePlacard required.
HTMLPDF 46.37.470Air conditioning equipment.
HTMLPDF 46.37.480Headsets, earphones.
HTMLPDF 46.37.490Safety load chains and devices required.
HTMLPDF 46.37.495Safety chains for towing.
HTMLPDF 46.37.500Fenders or splash aprons.
HTMLPDF 46.37.505Child passenger restraint systems.
HTMLPDF 46.37.510Seat belts and shoulder harnesses.
HTMLPDF 46.37.513Bumpers.
HTMLPDF 46.37.517Body and body hardware.
HTMLPDF 46.37.518Street rod, custom, and kit vehiclesOptional and required equipment.
HTMLPDF 46.37.5185Street rod and custom vehiclesBlue dot taillights.
HTMLPDF 46.37.519Kit vehicles.
HTMLPDF 46.37.520Beach vehicles with soft tires"Dune buggies"Inspection and approval requiredFee.
HTMLPDF 46.37.522Motorcycles and motor-driven cyclesWhen head lamps and tail lamps to be lighted.
HTMLPDF 46.37.523Motorcycles and motor-driven cyclesHead lamps.
HTMLPDF 46.37.524Motor-driven cyclesHead lamps.
HTMLPDF 46.37.525Motorcycles and motor-driven cyclesTail lamps, reflectors, and stop lamps.
HTMLPDF 46.37.527Motorcycles and motor-driven cyclesBrake requirements.
HTMLPDF 46.37.528Motorcycles and motor-driven cyclesPerformance ability of brakes.
HTMLPDF 46.37.529Motor-driven cyclesBraking system inspection.
HTMLPDF 46.37.530Motorcycles, motor-driven cycles, mopeds, electric-assisted bicyclesHelmets, other equipmentChildrenRules.
HTMLPDF 46.37.535Motorcycles, motor-driven cycles, or mopedsHelmet requirements when rented.
HTMLPDF 46.37.537MotorcyclesExhaust system.
HTMLPDF 46.37.539Motorcycles and motor-driven cyclesAdditional requirements and limitations.
HTMLPDF 46.37.540OdometersDisconnecting, resetting, or turning back prohibited.
HTMLPDF 46.37.550OdometersSelling motor vehicle knowing odometer turned back unlawful.
HTMLPDF 46.37.560OdometersSelling motor vehicle knowing odometer replaced unlawful.
HTMLPDF 46.37.570OdometersSelling, advertising, using, or installing device registering false mileage.
HTMLPDF 46.37.590OdometersPurchaser plaintiff to recover costs and attorney's fee, when.
HTMLPDF 46.37.600Liability of operator, owner, lessee for violations.
HTMLPDF 46.37.610Wheelchair conveyance standards.
HTMLPDF 46.37.620School busesCrossing arms.
HTMLPDF 46.37.630Private school buses.
HTMLPDF 46.37.640Air bagsDefinitions.
HTMLPDF 46.37.650Air bagsManufacture, importation, sale, or installation of counterfeit, nonfunctional, damaged, or previously deployedPenalties.
HTMLPDF 46.37.660Air bagsReplacement requirements, diagnostic systemPenalties.
HTMLPDF 46.37.670Signal preemption devicesProhibitedExceptions.
HTMLPDF 46.37.671Signal preemption devicePossessionPenalty.
HTMLPDF 46.37.672Signal preemption deviceUse, sale, purchasePenalty.
HTMLPDF 46.37.673Signal preemption deviceAccidentProperty damage or less than substantial bodily harmPenalty.
HTMLPDF 46.37.674Signal preemption deviceAccidentSubstantial bodily harmPenalty.
HTMLPDF 46.37.675Signal preemption deviceAccidentDeathPenalty.
HTMLPDF 46.37.680Sound system attachment.
HTMLPDF 46.37.685License plate flipping deviceUnlawful use, display, salePenalty.
HTMLPDF 46.37.690Electric-assisted bicyclesLabelCompliance with equipment and manufacturing requirementsNo tampering unless label is replacedBicycle and bicycle rider provisions apply.


Emission control program: Chapter 70A.25 RCW.
Lowering vehicle below legal clearance: RCW 46.61.680.
Moving defective vehicle: RCW 46.32.060.