Traffic Laws

(1) A person propelling a bicycle shall not ride other than upon or astride a permanent and regular seat attached thereto.

(2) No bicycle shall be used to carry more persons at one time than the number for which it is designed and equipped.

 

[1965 ex.s. c 155 § 81.]
Notes:

Rules of court:
Monetary penalty schedule — IRLJ 6.2.

(1) Whenever a child who is less than sixteen years of age is being transported in a motor vehicle that is in operation and that is required by RCW 46.37.510 to be equipped with a safety belt system in a passenger seating position, or is being transported in a neighborhood electric vehicle or medium-speed electric vehicle that is in operation, the driver of the vehicle shall keep the child properly restrained as follows:

(a) A child must be restrained in a child restraint system, if the passenger seating position equipped with a safety belt system allows sufficient space for installation, until the child is eight years old, unless the child is four feet nine inches or taller. The child restraint system must comply with standards of the United States department of transportation and must be secured in the vehicle in accordance with instructions of the vehicle manufacturer and the child restraint system manufacturer.

(b) A child who is eight years of age or older or four feet nine inches or taller shall be properly restrained with the motor vehicle’s safety belt properly adjusted and fastened around the child’s body or an appropriately fitting child restraint system.

(c) The driver of a vehicle transporting a child who is under thirteen years old shall transport the child in the back seat positions in the vehicle where it is practical to do so.

(2) Enforcement of subsection (1) of this section is subject to a visual inspection by law enforcement to determine if the child restraint system in use is appropriate for the child’s individual height, weight, and age. The visual inspection for usage of a child restraint system must ensure that the child restraint system is being used in accordance with the instruction of the vehicle and the child restraint system manufacturers. The driver of a vehicle transporting a child who is under thirteen years old shall transport the child in the back seat positions in the vehicle where it is practical to do so.

(3) A person violating subsection (1) of this section may be issued a notice of traffic infraction under chapter 46.63 RCW. If the person to whom the notice was issued presents proof of acquisition of an approved child passenger restraint system or a child booster seat, as appropriate, within seven days to the jurisdiction issuing the notice and the person has not previously had a violation of this section dismissed, the jurisdiction shall dismiss the notice of traffic infraction.

(4) Failure to comply with the requirements of this section shall not constitute negligence by a parent or legal guardian. Failure to use a child restraint system shall not be admissible as evidence of negligence in any civil action.

(5) This section does not apply to: (a) For hire vehicles, (b) vehicles designed to transport sixteen or less passengers, including the driver, operated by auto transportation companies, as defined in RCW 81.68.010, (c) vehicles providing customer shuttle service between parking, convention, and hotel facilities, and airport terminals, and (d) school buses.

(6) As used in this section, “child restraint system” means a child passenger restraint system that meets the Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards set forth in 49 C.F.R. 571.213.

(7) The requirements of subsection (1) of this section do not apply in any seating position where there is only a lap belt available and the child weighs more than forty pounds.

(8)(a) Except as provided in (b) of this subsection, a person who has a current national certification as a child passenger safety technician and who in good faith provides inspection, adjustment, or educational services regarding child passenger restraint systems is not liable for civil damages resulting from any act or omission in providing the services, other than acts or omissions constituting gross negligence or willful or wanton misconduct.

(b) The immunity provided in this subsection does not apply to a certified child passenger safety technician who is employed by a retailer of child passenger restraint systems and who, during his or her hours of employment and while being compensated, provides inspection, adjustment, or educational services regarding child passenger restraint systems.

[2007 c 510 § 4. Prior: 2005 c 415 § 1; 2005 c 132 § 1; 2003 c 353 § 5; 2000 c 190 § 2; 1994 c 100 § 1; 1993 c 274 § 1; 1987 c 330 § 745; 1983 c 215 § 2.]

Notes:
Effective date — 2007 c 510: See note following RCW 46.04.320.

Effective date — 2005 c 132 § 1: “Section 1 of this act takes effect June 1, 2007.” [2005 c 132 § 3.]

Effective date — 2003 c 353: See note following RCW 46.04.320.

Intent — 2000 c 190: “The legislature recognizes that fewer than five percent of all drivers use child booster seats for children over the age of four years. The legislature also recognizes that seventy-one percent of deaths resulting from car accidents could be eliminated if every child under the age of sixteen used an appropriate child safety seat, booster seat, or seat belt. The legislature further recognizes the National Transportation Safety Board’s recommendations that promote the use of booster seats to increase the safety of children under eight years of age. Therefore, it is the legislature’s intent to decrease deaths and injuries to children by promoting safety education and injury prevention measures, as well as increasing public awareness on ways to maximize the protection of children in vehicles.” [2000 c 190 § 1.]

Short title — 2000 c 190: “This act may be known and cited as the Anton Skeen Act.” [2000 c 190 § 5.]

Effective date — 2000 c 190: “This act takes effect July 1, 2002.” [2000 c 190 § 6.]

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

Severability — 1983 c 215: See note following RCW 46.37.505.

Standards for child passenger restraint systems: RCW 46.37.505.

UNIFORM COMMERCIAL DRIVER’S LICENSE ACT

RCW Sections

46.25.001 Short title.
46.25.005 Purpose — Construction.
46.25.010 Definitions.
46.25.020 One license limit.
46.25.030 Duties of driver — Notice to department and employer.
46.25.040 Duties of employer.
46.25.050 Commercial driver’s license required — Exceptions, restrictions, reciprocity.
46.25.052 Commercial learner’s permit — Qualifications, authorized use, endorsements, restrictions.
46.25.055 Medical examiner’s certificate — Required.
46.25.057 Medical examiner’s certificate — Failure to carry — Penalty.
46.25.060 Knowledge and skills examination, exemptions.
46.25.070 Application — Change of address, name — Residency — Hazardous materials endorsement.
46.25.075 Certification — Recordkeeping and administration — Downgrade.
46.25.080 License contents, classifications, endorsements, restrictions.
46.25.082 Driving record information.
46.25.085 Hazardous materials endorsement.
46.25.088 Expiration — Renewal.
46.25.090 Disqualification — Grounds for, period of — Records.
46.25.100 Restoration after disqualification.
46.25.110 Driving with alcohol or THC in system.
46.25.120 Test for alcohol or drugs — Disqualification for refusal of test or positive test — Procedures.
46.25.123 Mandatory reporting of positive test.
46.25.125 Disqualification for positive test — Procedure.
46.25.130 Report of violation, disqualification by nonresident.
46.25.140 Rules.
46.25.150 Agreements to carry out chapter.
46.25.160 Licenses issued by other jurisdictions.
46.25.170 Civil and criminal penalties.
46.25.900 Severability — 1989 c 178.
46.25.901 Effective dates — 1989 c 178.

(1) A person is guilty of driving while under the influence of intoxicating liquor, marijuana, or any drug if the person drives a vehicle within this state:

(a) And the person has, within two hours after driving, an alcohol concentration of 0.08 or higher as shown by analysis of the person’s breath or blood made under RCW
46.61.506;
or

(b) The person has, within two hours after driving, a THC concentration of 5.00 or higher as shown by analysis of the person’s blood made under RCW
46.61.506;
or

(c) While the person is under the influence of or affected by intoxicating liquor, marijuana, or any drug;
or

(d) While the person is under the combined influence of or affected by intoxicating liquor, marijuana, and any drug.

(2) The fact that a person charged with a violation of this section is or has been entitled to use a drug under the laws of this state shall not constitute a defense against a charge of violating this section.

(3)(a) It is an affirmative defense to a violation of subsection (1)(a) of this section, which the defendant must prove by a preponderance of the evidence, that the defendant consumed a sufficient quantity of alcohol after the time of driving and before the administration of an analysis of the person’s breath or blood to cause the defendant’s alcohol concentration to be 0.08 or more within two hours after driving. The court shall not admit evidence of this defense unless the defendant notifies the prosecution prior to the omnibus or pretrial hearing in the case of the defendant’s intent to assert the affirmative defense.

(b) It is an affirmative defense to a violation of subsection (1)(b) of this section, which the defendant must prove by a preponderance of the evidence, that the defendant consumed a sufficient quantity of marijuana after the time of driving and before the administration of an analysis of the person’s blood to cause the defendant’s THC concentration to be 5.00 or more within two hours after driving. The court shall not admit evidence of this defense unless the defendant notifies the prosecution prior to the omnibus or pretrial hearing in the case of the defendant’s intent to assert the affirmative defense.

(4)(a) Analyses of blood or breath samples obtained more than two hours after the alleged driving may be used as evidence that within two hours of the alleged driving, a person had an alcohol concentration of 0.08 or more in violation of subsection (1)(a) of this section, and in any case in which the analysis shows an alcohol concentration above 0.00 may be used as evidence that a person was under the influence of or affected by intoxicating liquor or any drug in violation of subsection (1)(c) or (d) of this section.

(b) Analyses of blood samples obtained more than two hours after the alleged driving may be used as evidence that within two hours of the alleged driving, a person had a THC concentration of 5.00 or more in violation of subsection (1)(b) of this section, and in any case in which the analysis shows a THC concentration above 0.00 may be used as evidence that a person was under the influence of or affected by marijuana in violation of subsection (1)(c) or (d) of this section.

(5) Except as provided in subsection (6) of this section, a violation of this section is a gross misdemeanor.

(6) It is a class C felony punishable under chapter
9.94A
RCW, or chapter
13.40
RCW if the person is a juvenile, if:

(a) The person has four or more prior offenses within ten years as defined in RCW
46.61.5055;
or

(b) The person has ever previously been convicted of:

(i) Vehicular homicide while under the influence of intoxicating liquor or any drug, RCW
46.61.520
(1)(a);

(ii) Vehicular assault while under the influence of intoxicating liquor or any drug, RCW
46.61.522
(1)(b);

(iii) An out-of-state offense comparable to the offense specified in (b)(i) or (ii) of this subsection; or

(iv) A violation of this subsection (6) or RCW
46.61.504
(6).

[2013 c 3 § 33 (Initiative Measure No. 502, approved November 6, 2012); 2011 c 293 § 2; 2008 c 282 § 20; 2006 c 73 § 1; 1998 c 213 § 3; 1994 c 275 § 2; 1993 c 328 § 1; 1987 c 373 § 2; 1986 c 153 § 2; 1979 ex.s. c 176 § 1.]

Notes:

Rules of court:
Bail in criminal traffic offense cases — Mandatory appearance — CrRLJ 3.2.Intent — 2013 c 3 (Initiative Measure No. 502):
See note following RCW
69.50.101.Effective date — 2011 c 293 §§ 1-9:
See note following RCW
46.20.385.Effective date — 2006 c 73:
“This act takes effect July 1, 2007.” [2006 c 73 § 19.]Effective date — 1998 c 213:
See note following RCW
46.20.308.Short title — Effective date — 1994 c 275:
See notes following RCW
46.04.015.Legislative finding, purpose — 1987 c 373:
“The legislature finds the existing statutes that establish the criteria for determining when a person is guilty of driving a motor vehicle under the influence of intoxicating liquor or drugs are constitutional and do not require any additional criteria to ensure their legality. The purpose of this act is to provide an additional method of defining the crime of driving while intoxicated. This act is not an acknowledgment that the existing breath alcohol standard is legally improper or invalid.” [1987 c 373 § 1.]Severability — 1987 c 373:
“If any provision of this act or its application to any person or circumstance is held invalid, the remainder of the act or the application of the provision to other persons or circumstances is not affected.” [1987 c 373 § 8.]

Severability — 1979 ex.s. c 176:
“If any provision of this act or its application to any person or circumstance is held invalid, the remainder of the act or the application of the provision to other persons or circumstances is not affected.” [1979 ex.s. c 176 § 8.]

Business operation of vessel or vehicle while intoxicated: RCW
9.91.020.

Criminal history and driving record: RCW
46.61.513.

Operating aircraft recklessly or under influence of intoxicants or drugs: RCW
47.68.220.

Use of vessel in reckless manner or while under influence of alcohol or drugs prohibited: RCW
79A.60.040.

Ignition interlock driver’s license — Application — Eligibility — Cancellation — Costs — Rules.

(1)(a) Beginning January 1, 2009, any person licensed under this chapter who is convicted of a violation of RCW 46.61.502 or 46.61.504 or an equivalent local or out-of-state statute or ordinance, or a violation of RCW 46.61.520(1)(a) or46.61.522 (1)(b), or who has had or will have his or her license suspended, revoked, or denied under RCW 46.20.3101, or who is otherwise permitted under subsection (8) of this section, may submit to the department an application for an ignition interlock driver’s license. The department, upon receipt of the prescribed fee and upon determining that the petitioner is eligible to receive the license, may issue an ignition interlock driver’s license.

(b) A person may apply for an ignition interlock driver’s license anytime, including immediately after receiving the notices under RCW 46.20.308 or after his or her license is suspended, revoked, or denied. A person receiving an ignition interlock driver’s license waives his or her right to a hearing or appeal under RCW 46.20.308.

(c) An applicant under this subsection shall provide proof to the satisfaction of the department that a functioning ignition interlock device has been installed on all vehicles operated by the person.

(i) The department shall require the person to maintain the device on all vehicles operated by the person and shall restrict the person to operating only vehicles equipped with the device, for the remainder of the period of suspension, revocation, or denial. Subject to the provisions of RCW 46.20.720(3)(b)(ii), the installation of an ignition interlock device is not necessary on vehicles owned, leased, or rented by a person’s employer and on those vehicles whose care and/or maintenance is the temporary responsibility of the employer, and driven at the direction of a person’s employer as a requirement of employment during working hours. The person must provide the department with a declaration pursuant to RCW 9A.72.085 from his or her employer stating that the person’s employment requires the person to operate a vehicle owned by the employer or other persons during working hours.

(ii) Subject to any periodic renewal requirements established by the department under this section and subject to any applicable compliance requirements under this chapter or other law, an ignition interlock driver’s license granted upon a suspension or revocation under RCW 46.61.5055 or 46.20.3101 extends through the remaining portion of any concurrent or consecutive suspension or revocation that may be imposed as the result of administrative action and criminal conviction arising out of the same incident.

(iii) The time period during which the person is licensed under this section shall apply on a day-for-day basis toward satisfying the period of time the ignition interlock device restriction is required under RCW 46.20.720 and 46.61.5055. Beginning with incidents occurring on or after September 1, 2011, when calculating the period of time for the restriction under RCW 46.20.720(3), the department must also give the person a day-for-day credit for the time period, beginning from the date of the incident, during which the person kept an ignition interlock device installed on all vehicles the person operates. For the purposes of this subsection (1)(c)(iii), the term “all vehicles” does not include vehicles that would be subject to the employer exception under RCW 46.20.720(3).

(2) An applicant for an ignition interlock driver’s license who qualifies under subsection (1) of this section is eligible to receive a license only if the applicant files satisfactory proof of financial responsibility under chapter 46.29 RCW.

(3) Upon receipt of evidence that a holder of an ignition interlock driver’s license granted under this subsection no longer has a functioning ignition interlock device installed on all vehicles operated by the driver, the director shall give written notice by first-class mail to the driver that the ignition interlock driver’s license shall be canceled. If at any time before the cancellation goes into effect the driver submits evidence that a functioning ignition interlock device has been installed on all vehicles operated by the driver, the cancellation shall be stayed. If the cancellation becomes effective, the driver may obtain, at no additional charge, a new ignition interlock driver’s license upon submittal of evidence that a functioning ignition interlock device has been installed on all vehicles operated by the driver.

(4) A person aggrieved by the decision of the department on the application for an ignition interlock driver’s license may request a hearing as provided by rule of the department.

(5) The director shall cancel an ignition interlock driver’s license after receiving notice that the holder thereof has been convicted of operating a motor vehicle in violation of its restrictions, no longer meets the eligibility requirements, or has been convicted of or found to have committed a separate offense or any other act or omission that under this chapter would warrant suspension or revocation of a regular driver’s license. The department must give notice of the cancellation as provided under RCW 46.20.245. A person whose ignition interlock driver’s license has been canceled under this section may reapply for a new ignition interlock driver’s license if he or she is otherwise qualified under this section and pays the fee required under RCW 46.20.380.

