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WAC 352-37-130

Speed limits.

(1) No person shall operate any motor vehicle or wind/sand sailer on or along any ocean beach at a speed greater than is reasonable and prudent under the conditions and having regard to the actual and potential hazards then existing. In every event speed shall be so controlled as may be necessary to avoid colliding with any person, animal, vehicle or other conveyance on or entering the driveable beach in compliance with legal requirements in the duty of all persons to use due care.
(2) Except when a special hazard exists that requires lower speed for compliance with subsection (1) of this section, the maximum speed limit for operation of motor vehicles or wind/sand sailers on the ocean beaches shall be twenty-five miles per hour.
(3) The driver of every motor vehicle or wind/sand sailer operating on the ocean beaches shall, consistent with the requirements of subsection (1) of this section, drive at an appropriate reduced speed when approaching and crossing a beach access road, when approaching one or more parked vehicles, when approaching or traveling past or in the vicinity of a pedestrian or group of pedestrians, and when special hazard exists with respect to pedestrians or other traffic or by reason of weather or beach conditions.
(4) Except as provided in WAC 352-37-330, any violation of this section is an infraction under chapter 7.84 RCW.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 79A.05.610. WSR 15-10-013, § 352-37-130, filed 4/23/15, effective 5/24/15. Statutory Authority: Chapter 79A.05 RCW. WSR 07-03-121, § 352-37-130, filed 1/22/07, effective 2/22/07. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.51.040 and 43.51.180(7). WSR 92-19-098, § 352-37-130, filed 9/17/92, effective 10/18/92. Statutory Authority RCW 43.51.040. WSR 90-07-050, § 352-37-130, filed 3/19/90, effective 4/19/90.]
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