(6)(a) Unless costs are waived by the ignition interlock company or the person is indigent under RCW 10.101.010, the applicant shall pay the cost of installing, removing, and leasing the ignition interlock device and shall pay an additional fee of twenty dollars per month. Payments shall be made directly to the ignition interlock company. The company shall remit the additional twenty dollar fee to the department.

(b) The department shall deposit the proceeds of the twenty dollar fee into the ignition interlock device revolving account. Expenditures from the account may be used only to administer and operate the ignition interlock device revolving account program. The department shall adopt rules to provide monetary assistance according to greatest need and when funds are available.

(7) The department shall adopt rules to implement ignition interlock licensing. The department shall consult with the administrative office of the courts, the state patrol, the Washington association of sheriffs and police chiefs, ignition interlock companies, and any other organization or entity the department deems appropriate.

(8)(a) Any person licensed under this chapter who is convicted of a violation of RCW 46.61.500 when the charge was originally filed as a violation of RCW 46.61.502 or 46.61.504, or an equivalent local ordinance, may submit to the department an application for an ignition interlock driver’s license under this section.

(b) A person who does not have any driver’s license under this chapter, but who would otherwise be eligible under this section to apply for an ignition interlock license, may submit to the department an application for an ignition interlock license. The department may require the person to take any driver’s licensing examination under this chapter and may require the person to also apply and qualify for a temporary restricted driver’s license under RCW 46.20.391.

[2013 2nd sp.s. c 35 § 20; 2012 c 183 § 8; 2011 c 293 § 1; 2010 c 269 § 1; 2008 c 282 § 9.]

Notes:

Driver under twenty-one consuming alcohol or marijuana — Penalties.

Effective date — 2012 c 183:
See note following RCW
2.28.175.Effective date — 2011 c 293 §§ 1-9:
“Sections 1 through 9 of this act take effect September 1, 2011.” [2011 c 293 § 16.]Effective date — 2010 c 269:
“This act takes effect January 1, 2011.” [2010 c 269 § 12.]

(1) Notwithstanding any other provision of this title, a person is guilty of driving or being in physical control of a motor vehicle after consuming alcohol or marijuana if the person operates or is in physical control of a motor vehicle within this state and the person:

(a) Is under the age of twenty-one; and

(b) Has, within two hours after operating or being in physical control of the motor vehicle, either:

(i) An alcohol concentration of at least 0.02 but less than the concentration specified in RCW
46.61.502
, as shown by analysis of the person’s breath or blood made under RCW
46.61.506;
or

(ii) A THC concentration above 0.00 but less than the concentration specified in RCW
46.61.502
, as shown by analysis of the person’s blood made under RCW
46.61.506.

(2) It is an affirmative defense to a violation of subsection (1) of this section, which the defendant must prove by a preponderance of the evidence, that the defendant consumed a sufficient quantity of alcohol or marijuana after the time of driving or being in physical control and before the administration of an analysis of the person’s breath or blood to cause the defendant’s alcohol or THC concentration to be in violation of subsection (1) of this section within two hours after driving or being in physical control. The court shall not admit evidence of this defense unless the defendant notifies the prosecution prior to the earlier of: (a) Seven days prior to trial; or (b) the omnibus or pretrial hearing in the case of the defendant’s intent to assert the affirmative defense.

(3) Analyses of blood or breath samples obtained more than two hours after the alleged driving or being in physical control may be used as evidence that within two hours of the alleged driving or being in physical control, a person had an alcohol or THC concentration in violation of subsection (1) of this section.

(4) A violation of this section is a misdemeanor.

 

[2013 c 3 § 34 (Initiative Measure No. 502, approved November 6, 2012). Prior: 1998 c 213 § 4; 1998 c 207 § 5; 1998 c 41 § 8; 1995 c 332 § 2; 1994 c 275 § 10. Formerly RCW
46.20.309
.]

Notes:

Intent — 2013 c 3 (Initiative Measure No. 502):
See note following RCW
69.50.101.Effective date — 1998 c 213:
See note following RCW
46.20.308.Effective date — 1998 c 207:
See note following RCW
46.61.5055.Intent — Construction — Effective date — 1998 c 41:
See notes following RCW
46.20.265.Severability — Effective dates — 1995 c 332:
See notes following RCW
46.20.308.Short title — Effective date — 1994 c 275:
See notes following RCW
46.04.015.

Chapter 28A.220 RCW
TRAFFIC SAFETY

RCW Sections

28A.220.010 Legislative declaration.
28A.220.020 Definitions.
28A.220.030 Administration of program -Powers and duties of school officials – Administration of knowledge and driving portions of driver licensing examination.
28A.220.040 Fiscal support — Reimbursement to school districts — Enrollment fees — Deposit.
28A.220.050 Information on proper use of left-hand lane.
28A.220.060 Information on effects of alcohol and drug use.
28A.220.070 Rules.
28A.220.080 Information on motorcycle awareness.
28A.220.085 Information on driving safely among bicyclists and pedestrians.
28A.220.090 Condensed compliance reports — Second-class districts.
28A.220.900 Purpose.

RCW Sections

46.30.010 Legislative intent.
46.30.020 Liability insurance or other financial responsibility required — Violations — Exceptions.
46.30.030 Insurance identification card.
46.30.040 Providing false evidence of financial responsibility — Penalty.
46.30.900 Severability — 1989 c 353.
46.30.901 Effective date — 1989 c 353.

(1) An intermediate license authorizes the holder to drive a motor vehicle under the conditions specified in this section. An applicant for an intermediate license must be at least sixteen years of age and:

(a) Have possessed a valid instruction permit for a period of not less than six months;

(b) Have passed a driver licensing examination administered by the department;

(c) Have passed a course of driver’s education in accordance with the standards established in RCW 46.20.100;

(d) Present certification by his or her parent, guardian, or employer to the department stating (i) that the applicant has had at least fifty hours of driving experience, ten of which were at night, during which the driver was supervised by a person at least twenty-one years of age who has had a valid driver’s license for at least three years, and (ii) that the applicant has not been issued a notice of traffic infraction or cited for a traffic violation that is pending at the time of the application for the intermediate license;

(e) Not have been convicted of or found to have committed a traffic violation within the last six months before the application for the intermediate license; and

(f) Not have been adjudicated for an offense involving the use of alcohol or drugs during the period the applicant held an instruction permit.

(2) For the first six months after the issuance of an intermediate license or until the holder reaches eighteen years of age, whichever occurs first, the holder of the license may not operate a motor vehicle that is carrying any passengers under the age of twenty who are not members of the holder’s immediate family as defined in RCW 42.17A.005. For the remaining period of the intermediate license, the holder may not operate a motor vehicle that is carrying more than three passengers who are under the age of twenty who are not members of the holder’s immediate family.

(3) The holder of an intermediate license may not operate a motor vehicle between the hours of 1 a.m. and 5 a.m. except when the holder is accompanied by a parent, guardian, or a licensed driver who is at least twenty-five years of age.

(4) The holder of an intermediate license may not operate a moving motor vehicle while using a wireless communications device unless the holder is using the device to report illegal activity, summon medical or other emergency help, or prevent injury to a person or property.

(5) It is a traffic infraction for the holder of an intermediate license to operate a motor vehicle in violation of the restrictions imposed under this section.

(6) Except for a violation of subsection (4) of this section, enforcement of this section by law enforcement officers may be accomplished only as a secondary action when a driver of a motor vehicle has been detained for a suspected violation of this title or an equivalent local ordinance or some other offense.

(7) An intermediate licensee may drive at any hour without restrictions on the number of passengers in the vehicle if necessary for agricultural purposes.

(8) An intermediate licensee may drive at any hour without restrictions on the number of passengers in the vehicle if, for the twelve-month period following the issuance of the intermediate license, he or she:

(a) Has not been involved in an accident involving only one motor vehicle;

(b) Has not been involved in an accident where he or she was cited in connection with the accident or was found to have caused the accident;

(c) Has not been involved in an accident where no one was cited or was found to have caused the accident; and

(d) Has not been convicted of or found to have committed a traffic offense described in chapter 46.61 RCW or violated restrictions placed on an intermediate licensee under this section.

[2011 c 60 § 44; 2010 c 223 § 2; 2009 c 125 § 1; 2000 c 115 § 2.]

Notes:
Effective date — 2011 c 60: See RCW 42.17A.919.

Finding — 2000 c 115: “The legislature has recognized the need to develop a graduated licensing system in light of the disproportionately high incidence of motor vehicle crashes involving youthful motorists. This system will improve highway safety by progressively developing and improving the skills of younger drivers in the safest possible environment, thereby reducing the number of vehicle crashes.” [2000 c 115 § 1.]

Effective date — 2000 c 115 §§ 1-10: “Sections 1 through 10 of this act take effect July 1, 2001.” [2000 c 115 § 14.]

(1) Upon all roadways of sufficient width a vehicle shall be driven upon the right half of the roadway, except as follows:

(a) When overtaking and passing another vehicle proceeding in the same direction under the rules governing such movement;

(b) When an obstruction exists making it necessary to drive to the left of the center of the highway; provided, any person so doing shall yield the right-of-way to all vehicles traveling in the proper direction upon the unobstructed portion of the highway within such distance as to constitute an immediate hazard;

(c) Upon a roadway divided into three marked lanes and providing for two-way movement traffic under the rules applicable thereon;

(d) Upon a street or highway restricted to one-way traffic; or

(e) Upon a highway having three lanes or less, when approaching a stationary authorized emergency vehicle, tow truck or other vehicle providing roadside assistance while operating warning lights with three hundred sixty degree visibility, or police vehicle as described under *RCW 46.61.212(2).

(2) Upon all roadways having two or more lanes for traffic moving in the same direction, all vehicles shall be driven in the right-hand lane then available for traffic, except (a) when overtaking and passing another vehicle proceeding in the same direction, (b) when traveling at a speed greater than the traffic flow, (c) when moving left to allow traffic to merge, or (d) when preparing for a left turn at an intersection, exit, or into a private road or driveway when such left turn is legally permitted. On any such roadway, a vehicle or combination over ten thousand pounds shall be driven only in the right-hand lane except under the conditions enumerated in (a) through (d) of this subsection.

(3) No vehicle towing a trailer or no vehicle or combination over ten thousand pounds may be driven in the left-hand lane of a limited access roadway having three or more lanes for traffic moving in one direction except when preparing for a left turn at an intersection, exit, or into a private road or driveway when a left turn is legally permitted. This subsection does not apply to a vehicle using a high occupancy vehicle lane. A high occupancy vehicle lane is not considered the left-hand lane of a roadway. The department of transportation, in consultation with the Washington state patrol, shall adopt rules specifying (a) those circumstances where it is permissible for other vehicles to use the left lane in case of emergency or to facilitate the orderly flow of traffic, and (b) those segments of limited access roadway to be exempt from this subsection due to the operational characteristics of the roadway.

(4) It is a traffic infraction to drive continuously in the left lane of a multilane roadway when it impedes the flow of other traffic.

(5) Upon any roadway having four or more lanes for moving traffic and providing for two-way movement of traffic, a vehicle shall not be driven to the left of the center line of the roadway except when authorized by official traffic control devices designating certain lanes to the left side of the center of the roadway for use by traffic not otherwise permitted to use such lanes, or except as permitted under subsection (1)(b) of this section. However, this subsection shall not be construed as prohibiting the crossing of the center line in making a left turn into or from an alley, private road or driveway.

[2007 c 83 § 2; 1997 c 253 § 1; 1986 c 93 § 2; 1972 ex.s. c 33 § 1; 1969 ex.s. c 281 § 46; 1967 ex.s. c 145 § 58; 1965 ex.s. c 155 § 15.]

Notes:
Rules of court: Monetary penalty schedule — IRLJ 6.2.

*Reviser’s note: RCW 46.61.212 was amended by 2010 c 252 § 1, changing subsection (2) to subsection (1)(d)(ii), effective January 1, 2011.

Legislative intent — 1986 c 93: “It is the intent of the legislature, in this 1985 [1986] amendment of RCW 46.61.100, that the left-hand lane on any state highway with two or more lanes in the same direction be used primarily as a passing lane.” [1986 c 93 § 1.]

Information on proper use of left-hand lane: RCW 28A.220.050, 46.20.095, 46.82.430, 47.36.260.

(1) Upon the immediate approach of an authorized emergency vehicle making use of audible and visual signals meeting the requirements of RCW 46.37.190, or of a police vehicle properly and lawfully making use of an audible signal only the driver of every other vehicle shall yield the right-of-way and shall immediately drive to a position parallel to, and as close as possible to, the right-hand edge or curb of the roadway clear of any intersection and shall stop and remain in such position until the authorized emergency vehicle has passed, except when otherwise directed by a police officer.

(2) This section shall not operate to relieve the driver of an authorized emergency vehicle from the duty to drive with due regard for the safety of all persons using the highway.

[1965 ex.s. c 155 § 32.]

Notes:
Rules of court: Monetary penalty schedule — IRLJ 6.2.

(1) The driver of any motor vehicle, upon approaching an emergency zone, which is defined as the adjacent lanes of the roadway two hundred feet before and after (a) a stationary authorized emergency vehicle that is making use of audible and/or visual signals meeting the requirements of RCW 46.37.190, (b) a tow truck that is making use of visual red lights meeting the requirements of RCW 46.37.196, (c) other vehicles providing roadside assistance that are making use of warning lights with three hundred sixty degree visibility, or (d) a police vehicle properly and lawfully displaying a flashing, blinking, or alternating emergency light or lights, shall:

(i) On a highway having four or more lanes, at least two of which are intended for traffic proceeding in the same direction as the approaching vehicle, proceed with caution and, if reasonable, with due regard for safety and traffic conditions, yield the right-of-way by making a lane change or moving away from the lane or shoulder occupied by the stationary authorized emergency vehicle or police vehicle;

(ii) On a highway having less than four lanes, proceed with caution, reduce the speed of the vehicle, and, if reasonable, with due regard for safety and traffic conditions, and under the rules of this chapter, yield the right-of-way by passing to the left at a safe distance and simultaneously yield the right-of-way to all vehicles traveling in the proper direction upon the highway; or

(iii) If changing lanes or moving away would be unreasonable or unsafe, proceed with due caution and reduce the speed of the vehicle.

(2) A person may not drive a vehicle in an emergency zone at a speed greater than the posted speed limit.

(3) A person found to be in violation of this section, or any infraction relating to speed restrictions in an emergency zone, must be assessed a monetary penalty equal to twice the penalty assessed under RCW 46.63.110. This penalty may not be waived, reduced, or suspended.

(4) A person who drives a vehicle in an emergency zone in such a manner as to endanger or be likely to endanger any emergency zone worker or property is guilty of reckless endangerment of emergency zone workers. A violation of this subsection is a gross misdemeanor punishable under chapter 9A.20 RCW.

(5) The department shall suspend for sixty days the driver’s license, permit to drive, or nonresident driving privilege of a person convicted of reckless endangerment of emergency zone workers.

[2010 c 252 § 1; 2007 c 83 § 1; 2005 c 413 § 1.]

Notes:
Effective date — 2010 c 252: “This act takes effect January 1, 2011.” [2010 c 252 § 6.]

On a two-lane highway where passing is unsafe because of traffic in the opposite direction or other conditions, a slow moving vehicle, behind which five or more vehicles are formed in a line, shall turn off the roadway wherever sufficient area for a safe turn-out exists, in order to permit the vehicles following to proceed. As used in this section a slow moving vehicle is one which is proceeding at a rate of speed less than the normal flow of traffic at the particular time and place.

[1973 c 88 § 1.]

RCW Sections
DRIVER’S LICENSE AND PERMIT REQUIREMENTS

DRIVER’S LICENSE AND PERMIT REQUIREMENTS
46.20.001 License required — Rights and restriction.
46.20.005 Driving without a license — Misdemeanor, when.
46.20.015 Driving without a license — Traffic infraction, when.
46.20.017 Immediate possession and displayed on demand.
46.20.021 New residents.
46.20.022 Unlicensed drivers — Subject to Title
46
RCW.
46.20.024 Unlawful to allow unauthorized minors to drive.
46.20.025 Exemptions.
46.20.027 Armed forces, dependents.
46.20.031 Ineligibility.
46.20.035 Proof of identity.
46.20.037 Facial recognition matching system.
46.20.0371 Facial recognition matching system — Report to governor and legislature on investigations based on system results and related data.
46.20.041 Persons with physical or mental disabilities or diseases.
46.20.045 School bus, for hire drivers — Age.
46.20.049 Commercial driver’s license — Additional fee, disposition.
46.20.055 Instruction permit.
46.20.065 Temporary permit.
46.20.070 Juvenile agricultural driving permit.
46.20.075 Intermediate license.
OBTAINING OR RENEWING A DRIVER’S LICENSE
46.20.091 Application — Penalty for false statement — Driving records from and to other jurisdictions.
46.20.0921 Violations — Penalty.
46.20.093 Bicycle safety.
46.20.095 Instructional publication information.
46.20.100 Persons under eighteen.
46.20.105 Identifying types of licenses and permits.
46.20.109 Wheelchair conveyances.
46.20.111 Registration with selective service system for males under twenty-six upon application — Opportunity to consent or decline.
46.20.113 Anatomical gift statement.
46.20.1131 Information for organ donor registry.
46.20.114 Preventing alteration or reproduction.
46.20.117 Identicards.
46.20.118 Negative file.
46.20.119 Reasonable rules.
46.20.120 Examinations — Waiver — Fees — Renewals — Administration.
46.20.125 Waiver–Agreement with other jurisdictions.
46.20.126 Rules.
46.20.130 Content and conduct of examinations.
46.20.153 Voter registration — Posting signs.
46.20.155 Voter registration, update — Services.
46.20.157 Data to consolidated technology services agency — Confidentiality.
46.20.161 Issuance — Contents — Fee.
46.20.181 Expiration date — Renewal — Fees — Penalty.
46.20.185 Photograph during renewal.
46.20.187 Registration of sex offenders.
46.20.191 Compliance with federal REAL ID Act of 2005 requirements.
46.20.1911 Costs and burdens of compliance with federal REAL ID Act of 2005 requirements — Legal challenge.
46.20.200 Lost, destroyed, or corrected licenses, identicards, or permits.
46.20.202 Enhanced drivers’ licenses and identicards for Canadian border crossing — Border-crossing initiative.
46.20.2021 Statewide education campaign for border-crossing initiative.
46.20.205 Change of address or name.
RESTRICTING THE DRIVING PRIVILEGE
46.20.207 Cancellation.
46.20.215 Nonresidents — Suspension or revocation — Reporting offenders.
46.20.220 Vehicle rentals–Records.
46.20.245 Mandatory revocation–Notice–Administrative, judicial review–Rules–Application.
46.20.265 Juvenile driving privileges — Revocation for alcohol or drug violations.
46.20.267 Intermediate licensees.
46.20.270 Driving offenses — Procedures — Definitions.
46.20.285 Offenses requiring revocation.
46.20.286 Adoption of procedures.
46.20.289 Suspension for failure to respond, appear, etc.
46.20.2891 Moving violation, definition by rule — Notice.
46.20.291 Authority to suspend — Grounds.
46.20.292 Finding of juvenile court officer.
46.20.293 Minor’s record to juvenile court, parents, or guardians.
46.20.300 Extraterritorial convictions.
46.20.305 Incompetent, unqualified driver — Reexamination — Physician’s certificate — Action by department.
46.20.308 Implied consent — Test refusal — Procedures.
46.20.3101 Implied consent — License sanctions, length of.
46.20.311 Duration of license sanctions — Reissuance or renewal.
46.20.315 Surrender of license.
46.20.317 Unlicensed drivers.
46.20.320 Suspension, etc., effective although certificate not delivered.
DRIVER IMPROVEMENT
46.20.322 Interview before suspension, etc. — Exceptions — Appearance of minor’s parent or guardian.
46.20.323 Notice of interview — Contents.
46.20.324 Persons not entitled to interview or hearing.
46.20.325 Suspension or probation before interview — Alternative procedure.
46.20.326 Failure to appear or request interview constitutes waiver — Procedure.
46.20.327 Conduct of interview — Referee — Evidence — Not deemed hearing.
46.20.328 Findings and notification after interview — Request for formal hearing.
46.20.329 Formal hearing — Procedures, notice, stay.
46.20.331 Hearing and decision by director’s designee.
46.20.332 Formal hearing — Evidence — Subpoenas — Reexamination — Findings and recommendations.
46.20.333 Decision after formal hearing.
46.20.334 Appeal to superior court.
46.20.335 Probation in lieu of suspension or revocation.
DRIVING OR USING LICENSE WHILE SUSPENDED OR REVOKED
46.20.338 Display or possession of invalidated license or identicard.
46.20.341 Relicensing diversion programs — Program information to administrative office of the courts.
46.20.342 Driving while license invalidated — Penalties — Extension of invalidation.
46.20.345 Operation under other license or permit while license suspended or revoked — Penalty.
46.20.349 Stopping vehicle of suspended or revoked driver.
46.20.355 Alcohol violator — Probationary license.
IGNITION INTERLOCK, TEMPORARY RESTRICTED, OCCUPATIONAL LICENSES
46.20.380 Fee.
46.20.385 Ignition interlock driver’s license — Application — Eligibility — Cancellation — Costs — Rules.
46.20.391 Temporary restricted, occupational licenses — Application — Eligibility — Restrictions — Cancellation.
46.20.394 Detailed restrictions — Violation.
46.20.400 Obtaining new driver’s license — Surrender of order and current license.
46.20.410 Penalty — Violation.
MOTORCYCLES
46.20.500 Special endorsement — Exceptions.
46.20.505 Special endorsement fees.
46.20.510 Instruction permit — Fee.
46.20.515 Examination — Emphasis — Administration — Waiver.
46.20.520 Training and education program — Advisory board.
ALCOHOL DETECTION DEVICES
46.20.710 Legislative finding.
46.20.720 Drivers convicted of alcohol offenses.
46.20.740 Notation on driving record — Verification of interlock — Penalty.
46.20.745 Ignition interlock device revolving account program — Pilot program.
46.20.750 Circumventing ignition interlock — Penalty.
46.20.755 Local verification of ignition interlock device installation — Immunity.
MISCELLANEOUS
46.20.900 Repeal and saving.
46.20.910 Severability — 1965 ex.s. c 121.
46.20.911 Severability, implied consent law — 1969 c 1.

Notes:
Rules of court: Bail in criminal traffic offense cases — Mandatory appearance — CrRLJ 3.2.

Traffic infractions — Monetary penalty schedule — IRLJ 6.2.

Allowing unauthorized person to drive — Penalty: RCW 46.16A.520.

Juvenile driving privileges, alcohol or drug violations: RCW 66.44.365, 69.50.420.

RCW Sections

46.37.005 State patrol — Additional powers and duties.
46.37.010 Scope and effect of regulations — General penalty.
46.37.020 When lighted lamps and signaling devices are required.
46.37.030 Visibility distance and mounted height of lamps.
46.37.040 Head lamps on motor vehicles.
46.37.050 Tail lamps.
46.37.060 Reflectors.
46.37.070 Stop lamps and electric turn signals required.
46.37.080 Application of succeeding sections.
46.37.090 Additional equipment required on certain vehicles.
46.37.100 Color of clearance lamps, side marker lamps, backup lamps, and reflectors.
46.37.110 Mounting of reflectors, clearance lamps, identification lamps, and side marker lamps.
46.37.120 Visibility of reflectors, clearance lamps, identification lamps, and side marker lamps.
46.37.130 Obstructed lights not required.
46.37.140 Lamps, reflectors, and flags on projecting load.
46.37.150 Lamps on vehicles — Parked or stopped vehicles, lighting requirements.
46.37.160 Hazard warning lights and reflectors on farm equipment — Slow-moving vehicle emblem.
46.37.170 Lamps and reflectors on other vehicles and equipment — Slow-moving vehicle emblem on animal-drawn vehicles.
46.37.180 Spot lamps and auxiliary lamps.
46.37.184 Red flashing lights on fire department vehicles.
46.37.185 Green light on firefighters’ private cars.
46.37.186 Fire department sign or plate on private car.
46.37.187 Green light, sign or plate — Identification card required.
46.37.188 Penalty for violation of RCW
46.37.184
through
46.37.188
.
46.37.190 Warning devices on vehicles — Other drivers yield and stop.
46.37.191 Implementing rules.
46.37.193 Signs on buses.
46.37.194 Authorized emergency vehicles — State patrol authority, maintenance, and applicant and driver screening.
46.37.195 Sale of emergency vehicle lighting equipment restricted — Removal of emergency vehicle equipment, when required — Exception.
46.37.196 Red lights on emergency tow trucks.
46.37.200 Stop lamps and electric turn signals displayed.
46.37.210 Additional lighting equipment.
46.37.215 Hazard warning lamps.
46.37.220 Multiple-beam road-lighting equipment.
46.37.230 Use of multiple-beam road-lighting equipment.
46.37.240 Single-beam road-lighting equipment.
46.37.260 Alternate road lighting equipment.
46.37.270 Number of lamps required — Number of additional lamps permitted.
46.37.280 Special restrictions on lamps.
46.37.290 Special lighting equipment on school buses and private carrier buses.
46.37.300 Standards for lights on snow-removal or highway maintenance and service equipment.
46.37.310 Selling or using lamps or equipment.
46.37.320 Authority of state patrol regarding lighting devices or other safety equipment.
46.37.330 Revocation of certificate of approval on devices — Reapproval, conditions.
46.37.340 Braking equipment required.
46.37.351 Performance ability of brakes.
46.37.360 Maintenance of brakes — Brake system failure indicator.
46.37.365 Hydraulic brake fluid — Defined — Standards and specifications.
46.37.369 Wheels and front suspension.
46.37.375 Steering and suspension systems.
46.37.380 Horns, warning devices, and theft alarms.
46.37.390 Mufflers required — Smoke and air contaminant standards — Definitions — Penalty, exception.
46.37.395 Compression brakes (Jake brakes).
46.37.400 Mirrors, backup devices.
46.37.410 Windshields required, exception — Must be unobstructed and equipped with wipers.
46.37.420 Tires — Restrictions.
46.37.4215 Lightweight and retractable studs — Certification by sellers.
46.37.4216 Lightweight and retractable studs — Sale of tires containing.
46.37.423 Pneumatic passenger car tires — Standards — Exception for off-highway use — Penalty.
46.37.424 Regrooved tires — Standards — Exception for off-highway use — Penalty.
46.37.425 Tires — Unsafe — State patrol’s authority — Penalty.
46.37.430 Safety glazing — Sunscreening or coloring.
46.37.435 Sunscreening, unlawful installation, penalty.
46.37.440 Flares or other warning devices required on certain vehicles.
46.37.450 Disabled vehicle — Display of warning devices.
46.37.465 Fuel system.
46.37.467 Alternative fuel source — Placard required.
46.37.470 Air conditioning equipment.
46.37.480 Television viewers — Earphones.
46.37.490 Safety load chains and devices required.
46.37.495 Safety chains for towing.
46.37.500 Fenders or splash aprons.
46.37.505 Child passenger restraint systems.
46.37.510 Seat belts and shoulder harnesses.
46.37.513 Bumpers.
46.37.517 Body and body hardware.
46.37.518 Street rod, custom, and kit vehicles — Optional and required equipment.
46.37.5185 Street rod and custom vehicles — Blue dot taillights.
46.37.519 Kit vehicles.
46.37.520 Beach vehicles with soft tires — “Dune buggies” — Inspection and approval required — Fee.
46.37.522 Motorcycles and motor-driven cycles — When head lamps and tail lamps to be lighted.
46.37.523 Motorcycles and motor-driven cycles — Head lamps.
46.37.524 Motor-driven cycles — Head lamps.
46.37.525 Motorcycles and motor-driven cycles — Tail lamps, reflectors, and stop lamps.
46.37.527 Motorcycles and motor-driven cycles — Brake requirements.
46.37.528 Motorcycles and motor-driven cycles — Performance ability of brakes.
46.37.529 Motor-driven cycles — Braking system inspection.
46.37.530 Motorcycles, motor-driven cycles, mopeds, electric-assisted bicycles — Helmets, other equipment — Children — Rules.
46.37.535 Motorcycles, motor-driven cycles, or mopeds — Helmet requirements when rented.
46.37.537 Motorcycles — Exhaust system.
46.37.539 Motorcycles and motor-driven cycles — Additional requirements and limitations.
46.37.540 Odometers — Disconnecting, resetting, or turning back prohibited.
46.37.550 Odometers — Selling motor vehicle knowing odometer turned back unlawful.
46.37.560 Odometers — Selling motor vehicle knowing odometer replaced unlawful.
46.37.570 Odometers — Selling, advertising, using, or installing device registering false mileage.
46.37.590 Odometers — Purchaser plaintiff to recover costs and attorney’s fee, when.
46.37.600 Liability of operator, owner, lessee for violations.
46.37.610 Wheelchair conveyance standards.
46.37.620 School buses — Crossing arms.
46.37.630 Private school buses.
46.37.640 Air bags — Definitions.
46.37.650 Air bags — Installation of previously deployed — Penalty.
46.37.660 Air bags — Replacement requirements.
46.37.670 Signal preemption devices–Prohibited–Exceptions.
46.37.671 Signal preemption device–Possession–Penalty.
46.37.672 Signal preemption device–Use, sale, purchase–Penalty.
46.37.673 Signal preemption device–Accident–Property damage or less than substantial bodily harm–Penalty.
46.37.674 Signal preemption device–Accident–Substantial bodily harm–Penalty.
46.37.675 Signal preemption device–Accident–Death–Penalty.
46.37.680 Sound system attachment.
46.37.685 License plate flipping device — Unlawful use, display, sale — Penalty.

Notes:

Emission control program: Chapter
70.120RCW.Lowering vehicle below legal clearance: RCW
46.61.680.Moving defective vehicle: RCW
46.32.060.

(1) All motorcycles are entitled to full use of a lane and no motor vehicle shall be driven in such a manner as to deprive any motorcycle of the full use of a lane. This subsection shall not apply to motorcycles operated two abreast in a single lane.

(2) The operator of a motorcycle shall not overtake and pass in the same lane occupied by the vehicle being overtaken. However, this subsection shall not apply when the operator of a motorcycle overtakes and passes a pedestrian or bicyclist while maintaining a safe passing distance of at least three feet.

(3) No person shall operate a motorcycle between lanes of traffic or between adjacent lines or rows of vehicles.

(4) Motorcycles shall not be operated more than two abreast in a single lane.

(5) Subsections (2) and (3) of this section shall not apply to police officers in the performance of their official duties.

 

[2013 c 139 § 1; 1975 c 62 § 46.]

Notes:

Rules of court:
Monetary penalty schedule — IRLJ 6.2.Severability — 1975 c 62:
See note following RCW
36.75.010.

(1) Whenever the driver of a vehicle is arrested for a violation of RCW 46.20.342or46.20.345, the vehicle is subject to summary impoundment, pursuant to the terms and conditions of an applicable local ordinance or state agency rule at the direction of a law enforcement officer.

(2) In addition, a police officer may take custody of a vehicle, at his or her discretion, and provide for its prompt removal to a place of safety under any of the following circumstances:

(a) Whenever a police officer finds a vehicle standing upon the roadway in violation of any of the provisions of RCW46.61.560, the officer may provide for the removal of the vehicle or require the driver or other person in charge of the vehicle to move the vehicle to a position off the roadway;

(b) Whenever a police officer finds a vehicle unattended upon a highway where the vehicle constitutes an obstruction to traffic or jeopardizes public safety;

(c) Whenever a police officer finds an unattended vehicle at the scene of an accident or when the driver of a vehicle involved in an accident is physically or mentally incapable of deciding upon steps to be taken to protect his or her property;

(d) Whenever the driver of a vehicle is arrested and taken into custody by a police officer;

(e) Whenever a police officer discovers a vehicle that the officer determines to be a stolen vehicle;

(f) Whenever a vehicle without a special license plate, placard, or decal indicating that the vehicle is being used to transport a person with disabilities under RCW46.19.010is parked in a stall or space clearly and conspicuously marked under RCW46.61.581which space is provided on private property without charge or on public property;

(g) Upon determining that a person is operating a motor vehicle without a valid and, if required, a specially endorsed driver’s license or with a license that has been expired for ninety days or more;

(h) When a vehicle is illegally occupying a truck, commercial loading zone, restricted parking zone, bus, loading, hooded-meter, taxi, street construction or maintenance, or other similar zone where, by order of the director of transportation or chiefs of police or fire or their designees, parking is limited to designated classes of vehicles or is prohibited during certain hours, on designated days or at all times, if the zone has been established with signage for at least twenty-four hours and where the vehicle is interfering with the proper and intended use of the zone. Signage must give notice to the public that a vehicle will be removed if illegally parked in the zone;

(i) When a vehicle with an expired registration of more than forty-five days is parked on a public street.

(3) When an arrest is made for a violation of RCW
46.20.342, if the vehicle is a commercial vehicle or farm transport vehicle and the driver of the vehicle is not the owner of the vehicle, before the summary impoundment directed under subsection (1) of this section, the police officer shall attempt in a reasonable and timely manner to contact the owner of the vehicle and may release the vehicle to the owner if the owner is reasonably available, as long as the owner was not in the vehicle at the time of the stop and arrest and the owner has not received a prior release under this subsection or *RCW
46.55.120
(1)(a)(ii).

(4) Nothing in this section may derogate from the powers of police officers under the common law. For the purposes of this section, a place of safety may include the business location of a registered tow truck operator.

(5) For purposes of this section “farm transport vehicle” means a motor vehicle owned by a farmer and that is being actively used in the transportation of the farmer’s or another farmer’s farm, orchard, aquatic farm, or dairy products, including livestock and plant or animal wastes, from point of production to market or disposal, or supplies or commodities to be used on the farm, orchard, aquatic farm, or dairy, and that has a gross vehicle weight rating of 7,258 kilograms (16,001 pounds) or more.

 

[2011 c 167 § 6; (2011 c 167 § 5 expired July 1, 2011); 2010 c 161 § 1120. Prior: 2007 c 242 § 1; 2007 c 86 § 1; 2005 c 390 § 5; prior: 2003 c 178 § 1; 2003 c 177 § 1; 1998 c 203 § 4; 1997 c 66 § 7; 1996 c 89 § 1; 1994 c 275 § 32; 1987 c 311 § 10. Formerly RCW
46.61.565.]

Notes:

*Reviser’s note:
RCW
46.55.120
was amended by 2013 c 150 § 1, changing subsection (1)(a)(ii) to subsection (1)(b)(ii).Effective date — 2011 c 167 § 6:
“Section 6 of this act takes effect July 1, 2011.” [2011 c 167 § 8.]Effective date — 2011 c 167 § 5:
“Section 5 of this act expires July 1, 2011.” [2011 c 167 § 9.]Short title — 2011 c 167:
See note following RCW
46.55.350.Effective date — Intent — Legislation to reconcile chapter 161, Laws of 2010 and other amendments made during the 2010 legislative session — 2010 c 161:
See notes following RCW
46.04.013.

Finding — 1998 c 203:
See note following RCW
46.55.105.

Short title — Effective date — 1994 c 275:
See notes following RCW
46.04.015.

Intent — 1984 c 154:
“The legislature intends to extend special parking privileges to persons with disabilities that substantially impair mobility.” [1984 c 154 § 1.]

Application — 1984 c 154:
“This act applies to special license plates, cards, or decals issued after June 7, 1984. Nothing in this act invalidates special license plates, cards, or decals issued before June 7, 1984.” [1984 c 154 § 9.]

Severability — 1984 c 154:
“If any provision of this act or its application to any person or circumstance is held invalid, the remainder of the act or the application of the provision to other persons or circumstances is not affected.” [1984 c 154 § 10.]

(1) It is unlawful:

(a) For any person to operate a motorcycle, moped, or motor-driven cycle not equipped with mirrors on the left and right sides which shall be so located as to give the driver a complete view of the highway for a distance of at least two hundred feet to the rear of the motorcycle, moped, or motor-driven cycle: PROVIDED, That mirrors shall not be required on any motorcycle or motor-driven cycle over twenty-five years old originally manufactured without mirrors and which has been restored to its original condition and which is being ridden to or from or otherwise in conjunction with an antique or classic motorcycle contest, show, or other such assemblage: PROVIDED FURTHER, That no mirror is required on any motorcycle manufactured prior to January 1, 1931;

(b) For any person to operate a motorcycle, moped, or motor-driven cycle which does not have a windshield unless wearing glasses, goggles, or a face shield of a type conforming to rules adopted by the state patrol;

(c) For any person to operate or ride upon a motorcycle, motor-driven cycle, or moped on a state highway, county road, or city street unless wearing upon his or her head a motorcycle helmet except when the vehicle is an antique motor-driven cycle or when the vehicle is equipped with all of the following:

(i) Steering wheel;

(ii) Seat belts that conform to standards prescribed under 49 C.F.R. Part 571; and

(iii) Partially or completely enclosed seating area for the driver and passenger that is certified by the manufacturer as meeting the standards prescribed under 49 C.F.R. Sec. 571.216.

The motorcycle helmet neck or chin strap must be fastened securely while the motorcycle, moped, or motor-driven cycle is in motion. Persons operating electric-assisted bicycles and motorized foot scooters shall comply with all laws and regulations related to the use of bicycle helmets;

(d) For any person to transport a child under the age of five on a motorcycle or motor-driven cycle;

(e) For any person to sell or offer for sale a motorcycle helmet that does not meet the requirements established by this section.

(2) The state patrol may adopt and amend rules concerning standards for glasses, goggles, and face shields.

(3) For purposes of this section, “motorcycle helmet” means a protective covering for the head consisting of a hard outer shell, padding adjacent to and inside the outer shell, and a neck or chin strap type retention system, with the manufacturer’s certification applied in accordance with 49 C.F.R. Sec. 571.218 indicating that the motorcycle helmet meets standards established by the United States department of transportation.

 

[2009 c 275 § 5; 2003 c 197 § 1; 1997 c 328 § 4; 1990 c 270 § 7. Prior: 1987 c 454 § 1; 1987 c 330 § 732; 1986 c 113 § 8; 1982 c 77 § 7; 1977 ex.s. c 355 § 55; 1971 ex.s. c 150 § 1; 1969 c 42 § 1; 1967 c 232 § 4.]

Notes:

Rules of court:
Monetary penalty schedule — IRLJ 6.2.Short title — 1990 c 270:
See RCW
43.70.440.Construction — Application of rules — Severability — 1987 c 330:
See notes following RCW
28B.12.050.Severability — 1982 c 77:
See note following RCW
46.20.500.Severability — 1977 ex.s. c 355:
See note following RCW
46.37.010.

Maximum height for handlebars: RCW
46.61.611.

Riding on motorcycles: RCW
46.61.610.

Pedestrians shall be subject to traffic-control signals at intersections as provided in RCW
46.61.060, and at all other places pedestrians shall be accorded the privileges and shall be subject to the restrictions stated in this chapter.

[1965 ex.s. c 155 § 33.]

Notes:

Rules of court:
Monetary penalty schedule — IRLJ 6.2.

(1) The operator of an approaching vehicle shall stop and remain stopped to allow a pedestrian or bicycle to cross the roadway within an unmarked or marked crosswalk when the pedestrian or bicycle is upon or within one lane of the half of the roadway upon which the vehicle is traveling or onto which it is turning. For purposes of this section “half of the roadway” means all traffic lanes carrying traffic in one direction of travel, and includes the entire width of a one-way roadway.

(2) No pedestrian or bicycle shall suddenly leave a curb or other place of safety and walk, run, or otherwise move into the path of a vehicle which is so close that it is impossible for the driver to stop.

(3) Subsection (1) of this section does not apply under the conditions stated in RCW
46.61.240(2).

(4) Whenever any vehicle is stopped at a marked crosswalk or at any unmarked crosswalk at an intersection to permit a pedestrian or bicycle to cross the roadway, the driver of any other vehicle approaching from the rear shall not overtake and pass such stopped vehicle.

(5)(a) If a person is found to have committed an infraction under this section within a school, playground, or crosswalk speed zone created under RCW
46.61.440, the person must be assessed a monetary penalty equal to twice the penalty assessed under RCW
46.63.110. The penalty may not be waived, reduced, or suspended.

(b) Fifty percent of the moneys collected under this subsection must be deposited into the school zone safety account.

 

[2010 c 242 § 1; 2000 c 85 § 1; 1993 c 153 § 1; 1990 c 241 § 4; 1965 ex.s. c 155 § 34.]

Notes:

Rules of court:
Monetary penalty schedule — IRLJ 6.2.Effective date — 2010 c 242:
See note following RCW
46.61.275.

(1) Every pedestrian crossing a roadway at any point other than within a marked crosswalk or within an unmarked crosswalk at an intersection shall yield the right-of-way to all vehicles upon the roadway.

(2) Where curb ramps exist at or adjacent to intersections or at marked crosswalks in other locations, disabled persons may enter the roadway from the curb ramps and cross the roadway within or as closely as practicable to the crosswalk. All other pedestrian rights and duties as defined elsewhere in this chapter remain applicable.

(3) Any pedestrian crossing a roadway at a point where a pedestrian tunnel or overhead pedestrian crossing has been provided shall yield the right-of-way to all vehicles upon the roadway.

(4) Between adjacent intersections at which traffic-control signals are in operation pedestrians shall not cross at any place except in a marked crosswalk.

(5) No pedestrian shall cross a roadway intersection diagonally unless authorized by official traffic-control devices; and, when authorized to cross diagonally, pedestrians shall cross only in accordance with the official traffic-control devices pertaining to such crossing movements.

(6) No pedestrian shall cross a roadway at an unmarked crosswalk where an official sign prohibits such crossing.

 

[1990 c 241 § 5; 1965 ex.s. c 155 § 35.]

Notes:

Rules of court:
Monetary penalty schedule — IRLJ 6.2.

(1) The driver of a vehicle upon overtaking or meeting from either direction any school bus which has stopped on the roadway for the purpose of receiving or discharging any school children shall stop the vehicle before reaching such school bus when there is in operation on said school bus a visual signal as specified in RCW
46.37.190
and said driver shall not proceed until such school bus resumes motion or the visual signals are no longer activated.

(2) The driver of a vehicle upon a highway divided into separate roadways as provided in RCW
46.61.150
need not stop upon meeting a school bus which is proceeding in the opposite direction and is stopped for the purpose of receiving or discharging school children.

(3) The driver of a vehicle upon a highway with three or more marked traffic lanes need not stop upon meeting a school bus which is proceeding in the opposite direction and is stopped for the purpose of receiving or discharging school children.

(4) The driver of a school bus shall actuate the visual signals required by RCW
46.37.190
only when such bus is stopped on the roadway for the purpose of receiving or discharging school children.

(5) The driver of a school bus may stop completely off the roadway for the purpose of receiving or discharging school children only when the school children do not have to cross the roadway. The school bus driver shall actuate the hazard warning lamps as defined in RCW
46.37.215
before loading or unloading school children at such stops.

(6) Except as provided in subsection (7) of this section, a person found to have committed an infraction of subsection (1) of this section shall be assessed a monetary penalty equal to twice the total penalty assessed under RCW
46.63.110
. This penalty may not be waived, reduced, or suspended. Fifty percent of the money so collected shall be deposited into the school zone safety account in the custody of the state treasurer and disbursed in accordance with RCW
46.61.440(5).

(7) An infraction of subsection (1) of this section detected through the use of an automated school bus safety camera under RCW
46.63.180
is not a part of the registered owner’s driving record under RCW
46.52.101
and
46.52.120, and must be processed in the same manner as parking infractions, including for the purposes of RCW
3.50.100,
35.20.220,
46.16A.120, and
46.20.270
(3). However, the amount of the fine issued for a violation of this section detected through the use of an automated school bus safety camera shall not exceed twice the monetary penalty for a violation of this section as provided under RCW
46.63.110.

 

[2011 c 375 § 3; 1997 c 80 § 1; 1990 c 241 § 8; 1965 ex.s. c 155 § 52.]

Notes:

Rules of court:
Monetary penalty schedule — IRLJ 6.2.Intent — 2011 c 375:
See note following RCW
46.63.180.Bus routes: RCW
28A.160.115.

If a law enforcement officer investigating a violation of RCW
46.61.370
has reasonable cause to believe that a violation has occurred, the officer may request the owner of the motor vehicle to supply information identifying the driver of the vehicle at the time the violation occurred. When requested, the owner of the motor vehicle shall identify the driver to the best of the owner’s ability. The owner of the vehicle is not required to supply identification information to the law enforcement officer if the owner believes the information is self-incriminating.

[1992 c 39 § 1.]

(1) The driver of a school bus who observes a violation of RCW
46.61.370
may prepare a written report on a form provided by the state patrol or another law enforcement agency indicating that a violation has occurred. The driver of the school bus or a school official may deliver the report to a law enforcement officer of the state, county, or municipality in which the violation occurred but not more than seventy-two hours after the violation occurred. The driver shall include in the report the time and location at which the violation occurred, the vehicle license plate number, and a description of the vehicle involved in the violation.

(2) The law enforcement officer shall initiate an investigation of the reported violation within ten working days after receiving the report described in subsection (1) of this section by contacting the owner of the motor vehicle involved in the reported violation and requesting the owner to supply information identifying the driver. Failure to investigate within the ten working day period does not prohibit further investigation or prosecution. If, after an investigation, the law enforcement officer is able to identify the driver and has reasonable cause to believe a violation of RCW
46.61.370
has occurred, the law enforcement officer shall prepare a notice of traffic infraction and have it served upon the driver of the vehicle.

[1992 c 39 § 2.]

(1) Subject to RCW
46.61.400
(1), and except in those instances where a lower maximum lawful speed is provided by this chapter or otherwise, it shall be unlawful for the operator of any vehicle to operate the same at a speed in excess of twenty miles per hour when operating any vehicle upon a highway either inside or outside an incorporated city or town when passing any marked school or playground crosswalk when such marked crosswalk is fully posted with standard school speed limit signs or standard playground speed limit signs. The speed zone at the crosswalk shall extend three hundred feet in either direction from the marked crosswalk.

(2) A county or incorporated city or town may create a school or playground speed zone on a highway bordering a marked school or playground, in which zone it is unlawful for a person to operate a vehicle at a speed in excess of twenty miles per hour. The school or playground speed zone may extend three hundred feet from the border of the school or playground property; however, the speed zone may only include area consistent with active school or playground use.

(3) A person found to have committed any infraction relating to speed restrictions within a school or playground speed zone shall be assessed a monetary penalty equal to twice the penalty assessed under RCW
46.63.110
. This penalty may not be waived, reduced, or suspended.

(4) School districts may erect signs that comply with the uniform state standards adopted and designated by the department of transportation under RCW
47.36.030
, informing motorists of the increased monetary penalties assessed for violations of RCW
46.61.235
,
46.61.245
, or
46.61.261
within a school, playground, or crosswalk speed zone created under subsection (1) or (2) of this section.

(5) The school zone safety account is created in the custody of the state treasurer. Fifty percent of the moneys collected under subsection (3) of this section and the moneys collected under RCW
46.61.235
(5),
46.61.245
(2), or
46.61.261
(2) shall be deposited into the account. Expenditures from the account may be used only by the Washington traffic safety commission solely to fund projects in local communities to improve school zone safety, pupil transportation safety, and student safety in school bus loading and unloading areas. Only the director of the traffic safety commission or the director’s designee may authorize expenditures from the account. The account is subject to allotment procedures under chapter
43.88
RCW, but no appropriation is required for expenditures until July 1, 1999, after which date moneys in the account may be spent only after appropriation.

 

[2010 c 242 § 4; 2003 c 192 § 1; 1997 c 80 § 2; 1996 c 114 § 1; 1975 c 62 § 34; 1963 c 16 § 5; 1961 c 12 §
46.48.023
. Prior: 1951 c 28 § 9; 1949 c 196 § 6, part; 1947 c 200 § 8, part; 1937 c 189 § 64, part; Rem. Supp. 1949 § 6360-64, part; 1927 c 309 § 3, part; 1923 c 181 § 6, part; 1921 c 96 § 27, part; 1917 c 155 § 16, part; 1915 c 142 § 24, part; RRS § 6362-3, part; 1909 c 249 § 279, part; Rem. & Bal. § 2531, part. Formerly RCW
46.48.023.]

Notes:

Effective date — 2010 c 242:
See note following RCW
46.61.275.Effective date — 1996 c 114:
“This act is necessary for the immediate preservation of the public peace, health, or safety, or support of the state government and its existing public institutions, and takes effect immediately [March 20, 1996].” [1996 c 114 § 2.]Severability — 1975 c 62:
See note following RCW
36.75.010.

(1) For the purposes of this section, “motor vehicle” includes:

(a) “Buses,” meaning motor vehicles with motive power, except trailers, designed to carry more than ten passengers;

(b) “Medium-speed electric vehicle” meaning a self-propelled, electrically powered four-wheeled motor vehicle, equipped with a roll cage or crush-proof body design, whose speed attainable in one mile is more than thirty miles per hour but not more than thirty-five miles per hour and otherwise meets or exceeds the federal regulations set forth in 49 C.F.R. Sec. 571.500;

(c) “Motorcycle,” meaning a three-wheeled motor vehicle that is designed (i) so that the driver rides on a seat in a partially or completely enclosed seating area that is equipped with safety belts and (ii) to be steered with a steering wheel;

(d) “Multipurpose passenger vehicles,” meaning motor vehicles with motive power, except trailers, designed to carry ten persons or less that are constructed either on a truck chassis or with special features for occasional off-road operation;

(e) “Neighborhood electric vehicle,” meaning a self-propelled, electrically powered four-wheeled motor vehicle whose speed attainable in one mile is more than twenty miles per hour and not more than twenty-five miles per hour and conforms to federal regulations under 49 C.F.R. Sec. 571.500;

(f) “Passenger cars,” meaning motor vehicles with motive power, except multipurpose passenger vehicles, motorcycles, or trailers, designed for carrying ten passengers or less; and

(g) “Trucks,” meaning motor vehicles with motive power, except trailers, designed primarily for the transportation of property.

(2)(a) This section only applies to:

(i) Motor vehicles that meet the manual seat belt safety standards as set forth in 49 C.F.R. Sec. 571.208;

(ii) Motorcycles, when equipped with safety belts that meet the standards set forth in 49 C.F.R. Part 571; and

(iii) Neighborhood electric vehicles and medium-speed electric vehicles that meet the seat belt standards as set forth in 49 C.F.R. Sec. 571.500.

(b) This section does not apply to a vehicle occupant for whom no safety belt is available when all designated seating positions as required under 49 C.F.R. Part 571 are occupied.

(3) Every person sixteen years of age or older operating or riding in a motor vehicle shall wear the safety belt assembly in a properly adjusted and securely fastened manner.

(4) No person may operate a motor vehicle unless all child passengers under the age of sixteen years are either: (a) Wearing a safety belt assembly or (b) are securely fastened into an approved child restraint device.

(5) A person violating this section shall be issued a notice of traffic infraction under chapter
46.63
RCW. A finding that a person has committed a traffic infraction under this section shall be contained in the driver’s abstract but shall not be available to insurance companies or employers.

(6) Failure to comply with the requirements of this section does not constitute negligence, nor may failure to wear a safety belt assembly be admissible as evidence of negligence in any civil action.

(7) This section does not apply to an operator or passenger who possesses written verification from a licensed physician that the operator or passenger is unable to wear a safety belt for physical or medical reasons.

(8) The state patrol may adopt rules exempting operators or occupants of farm vehicles, construction equipment, and vehicles that are required to make frequent stops from the requirement of wearing safety belts.

 

[2009 c 275 § 8; 2007 c 510 § 5; 2003 c 353 § 4; 2002 c 328 § 2; (2002 c 328 § 1 expired July 1, 2002); 2000 c 190 § 3; 1990 c 250 § 58; 1986 c 152 § 1.]

Notes:

Reviser’s note:The definitions in this section have been alphabetized pursuant to RCW
1.08.015
(2)(k).Effective date — 2007 c 510:
See note following RCW
46.04.320
.Effective date — 2003 c 353:
See note following RCW
46.04.320
.Expiration date — 2002 c 328 § 1:
“Section 1 of this act expires July 1, 2002.” [2002 c 328 § 3.]Effective date — 2002 c 328 § 2:
“Section 2 of this act takes effect July 1, 2002.” [2002 c 328 § 4.]Intent — Short title — Effective date — 2000 c 190:
See notes following RCW
46.61.687
.Severability — 1990 c 250:
See note following RCW
46.18.215
.

Study of effectiveness — 1986 c 152:
“The traffic safety commission shall undertake a study of the effectiveness of section 1 of this act and shall report its finding to the legislative transportation committee by January 1, 1989.” [1986 c 152 § 3.]

Physicians — Immunity from liability regarding safety belts: RCW
4.24.235
.

Seat belts and shoulder harnesses, required equipment: RCW
46.37.510
.

RCW Sections

46.44.010 Outside width limit.
46.44.013 Appurtenances on recreational vehicles.
46.44.020 Maximum height — Impaired clearance signs.
46.44.030 Maximum lengths.
46.44.034 Maximum lengths — Front and rear protrusions.
46.44.036 Combination of units — Limitation.
46.44.037 Combination of units — Lawful operations.
46.44.041 Maximum gross weights — Wheelbase and axle factors.
46.44.042 Maximum gross weights — Axle and tire factors.
46.44.043 Cement trucks — Axle loading controls.
46.44.047 Excess weight — Logging trucks — Special permits — County or city permits — Fees — Discretion of arresting officer.
46.44.049 Effect of weight on highways — Study authorized.
46.44.050 Minimum length of wheelbase.
46.44.060 Outside load limits for passenger vehicles.
46.44.070 Drawbar requirements — Trailer whipping or weaving — Towing flag.
46.44.080 Local regulations — State highway regulations.
46.44.090 Special permits for oversize or overweight movements.
46.44.091 Special permits — Gross weight limit.
46.44.0915 Heavy haul industrial corridors–Overweight sealed containers and vehicles.
46.44.092 Special permits — Overall width limits, exceptions — Application for permit.
46.44.093 Special permits — Discretion of issuer — Conditions.
46.44.0941 Special permits — Fees.
46.44.095 Temporary additional tonnage permits — Fees.
46.44.096 Special permits — Determining fee — To whom paid.
46.44.098 Increase in federal limits on sizes and weights — Increases by commission.
46.44.101 Interstate travel by specialized equipment.
46.44.105 Enforcement procedures — Penalties — Rules.
46.44.110 Liability for damage to highways, bridges, etc.
46.44.120 Liability of owner, others, for violations.
46.44.130 Farm implements — Gross weight and size limitation exception — Penalty.
46.44.140 Farm implements — Special permits — Penalty.
46.44.150 Highway improvement vehicles — Gross weight limit excesses authorized — Limitations.
46.44.170 Mobile home or park model trailer movement special permit and decal — Responsibility for taxes — License plates — Rules.
46.44.173 Notice to treasurer and assessor of county where mobile home or park trailer to be located.
46.44.175 Penalties — Hearing.
46.44.180 Operation of mobile home pilot vehicle without insurance unlawful — Amounts — Exception — Penalty.
46.44.190 Firefighting apparatus.
46.44.200 Vehicles or combination of vehicles with weight rating over forty thousand pounds and transporting cattle — Mandatory stops at state patrol-operated ports of entry — Exception — Penalty — Application.

Notes:

Rules of court:
Bail in criminal traffic offense cases — Mandatory appearance — CrRLJ 3.2.Traffic infractions — Monetary penalty schedule — IRLJ 6.2.

(1) No person shall drive a vehicle on a highway 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, vehicle or other conveyance on or entering the highway in compliance with legal requirements and 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 limits specified in this section or established as hereinafter authorized shall be maximum lawful speeds, and no person shall drive a vehicle on a highway at a speed in excess of such maximum limits.

(a) Twenty-five miles per hour on city and town streets;

(b) Fifty miles per hour on county roads;

(c) Sixty miles per hour on state highways.

The maximum speed limits set forth in this section may be altered as authorized in RCW 46.61.405, 46.61.410, and 46.61.415.

(3) The driver of every vehicle shall, consistent with the requirements of subsection (1) of this section, drive at an appropriate reduced speed when approaching and crossing an intersection or railway grade crossing, when approaching and going around a curve, when approaching a hill crest, when traveling upon any narrow or winding roadway, and when special hazard exists with respect to pedestrians or other traffic or by reason of weather or highway conditions.

[1965 ex.s. c 155 § 54; 1963 c 16 § 1. Formerly RCW 46.48.011.]

Notes:
Rules of court: Monetary penalty schedule — IRLJ 6.2.

Saving of existing orders, etc., establishing speed limits — 1963 c 16: “This act shall not repeal or invalidate existing orders and resolutions of the state highway commission or existing resolutions and ordinances of local authorities establishing speed limits within their respective jurisdictions.” [1963 c 16 § 7. Formerly RCW 46.48.016.]

Sections

 

46.16.004 Definitions.

[2010 c 161 § 401; 2007 c 419 § 3.]

Recodified as RCW
46.16A.010
pursuant to 2010 c 161 § 1215, effective July 1, 2011.

46.16.005 Rules and regulations.

[1961 c 12 § 46.16.005. Prior: 1959 c 66 § 3; 1957 c 145 § 6. Formerly RCW 46.16.360.]

Repealed by 1967 c 32 § 119.

46.16.006 “Registration year” defined — Registration months — “Last day of the month” defined.

[2010 c 161 § 402; 2009 c 159 § 1; 1992 c 222 § 1; 1983 c 27 § 1; 1981 c 214 § 1; 1975 1st ex.s. c 118 § 1.]

Recodified as RCW
46.16A.020
pursuant to 2010 c 161 § 1215, effective July 1, 2011.

46.16.010 Licenses and plates required — Penalties — Exceptions — Expired registration, impoundment.

[2010 c 270 § 1; 2010 c 217 § 5; 2010 c 161 § 403; 2007 c 242 § 2; 2006 c 212 § 1. Prior: 2005 c 350 § 1; 2005 c 323 § 2; 2005 c 213 § 6; prior: 2003 c 353 § 8; 2003 c 53 § 238; 2000 c 229 § 1; 1999 c 277 § 4; prior: 1997 c 328 § 2; 1997 c 241 § 13; 1996 c 184 § 1; 1993 c 238 § 1; 1991 c 163 § 1; 1989 c 192 § 2; 1986 c 186 § 1; 1977 ex.s. c 148 § 1; 1973 1st ex.s. c 17 § 2; 1972 ex.s. c 5 § 2; 1969 c 27 § 3; 1967 c 202 § 2; 1963 ex.s. c 3 § 51; 1961 ex.s. c 21 § 32; 1961 c 12 § 46.16.010; prior: 1955 c 265 § 1; 1947 c 33 § 1; 1937 c 188 § 15; Rem. Supp. 1947 § 6312-15; 1929 c 99 § 5; RRS § 6324.]

Recodified as RCW
46.16A.030
pursuant to 2010 c 161 § 1215, effective July 1, 2011.

46.16.0101 Rental cars.

[1992 c 194 § 6.]

Repealed by 1994 c 227 § 1.

46.16.0105 Exemption — Vehicles in national recreation areas.

[2005 c 79 § 1.]

Repealed by 2010 c 161 § 438, effective July 1, 2011. Later enactment, see RCW
46.16A.080
(6).

46.16.011 Allowing unauthorized person to drive — Penalty.

[1987 c 388 § 10.]

Recodified as RCW
46.16A.520
pursuant to 2010 c 161 § 1218, effective July 1, 2011.

46.16.012 Immunity from liability for licensing nonroadworthy vehicle.

[1986 c 186 § 5.]

Recodified as RCW
46.16A.510
pursuant to 2010 c 161 § 1218, effective July 1, 2011.

46.16.015 Emission control inspections required — Exceptions — Educational information.

[2010 c 161 § 406; 2002 c 24 § 1; 1998 c 342 § 6; 1991 c 199 § 209; 1990 c 42 § 318; 1989 c 240 § 1; 1985 c 7 § 111. Prior: 1983 c 238 § 1; 1983 c 237 § 3; 1980 c 176 § 1; 1979 ex.s. c 163 § 11.]

Recodified as RCW
46.16A.060
pursuant to 2010 c 161 § 1215, effective July 1, 2011.

46.16.016 Emission control inspections — Rules for licensing requirements.

[1979 ex.s. c 163 § 15.]

Repealed by 2010 c 161 § 438, effective July 1, 2011. Later enactment, see RCW
46.16A.060
(4)(b).

46.16.017 Emission standards — Compliance required to register, lease, rent, or sell vehicles — Exemptions.

[2005 c 295 § 7.]

Repealed by 2010 c 161 § 438, effective July 1, 2011. Later enactment, see RCW
46.16A.060
(5) and (6).

46.16.020 Exemptions — State and publicly owned vehicles — Registration.

[2010 c 161 § 407; 1986 c 30 § 1; 1975 1st ex.s. c 169 § 5; 1973 1st ex.s. c 132 § 22; 1967 c 32 § 14; 1965 ex.s. c 106 § 1; 1961 c 12 § 46.16.020. Prior: 1939 c 182 § 4; 1937 c 188 § 21; RRS § 6312-21; 1925 ex.s. c 47 § 1; 1921 c 96 § 17; 1919 c 46 § 2; 1917 c 155 § 12; 1915 c 142 § 17; RRS § 6329.]

Recodified as RCW
46.16A.170
pursuant to 2010 c 161 § 1215, effective July 1, 2011.

46.16.022 Exemptions — Vehicles owned by Indian tribes — Conditions.

[2010 c 161 § 408; 1986 c 30 § 2.]

Recodified as RCW
46.16A.175
pursuant to 2010 c 161 § 1215, effective July 1, 2011.

46.16.023 Ride-sharing vehicles — Special plates — Gross misdemeanor.

[2004 c 223 § 2; 1993 c 488 § 5; 1987 c 175 § 2.]

Repealed by 2010 c 161 § 438, effective July 1, 2011. Later enactment, see RCW
46.18.285.

46.16.025 Identification device for exempt farm vehicles — Application for — Contents — Fee.

[2010 c 161 § 409; 2010 c 8 § 9010; 1979 c 158 § 139; 1967 c 202 § 3.]

Recodified as RCW
46.16A.420
pursuant to 2010 c 161 § 1217, effective July 1, 2011.

46.16.028 “Resident” defined — Vehicle registration required.

[2010 c 161 § 410; 1997 c 59 § 7; 1987 c 142 § 1; 1986 c 186 § 2; 1985 c 353 § 1.]

Recodified as RCW
46.16A.140
pursuant to 2010 c 161 § 1215, effective July 1, 2011.

46.16.029 Purchasing vehicle with foreign plates.

[2010 c 161 § 411; 1987 c 142 § 2.]

Recodified as RCW
46.16A.150
pursuant to 2010 c 161 § 1215, effective July 1, 2011.

46.16.030 Nonresident exemption — Reciprocity.

[2010 c 161 § 412; 1991 c 163 § 2; 1990 c 42 § 110; 1967 c 32 § 15; 1961 c 12 § 46.16.030. Prior: 1937 c 188 § 23; RRS § 6312-23; 1931 c 120 § 1; 1929 c 99 § 4; 1921 c 96 § 11; 1919 c 59 § 6; 1917 c 155 § 7; 1915 c 142 § 11; RRS § 6322.]

Recodified as RCW
46.16A.160
pursuant to 2010 c 161 § 1215, effective July 1, 2011.

46.16.035 Exemptions — Private school buses.

[1990 c 33 § 584; 1980 c 88 § 1.]

Repealed by 2010 c 161 § 438, effective July 1, 2011. Later enactment, see RCW
46.16A.170
(1)(d).

46.16.040 Form of application — Contents.

[2010 c 161 § 413; 1987 c 244 § 2; 1975 c 25 § 15; 1969 ex.s. c 170 § 2. Prior: 1967 ex.s. c 83 § 59; 1967 c 32 § 16; 1961 c 12 § 46.16.040; prior: 1947 c 164 § 8; 1937 c 188 § 29; Rem. Supp. 1947 § 6312-29; 1921 c 96 § 5; 1919 c 178 § 1; 1919 c 59 § 4; 1915 c 142 § 5; RRS § 6316.]

Recodified as RCW
46.16A.040
pursuant to 2010 c 161 § 1215, effective July 1, 2011.

46.16.045 Temporary permits — Authority — Fees — Secure system.

[2010 c 161 § 415; 2008 c 51 § 1; 2007 c 155 § 1; 1990 c 198 § 1; 1973 1st ex.s. c 132 § 23; 1961 c 12 § 46.16.045. Prior: 1959 c 66 § 1.]

Recodified as RCW
46.16A.300
pursuant to 2010 c 161 § 1216, effective July 1, 2011.

46.16.047 Temporary permits — Form and contents — Duration — Fees.

[2010 c 161 § 416; 2010 c 8 § 9011; 1961 c 12 § 46.16.047. Prior: 1959 c 66 § 2.]

Recodified as RCW
46.16A.305
pursuant to 2010 c 161 § 1216, effective July 1, 2011.

46.16.048 Temporary letter of authority for movement of unlicensed vehicle for special community event.

[2010 c 161 § 417; 1977 c 25 § 2.]

Recodified as RCW
46.16A.350
pursuant to 2010 c 161 § 1216, effective July 1, 2011.

46.16.060 License fee, general — Distribution of proceeds — House-moving dollies.

[1992 c 216 § 4; 1987 1st ex.s. c 9 § 3; 1985 c 380 § 13; 1981 c 342 § 8; 1975 1st ex.s. c 118 § 3; 1969 ex.s. c 170 § 3; 1969 c 99 § 5; 1965 c 25 § 1; 1961 ex.s. c 7 § 9; 1961 c 12 § 46.16.060. Prior: 1957 c 105 § 1; 1955 c 384 § 11; 1951 c 150 § 17; 1949 c 220 § 8; 1937 c 188 § 16; 1931 c 140 § 1; part; 1921 c 96 § 15, part; 1919 c 46 § 1, part; 1917 c 155 § 10, part; 1915 c 142 § 15, part; Rem. Supp. 1949 § 6312-16; RRS § 6326, part.]

Repealed by 2000 1st sp.s. c 1 § 2.

46.16.061 Additional fees to help defray costs of studies.

[1985 c 380 § 14; 1984 c 7 § 49; 1963 ex.s. c 3 § 40.]

Repealed by 2000 1st sp.s. c 1 § 2.

46.16.062 License fee.

[2000 c 1 § 1 (Initiative Measure No. 695, approved November 2, 1999).]

Decodified November 1, 2000.


Notes:

Reviser’s note:

Decodified November 1, 2000, under the Washington Supreme Court decision in Amalgamated Transit Union Local 587 et al v. The State of Washington, 142 Wash.2d 183 (2000), which declared Initiative Measure No. 695 (2000 c 1) unconstitutional in its entirety.

46.16.0621 License fee.

[2003 c 1 § 2 (Initiative Measure No. 776, approved November 5, 2002); 2002 c 352 § 7; 2000 1st sp.s. c 1 § 1.]

Repealed by 2010 c 161 § 438, effective July 1, 2011.

46.16.063 Additional fee for recreational vehicles.

[1996 c 237 § 1; 1980 c 60 § 2.]

Repealed by 2010 c 161 § 438, effective July 1, 2011. Later enactment, see RCW
46.17.375
and
47.01.460
.

46.16.065 Small trailer license fee — Conditions.

[2001 c 64 § 4; 1975 1st ex.s. c 118 § 4; 1961 ex.s. c 7 § 10; 1961 c 12 § 46.16.065. Prior: 1951 c 269 § 7.]

Repealed by 2002 c 352 § 28, effective July 1, 2002.

46.16.067 House trailer license fee.

[1961 c 12 § 46.16.067. Prior: 1957 c 269 § 16.]

Repealed by 1961 ex.s. c 7 § 24.

46.16.068 Trailing units — Permanent plates.

[2010 c 161 § 418; 1998 c 321 § 32 (Referendum Bill No. 49, approved November 3, 1998); 1993 c 123 § 4.]

Recodified as RCW
46.16A.450
pursuant to 2010 c 161 § 1217, effective July 1, 2011.

46.16.070 License fee on trucks, buses, and for hire vehicles based on gross weight.

[2010 c 161 § 419; 2005 c 314 § 204. Prior: 2003 c 361 § 201; 2003 c 1 § 3 (Initiative Measure No. 776, approved November 5, 2002); 1994 c 262 § 8; 1993 sp.s. c 23 § 60; prior: 1993 c 123 § 5; 1993 c 102 § 1; 1990 c 42 § 105; 1989 c 156 § 1; prior: 1987 1st ex.s. c 9 § 4; 1987 c 244 § 3; 1986 c 18 § 4; 1985 c 380 § 15; 1975-'76 2nd ex.s. c 64 § 1; 1969 ex.s. c 281 § 54; 1967 ex.s. c 118 § 1; 1967 ex.s. c 83 § 56; 1961 ex.s. c 7 § 11; 1961 c 12 § 46.16.070; prior: 1957 c 273 § 1; 1955 c 363 § 2; prior: 1951 c 269 § 9; 1950 ex.s. c 15 § 1, part; 1939 c 182 § 3, part; 1937 c 188 § 17, part; 1931 c 140 § 1, part; 1921 c 96 § 15, part; 1919 c 46 § 1, part; 1917 c 155 § 10, part; 1915 c 142 § 15, part; Rem. Supp. 1949 § 6312-17, part; RRS § 6326, part.]

Recodified as RCW
46.16A.455
pursuant to 2010 c 161 § 1217, effective July 1, 2011.

46.16.071 Additional fees.

[1996 c 315 § 4.]

Repealed by 2010 c 161 § 438, effective July 1, 2011. Later enactment, see RCW
46.17.005
(1).

46.16.072 Gross weight fees on trailers.

[1961 ex.s. c 21 § 33; 1961 ex.s. c 7 § 12; 1961 c 12 § 46.16.072. Prior: 1957 c 273 § 2; 1955 c 363 § 3; prior: 1951 c 269 § 10; 1950 ex.s. c 15 § 1, part; 1949 c 220 § 10, part; 1947 c 200 § 15, part; 1941 c 224 § 1, part; 1939 c 182 § 3, part; 1937 c 188 § 17, part; Rem. Supp. 1949 § 6312-17, part; 1931 c 140 § 1, part; 1921 c 96 § 15, part; 1919 c 46 § 1, part; 1917 c 155 § 10, part; 1915 c 142 § 15, part; RRS § 6326, part.]

Repealed by 1967 ex.s. c 83 § 61.

46.16.073 Federal heavy vehicle use tax.

[1985 c 79 § 1.]

Recodified as RCW
46.16A.100
pursuant to 2010 c 161 § 1215, effective July 1, 2011.

46.16.074 Increased fees on trucks propelled other than by gasoline.

[1961 c 12 § 46.16.074. Prior: 1955 c 363 § 4; prior: 1951 c 269 § 11; 1950 ex.s. c 15 § 1, part; 1949 c 220 § 10, part; 1947 c 200 § 15, part; 1941 c 224 § 1, part; 1939 c 182 § 3, part; 1937 c 188 § 17, part; Rem. Supp. 1949 § 6312-17, part; 1931 c 140 § 1, part; 1921 c 96 § 15, part; 1919 c 46 § 1, part; 1917 c 155 § 10, part; 1915 c 142 § 15, part; RRS § 6326, part.]

Repealed by 1961 ex.s. c 7 § 24. Later enactment, see RCW
46.16.075.

46.16.075 Gross weight fees on trucks propelled by diesel oil, steam, electricity or natural gas.

[1965 c 137 § 3; 1961 ex.s. c 7 § 13. Prior: 1961 c 12 § 46.16.074; 1955 c 363 § 4; 1951 c 269 § 11; prior: 1950 ex.s. c 15 § 1, part; 1949 c 220 § 10, part; 1947 c 200 § 15, part; 1941 c 224 § 1, part; 1939 c 182 § 3, part; 1937 c 188 § 17, part; Rem. Supp. 1949 § 6312-17, part; 1931 c 140 § 1, part; 1921 c 96 § 15, part; 1919 c 46 § 1, part; 1917 c 155 § 10, part; 1915 c 142 § 15, part; RRS § 6326, part.]

Repealed by 1967 ex.s. c 83 § 61. Later enactment, see RCW
46.16.070.

46.16.076 Voluntary, opt-out donation — State parks renewal and stewardship account.

[2010 c 161 § 420; 2009 c 512 § 1; 2007 c 340 § 1.]

Recodified as RCW
46.16A.090
pursuant to 2010 c 161 § 1215, effective July 1, 2011.

46.16.079 Fixed load motor vehicle equipped for lifting or towing — Capacity fee in addition to and in lieu.

[1986 c 18 § 5; 1975 c 25 § 16; 1963 c 18 § 1.]

Repealed by 2010 c 161 § 438, effective July 1, 2011. Later enactment, see RCW
46.17.335
(2).

46.16.080 Fixed load machines — Capacity fee in addition to and in lieu — Exception.

[1986 c 18 § 6; 1975 c 25 § 17; 1961 c 12 § 46.16.080. Prior: 1957 c 269 § 17; 1955 c 363 § 5; prior: 1955 c 139 § 22; 1950 ex.s. c 15 § 1, part; 1949 c 220 § 10, part; 1947 c 200 § 15, part; 1941 c 224 § 1, part; 1939 c 182 § 3, part; 1937 c 188 § 17, part; Rem. Supp. 1949 § 6312-17, part; 1931 c 140 § 1, part; 1921 c 96 § 15, part; 1919 c 46 § 1, part; 1917 c 155 § 10, part; 1915 c 142 § 15, part; RRS § 6326, part.]

Repealed by 1994 c 262 § 28, effective July 1, 1994.

46.16.082 Increased fees for converter gears.

[1961 c 12 § 46.16.082. Prior: 1959 c 319 § 21; 1955 c 384 § 7.]

Repealed by 1969 ex.s. c 170 § 17.

46.16.083 Converter gear — Optional methods of licensing.

[1986 c 18 § 7; 1969 ex.s. c 170 § 4; 1961 c 12 § 46.16.083. Prior: 1959 c 319 § 22; 1955 c 384 § 9.]

Repealed by 1991 c 163 § 6.

46.16.085 Commercial trailers, pole trailers — Fee in lieu.

[1991 c 163 § 3; 1989 c 156 § 2; 1987 c 244 § 4; 1986 c 18 § 8; 1985 c 380 § 16.]

Repealed by 2010 c 161 § 438, effective July 1, 2011.

46.16.086 Single-axle trailers — Fee in lieu.

[2010 c 161 § 421; 2006 c 337 § 2; 2005 c 314 § 203.]

Recodified as RCW
46.16A.440
pursuant to 2010 c 161 § 1217, effective July 1, 2011.

46.16.088 Transfer of license plates — Penalty.

[1986 c 18 § 9; 1985 c 380 § 17.]

Repealed by 2010 c 161 § 438, effective July 1, 2011. Later enactment, see RCW
46.16A.200
(7)(e).

46.16.090 Gross weight fees on farm vehicles — Penalty.

[2010 c 161 § 423; 1989 c 156 § 3; 1986 c 18 § 10. Prior: 1985 c 457 § 16; 1985 c 380 § 18; 1979 ex.s. c 136 § 45; 1977 c 25 § 1; 1969 ex.s. c 169 § 1; 1961 c 12 § 46.16.090; prior: 1957 c 273 § 13; 1955 c 363 § 6; prior: 1953 c 227 § 1; 1951 c 269 § 12; 1950 ex.s. c 15 § 1, part; 1949 c 220 § 10, part; 1947 c 200 § 15, part; 1941 c 224 § 1, part; 1939 c 182 § 3, part; 1937 c 188 § 17, part; Rem. Supp. 1949 § 6312-17, part; 1931 c 140 § 1, part; 1921 c 96 § 15, part; 1919 c 46 § 1, part; 1917 c 155 § 10, part; 1915 c 142 § 15, part; RRS § 6326, part.]

Recodified as RCW
46.16A.425
pursuant to 2010 c 161 § 1217, effective July 1, 2011.

46.16.100 Special permits for single movement — Fee.

[1975 c 25 § 18; 1971 ex.s. c 231 § 10; 1969 ex.s. c 170 § 5; 1961 c 12 § 46.16.100. Prior: 1955 c 363 § 7; prior: 1955 c 139 § 23; 1950 ex.s. c 15 § 1, part; 1949 c 220 § 10, part; 1947 c 200 § 15, part; 1941 c 224 § 1, part; 1939 c 182 § 3, part; 1937 c 188 § 17, part; Rem. Supp. 1947 § 6312-17, part; 1931 c 140 § 1, part; 1921 c 96 § 15, part; 1919 c 146 § 1, part; 1917 c 155 § 10, part; 1915 c 142 § 15, part; RRS § 6326, part.]

Repealed by 1975-’76 2nd ex.s. c 64 § 24.

46.16.104 Mobile home movement permit, vehicle license plates — Required — Copies to county assessors.

[1973 c 103 § 6; 1971 ex.s. c 231 § 20.]

Repealed by 1977 ex.s. c 22 § 9. Later enactment, see RCW
46.44.170
.

46.16.105 Mobile home movement permit, vehicle license plates — Special one-transit permit — Conditions — Fee, disposition.

[1971 ex.s. c 231 § 21.]

Repealed by 1977 ex.s. c 22 § 9. Later enactment, see RCW
46.44.170.

46.16.106 Mobile home movement without permit or vehicle license plate as misdemeanor — Exception.

[1973 c 103 § 7; 1971 ex.s. c 231 § 22.]

Repealed by 1977 ex.s. c 22 § 9. Later enactment, see RCW
46.44.175.

46.16.110 Gross weight, how computed.

[1961 c 12 § 46.16.110. Prior: 1955 c 363 § 8; prior: 1955 c 139 § 24; 1950 ex.s. c 15 § 1, part; 1949 c 220 § 10, part; 1947 c 200 § 15, part; 1941 c 224 § 1, part; 1939 c 182 § 3, part; 1937 c 188 § 17, part; Rem. Supp. 1949 § 6312-17, part; 1931 c 140 § 1, part; 1921 c 96 § 15, part; 1919 c 46 § 1, part; 1917 c 155 § 10, part; 1915 c 142 § 15, part; RRS § 6326, part.]

Repealed by 1967 ex.s. c 83 § 61. Later enactment, see RCW
46.16.111.

46.16.111 Gross weight, how computed.

[1987 c 244 § 5; 1986 c 18 § 11; 1971 ex.s. c 231 § 1; 1969 ex.s. c 170 § 6; 1967 ex.s. c 83 § 57.]

Repealed by 2010 c 161 § 438, effective July 1, 2011. Later enactment, see RCW
46.16A.455(1) and (2).

46.16.115 Payment of tonnage fees separately on trailers or semitrailers — Optional.

[1975-'76 2nd ex.s. c 64 § 2; 1973 1st ex.s. c 150 § 4; 1969 ex.s. c 170 § 15.]

Repealed by 1985 c 380 § 24; and repealed by 1986 c 18 § 26, effective January 1, 1987.

46.16.120 Seating capacity fees on stages, for hire vehicles.

[1961 ex.s. c 7 § 14; 1961 c 12 § 46.16.120. Prior: 1951 c 269 § 13; 1949 c 200 § 9; 1937 c 188 § 18; Rem. Supp. 1949 § 6312-18.]

Repealed by 1967 ex.s. c 83 § 61. Later enactment, see RCW
46.16.121.

46.16.121 Seating capacity fees on stages, for hire vehicles.

[1967 ex.s. c 83 § 58.]

Repealed by 2010 c 161 § 438, effective July 1, 2011. Later enactment, see RCW
46.17.340.

46.16.125 Mileage fees on stages — Penalty.

[2010 c 161 § 424; 1997 c 215 § 2; 1967 ex.s. c 83 § 60; 1961 c 12 § 46.16.125. Prior: 1951 c 269 § 14.]

Recodified as RCW
81.24.100
pursuant to 2010 c 161 § 1236, effective July 1, 2011.

46.16.130 Reduction of fees for fractional year.

[1975-'76 2nd ex.s. c 54 § 1; 1975 1st ex.s. c 118 § 5; 1961 c 12 § 46.16.130. Prior: 1951 c 269 § 15; 1949 c 220 § 11; 1945 c 171 § 1; 1943 c 194 § 1; Rem. Supp. 1949 § 6312-18a.]

Repealed by 1986 c 18 § 26, effective January 1, 1987.

46.16.135 Monthly license fee — Penalty.

[1986 c 18 § 12; 1985 c 380 § 19; 1979 ex.s. c 136 § 46; 1979 c 134 § 1; 1975-'76 2nd ex.s. c 64 § 3; 1975 1st ex.s. c 118 § 6; 1969 ex.s. c 170 § 7; 1961 c 12 § 46.16.135. Prior: 1951 c 269 § 16.]

Repealed by 2010 c 161 § 438, effective July 1, 2011. Later enactment, see RCW
46.16A.455
(5) and (6) and
46.17.360.

46.16.137 Monthly license for transportation of logs, dump trucks — Penalty.

[1975-'76 2nd ex.s. c 64 § 4; 1975 1st ex.s. c 118 § 7; 1974 ex.s. c 172 § 1; 1967 c 32 § 17; 1961 c 12 § 46.16.137. Prior: 1959 c 319 § 23; 1957 c 273 § 4.]

Repealed by 1979 c 134 § 4.

46.16.138 Monthly license for transportation of logs — Penalty for operating vehicle for other purpose.

[1961 c 12 § 46.16.138. Prior: 1959 c 319 § 24.]

Repealed by 1979 c 134 § 4.

46.16.140 Overloading licensed capacity — Additional license — Penalties — Exceptions.

[1986 c 18 § 13; 1979 ex.s. c 136 § 47; 1961 c 12 § 46.16.140. Prior: 1955 c 384 § 16; 1951 c 269 § 18; 1937 c 188 § 25, part; RRS § 6312-25, part.]

Recodified as RCW
46.16A.540
pursuant to 2010 c 161 § 1218, effective July 1, 2011.

46.16.145 Overloading licensed capacity — Penalties.

[1979 ex.s. c 136 § 48; 1975-'76 2nd ex.s. c 64 § 5; 1961 c 12 § 46.16.145. Prior: 1951 c 269 § 19; 1937 c 188 § 25, part; RRS § 6312-25, part.]

Recodified as RCW
46.16A.545
pursuant to 2010 c 161 § 1218, effective July 1, 2011.

46.16.150 School buses exempt from load and seat capacity fees.

[1961 c 12 § 46.16.150. Prior: 1937 c 188 § 22; RRS § 6312-22.]

Repealed by 2010 c 161 § 438, effective July 1, 2011. Later enactment, see RCW
46.16A.455
(7)(b).

46.16.160 Vehicle trip permits — Restrictions and requirements — Fees and taxes — Penalty — Rules.

[2010 c 161 § 425; 2007 c 419 § 6. Prior: 2002 c 352 § 8; 2002 c 168 § 5; 1999 c 270 § 1; 1996 c 184 § 2; 1993 c 102 § 2; 1987 c 244 § 6; 1981 c 318 § 1; 1977 ex.s. c 22 § 5; 1975-'76 2nd ex.s. c 64 § 6; 1969 ex.s. c 170 § 8; 1961 c 306 § 1; 1961 c 12 § 46.16.160; prior: 1957 c 273 § 3; 1955 c 384 § 17; 1949 c 174 § 1; 1947 c 176 § 1; 1937 c 188 § 24; Rem. Supp. 1949 § 6312-24.]

Recodified as RCW
46.16A.320
pursuant to 2010 c 161 § 1216, effective July 1, 2011.

46.16.162 Farm vehicle trip permits.

[2010 c 161 § 426; 2009 c 452 § 1; 2006 c 337 § 3; 2005 c 314 § 206.]

Recodified as RCW
46.16A.330
pursuant to 2010 c 161 § 1216, effective July 1, 2011.

46.16.170 Marking gross weight on vehicle.

[1988 c 56 § 2; 1986 c 18 § 14; 1961 c 12 § 46.16.170. Prior: 1937 c 188 § 19; RRS § 6312-19.]

Repealed by 2001 c 66 § 1.

46.16.180 Unlawful to carry passengers for hire without license.

[1961 c 12 § 46.16.180. Prior: 1937 c 188 § 20; RRS § 6312-20.]

Recodified as RCW
46.16A.530
pursuant to 2010 c 161 § 1218, effective July 1, 2011.

46.16.190 County auditor’s fee for licensing.

[1949 c 234 § 3; 1947 c 164 § 9; 1937 c 188 § 32; Rem. Supp. 1949 § 6312-32.]

Repealed by 1955 c 89 § 5; and repealed by 1961 c 12 §
46.98.050.

46.16.200 Applications to agents — Transmittal to director.

[1961 c 12 § 46.16.200. Prior: 1955 c 259 § 1; 1955 c 89 § 4; 1947 c 164 § 10; 1937 c 188 § 33; Rem. Supp. 1947 § 6312-33; 1921 c 96 § 6, part; 1917 c 155 § 4, part; 1915 c 142 § 6, part; RRS § 6317, part.]

Repealed by 2010 c 161 § 438, effective July 1, 2011.

46.16.210 Original applications — Renewals — Fees — Preissuance, when.

[2010 c 161 § 428; 2010 c 8 § 9012; 2001 c 206 § 1; 1997 c 241 § 8; 1994 c 262 § 9; 1977 c 8 § 1. Prior: 1975 1st ex.s. c 169 § 6; 1975 1st ex.s. c 118 § 8; 1969 ex.s. c 75 § 1; 1961 c 12 § 46.16.210; prior: 1957 c 273 § 5; 1955 c 89 § 2; 1953 c 252 § 3; 1947 c 164 § 11; 1937 c 188 § 34; Rem. Supp. 1947 § 6312-34.]

Recodified as RCW
46.16A.110
pursuant to 2010 c 161 § 1215, effective July 1, 2011.

46.16.212 Notice of liability insurance requirement.

[2010 c 161 § 429; 1989 c 353 § 10.]

Recodified as RCW
46.16A.130
pursuant to 2010 c 161 § 1215, effective July 1, 2011.

46.16.215 Renewal, payment of parking fines required — Distribution of fines, penalties, and surcharges — Change of registered owner — Statement of unpaid parking fines to registered owners.

[1982 1st ex.s. c 14 § 1.]

Repealed by 1984 c 224 § 4, effective July 1, 1984.

46.16.216 Payment of parking fines required for renewal.

[2010 c 249 § 10; 2010 c 161 § 430; 2004 c 231 § 4; 1990 2nd ex.s. c 1 § 401; 1984 c 224 § 1.]

Recodified as RCW
46.16A.120
pursuant to 2010 c 161 § 1215, effective July 1, 2011.

46.16.220 Time of renewal of licenses — Duration.

[1997 c 241 § 9; 1991 c 339 § 20; 1975 1st ex.s. c 118 § 9; 1969 ex.s. c 170 § 9; 1961 c 12 § 46.16.220. Prior: 1957 c 261 § 8; 1955 c 89 § 1; 1953 c 252 § 4; 1947 c 164 § 12; 1937 c 188 § 35; Rem. Supp. 1947 § 6312-35; 1921 c 96 § 7, part; RRS § 6318, part; 1921 c 6 § 1, part; 1916 c 142 § 7, part.]

Repealed by 2010 c 161 § 438, effective July 1, 2011. Later enactment, see RCW
46.16A.110
(3).

46.16.225 Adjustment of vehicle registration periods to stagger renewal periods.

[2010 c 161 § 431; 1986 c 18 § 15; 1979 c 158 § 140; 1975 1st ex.s. c 118 § 2.]

Recodified as RCW
46.16A.025
pursuant to 2010 c 161 § 1215, effective July 1, 2011.

46.16.230 License plates furnished.

[1992 c 7 § 41; 1975 c 25 § 19; 1961 c 12 § 46.16.230. Prior: 1957 c 261 § 9; 1949 c 90 § 1; 1939 c 182 § 5; 1937 c 188 § 28; Rem. Supp. 1949 § 6312-28; 1921 c 96 § 12; 1921 c 6 § 2; 1919 c 59 § 7; 1917 c 155 § 8; 1915 c 142 § 12; RRS § 6323.]

Repealed by 2010 c 161 § 438, effective July 1, 2011. Later enactment, see RCW
46.16A.200.

46.16.233 Standard background — Periodic replacement — Retention of current plate number.

[2003 c 361 § 501; 2003 c 196 § 401; 2000 c 37 § 1; 1997 c 291 § 2.]

Repealed by 2010 c 161 § 438, effective July 1, 2011. Later enactment, see RCW
46.16A.200
and
46.17.200
(1)(b).

46.16.235 State name not abbreviated.

[1965 ex.s. c 78 § 2.]

Repealed by 2010 c 161 § 438, effective July 1, 2011. Later enactment, see RCW
46.16A.200.

46.16.237 Reflectorized materials — Fee.

[2005 c 314 § 301; 1987 c 52 § 1; 1967 ex.s. c 145 § 60.]

Repealed by 2010 c 161 § 438, effective July 1, 2011. Later enactment, see RCW
46.16A.200
and
46.17.200
(1)(a).

46.16.240 Attachment of plates to vehicles — Violations enumerated.

[2006 c 326 § 1. Prior: 1987 c 330 § 704; 1987 c 142 § 3; 1969 ex.s. c 170 § 10; 1967 c 32 § 18; 1961 c 12 § 46.16.240; prior: 1947 c 89 § 1; 1937 c 188 § 36; Rem. Supp. 1947 § 6312-36.]

Repealed by 2010 c 161 § 438, effective July 1, 2011. Later enactment, see RCW
46.16A.200.

46.16.245 Display of truck or trailer license or tax receipt — Exception — Penalty.

[1953 c 252 § 5.]

Repealed by 1955 c 139 § 26; and repealed by 1961 c 12 §
46.98.050.

46.16.260 License registration certificate — Signature required — Carried in vehicle — Penalty — Inspection — Exception.

[2010 c 161 § 432; 2010 c 8 § 9014; 1986 c 18 § 16; 1979 ex.s. c 113 § 3; 1969 ex.s. c 170 § 11; 1967 c 32 § 19; 1961 c 12 § 46.16.260. Prior: 1955 c 384 § 18; 1937 c 188 § 8; RRS § 6312-8.]

Recodified as RCW
46.16A.180
pursuant to 2010 c 161 § 1215, effective July 1, 2011.

46.16.265 Replacement certificate.

[2010 c 161 § 433; 1997 c 241 § 6.]

Recodified as RCW
46.16A.190
pursuant to 2010 c 161 § 1215, effective July 1, 2011.

46.16.270 Replacement of plates — Fee.

[2005 c 314 § 302; 1997 c 291 § 3; 1990 c 250 § 32; 1987 c 178 § 2. Prior: 1986 c 280 § 4; 1986 c 30 § 3; 1975 1st ex.s. c 169 § 7; 1965 ex.s. c 78 § 1; 1961 c 12 § 46.16.270; prior: 1951 c 269 § 6; 1947 c 164 § 13; 1937 c 188 § 37; Rem. Supp. 1947 § 6312-37; 1929 c 99 § 6; 1921 c 96 § 14; 1919 c 59 § 8; 1915 c 142 § 14; RRS § 6325.]

Repealed by 2010 c 161 § 438, effective July 1, 2011. Later enactment, see RCW
46.17.200
(1)(a) and
46.17.230.

46.16.275 Replacement plates required, when.

[1984 c 62 § 1; 1983 c 72 § 1.]

Repealed by 1986 c 280 § 5.

46.16.276 Implementing rules.

[1986 c 30 § 4.]

Recodified as RCW
46.16A.220
pursuant to 2010 c 161 § 1215, effective July 1, 2011.

46.16.280 Sale, loss, or destruction of commercial vehicle — Credit for unused fee — Change in license classification.

[1987 c 244 § 7; 1986 c 18 § 17; 1967 c 32 § 20; 1961 c 12 § 46.16.280. Prior: 1947 c 164 § 14; 1937 c 188 § 38; Rem. Supp. 1947 § 6312-38.]

RCW
46.16.280
was repealed by 2010 c 161 § 438 and takes precedence over the recodification direction in 2010 c 161 § 1215 drafted in error.

46.16.290 Disposition of license plates, certificate on vehicle transfer.

[2004 c 223 § 3; 1997 c 291 § 4; 1986 c 18 § 18; 1983 c 27 § 2; 1961 c 12 § 46.16.290. Prior: 1937 c 188 § 39; RRS § 6312-39; 1931 c 138 § 2; 1929 c 99 § 3; 1921 c 96 § 8; 1919 c 59 § 5; 1917 c 155 § 5; 1915 c 142 § 8; RRS § 6319.]

Repealed by 2010 c 161 § 438, effective July 1, 2011. Later enactment, see RCW
46.16A.200.

46.16.295 Returned plates — Reuse.

[2003 c 359 § 1.]

RCW
46.16.295
was repealed by 2010 c 161 § 438 and takes precedence over the recodification direction in 2010 c 161 § 1215 drafted in error. Later enactment, see RCW
46.17.200
(2).

46.16.300 Apportionment of registration of fleets operating interstate.

[1949 c 130 § 1; Rem. Supp. 1949 § 6312-23a.]

Repealed by 1955 c 381 § 11; and repealed by 1961 c 12 §
46.98.050.

46.16.301 Baseball stadium license plates.

[2010 c 161 § 614; 1997 c 291 § 5; 1995 3rd sp.s. c 1 § 102; 1994 c 194 § 2; 1990 c 250 § 1.]

Recodified as RCW
46.18.215
pursuant to 2010 c 161 § 1228, effective July 1, 2011.

46.16.305 Special license plates — Continuance of earlier issues — Conditions for current issues.

[2008 c 72 § 1. Prior: 1997 c 291 § 6; 1997 c 241 § 10; 1990 c 250 § 2.]

Repealed by 2010 c 161 § 438, effective July 1, 2011. Later enactment, see RCW
46.18.205(2),
46.18.220,
46.18.230,
46.18.245,
46.18.255, and
46.18.270.

46.16.307 Collectors’ vehicles — Use restrictions.

[1996 c 225 § 11.]

Repealed by 2010 c 161 § 438, effective July 1, 2011. Later enactment, see RCW
46.18.220(4).

46.16.309 Special license plates — Application.

[1997 c 291 § 7; 1990 c 250 § 3.]

Recodified as RCW
46.18.010
pursuant to 2010 c 161 § 1225, effective July 1, 2011.

46.16.30901 Professional firefighters and paramedics plate.

[2004 c 35 § 1.]

Repealed by 2010 c 161 § 438, effective July 1, 2011. Later enactment, see RCW
46.18.200.

46.16.30902 Washington State Council of Firefighters benevolent fund.

[2004 c 35 § 4.]

Repealed by 2010 c 161 § 438, effective July 1, 2011. Later enactment, see RCW
46.68.420.

46.16.30903 Helping Kids Speak plate.

[2004 c 48 § 1.]

Repealed by 2010 c 161 § 438, effective July 1, 2011. Later enactment, see RCW
46.18.200.

46.16.30904 “Helping Kids Speak” account.

[2004 c 48 § 4.]

Repealed by 2010 c 161 § 438, effective July 1, 2011. Later enactment, see RCW
46.68.420.

46.16.30905 Law enforcement memorial plate.

[2004 c 221 § 1.]

Repealed by 2010 c 161 § 438, effective July 1, 2011. Later enactment, see RCW
46.18.200.

46.16.30906 Law enforcement memorial account.

[2004 c 221 § 4.]

Repealed by 2010 c 161 § 438, effective July 1, 2011. Later enactment, see RCW
46.68.420.

46.16.30907 Washington’s Wildlife plate collection.

[2005 c 42 § 1.]

Repealed by 2010 c 161 § 438, effective July 1, 2011. Later enactment, see RCW
46.18.200.

46.16.30908 Washington’s Wildlife license plate collection — Definition.

[2005 c 42 § 2.]

Repealed by 2010 c 161 § 438, effective July 1, 2011. Later enactment, see RCW
46.04.693.

46.16.30909 Washington state parks and recreation commission plate.

[2005 c 44 § 1.]

Repealed by 2010 c 161 § 438, effective July 1, 2011. Later enactment, see RCW
46.04.6911
and
46.18.200.

46.16.30910 Washington state parks and recreation commission special license plate — Definition.

[2005 c 44 § 2.]

Repealed by 2010 c 161 § 438, effective July 1, 2011.

46.16.30911 “Washington Lighthouses” plate.

[2005 c 48 § 1.]

Repealed by 2010 c 161 § 438, effective July 1, 2011. Later enactment, see RCW
46.18.200.

46.16.30912 Lighthouse environmental programs account.

[2005 c 48 § 4.]

Repealed by 2010 c 161 § 438, effective July 1, 2011. Later enactment, see RCW
46.68.420.

46.16.30913 “Keep Kids Safe” plate.

[2005 c 53 § 1.]

Repealed by 2010 c 161 § 438, effective July 1, 2011. Later enactment, see RCW
46.18.200.

46.16.30914 “We love our pets” plate.

[2005 c 71 § 1.]

Repealed by 2010 c 161 § 438, effective July 1, 2011. Later enactment, see RCW
46.18.200.

46.16.30915 We love our pets account.

[2005 c 71 § 4.]

Repealed by 2010 c 161 § 438, effective July 1, 2011. Later enactment, see RCW
46.68.420.

46.16.30916 Gonzaga University alumni association plate.

[2005 c 85 § 1.]

Repealed by 2010 c 161 § 438, effective July 1, 2011. Later enactment, see RCW
46.18.200.

46.16.30917 Gonzaga University alumni association account.

[2005 c 85 § 4.]

Repealed by 2010 c 161 § 438, effective July 1, 2011. Later enactment, see RCW
46.68.420.

46.16.30918 “Washington’s National Park Fund” plate.

[2005 c 177 § 1.]

Repealed by 2010 c 161 § 438, effective July 1, 2011. Later enactment, see RCW
46.18.200.

46.16.30919 “Washington’s National Park Fund” account.

[2005 c 177 § 4.]

Repealed by 2010 c 161 § 438, effective July 1, 2011. Later enactment, see RCW
46.68.420.

46.16.30920 Armed forces plate collection.

[2008 c 183 § 1; 2005 c 216 § 1.]

Repealed by 2010 c 161 § 438, effective July 1, 2011. Later enactment, see RCW
46.04.028,
46.18.210, and
46.18.212.

46.16.30921 Armed forces license plate collection — Definition — No free issuance.

[2008 c 183 § 2; 2005 c 216 § 2.]

Repealed by 2010 c 161 § 438, effective July 1, 2011. Later enactment, see RCW
46.04.028.

46.16.30922 “Ski & Ride Washington” plate.

[2010 1st sp.s. c 7 § 109; 2005 c 220 § 1.]

Repealed by 2011 c 171 § 137, effective July 1, 2011. Later enactment, see RCW
46.04.542
and
46.18.200
.

46.16.30923 “Ski & Ride Washington” account.

[2005 c 220 § 4.]

Repealed by 2010 c 161 § 438, effective July 1, 2011. Later enactment, see RCW
46.68.420.

46.16.30924 Wild On Washington plate.

[2005 c 224 § 1.]

Repealed by 2010 c 161 § 438, effective July 1, 2011. Later enactment, see RCW
46.18.200.

46.16.30925 Wild On Washington license plates — Definition.

[2005 c 224 § 2.]

Repealed by 2010 c 161 § 438, effective July 1, 2011. Later enactment, see RCW
46.04.714.

46.16.30926 Endangered Wildlife plate.

[2005 c 225 § 1.]

Repealed by 2010 c 161 § 438, effective July 1, 2011. Later enactment, see RCW
46.18.200.

46.16.30927 Endangered Wildlife license plates — Definition.

[2005 c 225 § 2.]

Repealed by 2010 c 161 § 438, effective July 1, 2011. Later enactment, see RCW
46.04.1699.

46.16.30928 “Share the Road” plate.

[2005 c 426 § 1.]

Repealed by 2010 c 161 § 438, effective July 1, 2011. Later enactment, see RCW
46.04.535
and
46.18.200.

46.16.30929 “Share the Road” account.

[2005 c 426 § 4.]

Repealed by 2010 c 161 § 438, effective July 1, 2011. Later enactment, see RCW
46.68.420.

46.16.310 Vehicles over forty years old — “Horseless carriage” licenses.

[1988 c 15 § 1; 1982 c 143 § 1; 1971 ex.s. c 114 § 1; 1961 c 12 § 46.16.310. Prior: 1955 c 100 § 1.]

Repealed by 1990 c 250 § 12, effective January 1, 1991. Cf. RCW
46.16.305.

46.16.311 “Horseless carriage” plates on vehicles manufactured after 1931.

[1971 ex.s. c 114 § 2.]

Repealed by 1990 c 250 § 12, effective January 1, 1991.

46.16.313 Special license plates — Fees.

[2005 c 426 § 3; 2005 c 225 § 3; 2005 c 224 § 3; 2005 c 220 § 3; 2005 c 216 § 3; 2005 c 177 § 3; 2005 c 85 § 3; 2005 c 71 § 3; 2005 c 53 § 3; 2005 c 48 § 3; 2005 c 44 § 3; 2005 c 42 § 3. Prior: 2004 c 221 § 3; 2004 c 48 § 3; 2004 c 35 § 3; 1997 c 291 § 8; 1996 c 165 § 506; 1995 3rd sp.s. c 1 § 103; 1994 c 194 § 4; 1990 c 250 § 4.]

Repealed by 2010 c 161 § 438, effective July 1, 2011. Later enactment, see RCW
46.17.220
and
46.68.430.

46.16.314 Special license plates — Authority to continue.

Recodified as RCW
46.18.030
pursuant to 2010 c 161 § 1225, effective July 1, 2011.

46.16.315 Collector’s vehicle older than thirty years — Special plates — Fees, disposition.

[1971 ex.s. c 114 § 3.]

Repealed by 1990 c 250 § 12, effective January 1, 1991. Cf. RCW
46.16.305.

46.16.316 Special license plates — Transfer of vehicle — Replacement plates.

[2005 c 210 § 2. Prior: 2004 c 223 § 4; 2004 c 221 § 5, 2004 c 48 § 5; 2004 c 35 § 5; 1997 c 291 § 10; 1990 c 250 § 5.]

Repealed by 2010 c 161 § 438, effective July 1, 2011.

46.16.319 Veterans and military personnel — Emblems.

[1997 c 234 § 1; 1991 c 339 § 11; 1990 c 250 § 6.]

Recodified as RCW
46.18.295
pursuant to 2010 c 161 § 1228, effective July 1, 2011.

46.16.320 Amateur radio operator plates — Fees — Deposit.

[1975 1st ex.s. c 118 § 10; 1969 ex.s. c 206 § 1; 1967 ex.s. c 145 § 80; 1967 c 32 § 21; 1961 c 12 § 46.16.320. Prior: 1957 c 145 § 1.]

Repealed by 1990 c 250 § 12, effective January 1, 1991. Cf. RCW
46.16.305.

46.16.323 Institutions of higher education — Special plate emblems.

[1990 c 250 § 7.]

Repealed by 1994 c 194 § 9; cf. RCW
46.16.324.

46.16.324 Collegiate license plates.

[2010 c 161 § 615; 1994 c 194 § 3.]

Recodified as RCW
46.18.225
pursuant to 2010 c 161 § 1228, effective July 1, 2011.

46.16.327 Military emblems — Material, display requirements.

[1990 c 250 § 8.]

Recodified as RCW
46.16A.210
pursuant to 2010 c 161 § 1215, effective July 1, 2011.

46.16.330 Amateur radio operator plates — Disposition of plates upon transfer of interest in vehicle.

[1967 c 32 § 22; 1961 c 12 § 46.16.330. Prior: 1957 c 145 § 2.]

Repealed by 1990 c 250 § 12, effective January 1, 1991.

46.16.332 Military emblems — Fees.

[1994 c 194 § 5; 1990 c 250 § 9.]

Recodified as RCW
46.16A.215
pursuant to 2010 c 161 § 1215, effective July 1, 2011.

46.16.333 Cooper Jones emblems.

[2005 c 426 § 5; 2002 c 264 § 3.]

Repealed by 2010 c 161 § 438, effective July 1, 2011.

46.16.335 Special license plates and emblems — Rules.

[2010 c 161 § 631; 1990 c 250 § 10.]

Recodified as RCW
46.18.020
pursuant to 2010 c 161 § 1225, effective July 1, 2011.

46.16.340 Amateur radio operator plates — Information furnished to various agencies.

[1995 c 391 § 8; 1986 c 266 § 49; 1985 c 7 § 112; 1974 ex.s. c 171 § 43; 1967 c 32 § 23; 1961 c 12 § 46.16.340. Prior: 1957 c 145 § 3.]

Repealed by 2010 c 161 § 438, effective July 1, 2011. Later enactment, see RCW
46.18.205
(6).

46.16.350 Amateur radio operator plates — Expiration or revocation of radio license — Penalty.

[1997 c 291 § 11; 1990 c 250 § 11; 1979 ex.s. c 136 § 49; 1967 c 32 § 24; 1961 c 12 § 46.16.350. Prior: 1957 c 145 § 4.]

Repealed by 2010 c 161 § 438, effective July 1, 2011. Later enactment, see RCW
46.18.205
(4) and (7).

46.16.355 Personalized license plates — Fees, disposition.

[1971 ex.s. c 114 § 4.]

Repealed by 1973 1st ex.s. c 200 § 13, effective November 6, 1973.

46.16.360 Rules and regulations.

[1959 c 66 § 3; 1957 c 145 § 6.]

Now codified as RCW
46.16.005.

46.16.370 Special plates for official representatives of foreign governments — United States citizenship required.

[1983 c 27 § 3; 1967 c 32 § 25; 1961 c 201 § 1.]

Repealed by 1986 c 108 § 2. Later enactment, see RCW
46.16.371.

46.16.371 Special plates for honorary consul, foreign government representative.

[1987 c 237 § 1.]

Repealed by 2010 c 161 § 438, effective July 1, 2011. Later enactment, see RCW
46.18.250.

46.16.374 Taipei Economic and Cultural Office — Special plates.

[2001 c 64 § 5; 1996 c 139 § 1.]

Repealed by 2010 c 161 § 438, effective July 1, 2011. Later enactment, see RCW
46.18.240.

46.16.376 Taipei Economic and Cultural Office — Fee exemption.

[1996 c 139 § 2.]

Repealed by 2010 c 161 § 438, effective July 1, 2011. Later enactment, see RCW
46.18.240
(2).

46.16.380 License plates, cards, and decals for certain disabled persons — Qualifications — Transfer of vehicle — Fees — Rules — Violations, penalties and defense.

[1979 ex.s. c 192 § 6. Prior: 1979 ex.s. c 136 § 50; 1979 ex.s. c 27 § 1; 1979 ex.s. c 26 § 1; 1979 ex.s. c 7 § 1; 1975-'76 2nd ex.s. c 102 § 1; 1975 1st ex.s. c 297 § 1; 1967 c 32 § 26; 1961 c 128 § 1.]

Repealed by 1984 c 154 § 8. Later enactment, see RCW
46.16.381.

46.16.381 Special parking for persons with disabilities — Penalties — Enforcement — Definition.

[2007 c 262 § 1; 2007 c 44 § 1; 2006 c 357 § 2; 2005 c 390 § 2; 2004 c 222 § 2; 2003 c 371 § 1; 2002 c 175 § 33; 2001 c 67 § 1; 1999 c 136 § 1; 1998 c 294 § 1; 1995 c 384 § 1; 1994 c 194 § 6; 1993 c 106 § 1; 1992 c 148 § 1; 1991 c 339 § 21; 1990 c 24 § 1; 1986 c 96 § 1; 1984 c 154 § 2.]

Repealed by 2010 c 161 § 438, effective July 1, 2011. Later enactment, see chapter
46.19
RCW.

46.16.385 Versions of special plates for persons with disabilities.

[2005 c 390 § 3; 2005 c 210 § 3; 2004 c 222 § 1.]

Repealed by 2010 c 161 § 438, effective July 1, 2011. Later enactment, see chapter
46.19
RCW.

46.16.390 Special plate or card issued by another jurisdiction.

[2010 c 161 § 707; 2005 c 390 § 4; 1991 c 339 § 22; 1984 c 51 § 1.]

Recodified as RCW
46.19.070
pursuant to 2010 c 161 § 1225, effective July 1, 2011.

46.16.400 Staggered registration — Vehicles subject to — Registration periods established.

[1961 c 163 § 1; 1961 c 12 § 46.16.400. Prior: 1957 c 261 § 1.]

Repealed by 1963 c 199 § 10, effective January 1, 1964.

46.16.410 Staggered registration — Vehicles operated for first time on and after January 1, 1964.

[1961 c 163 § 2; 1961 c 12 § 46.16.410. Prior: 1957 c 261 § 2.]

Repealed by 1963 c 199 § 10, effective January 1, 1964.

46.16.420 Staggered registration — Fractional registration periods — Fees — Rules.

[1961 c 163 § 3; 1961 c 12 § 46.16.420. Prior: 1957 c 261 § 3.]

Repealed by 1963 c 199 § 10, effective January 1, 1964.

46.16.430 Staggered registration — Vehicles not previously registered and operated first after January 1, 1964.

[1961 c 163 § 4; 1961 c 12 § 46.16.430. Prior: 1957 c 261 § 4.]

Repealed by 1963 c 199 § 10, effective January 1, 1964.

46.16.440 Staggered registration — Director may execute regulations.

[1961 c 163 § 5; 1961 c 12 § 46.16.440. Prior: 1957 c 261 § 5.]

Repealed by 1963 c 199 § 10, effective January 1, 1964.

46.16.450 Appeals to superior court from suspension, revocation, cancellation, or refusal of license or certificate.

Cross-reference section, decodified pursuant to 2010 c 161 § 1237, effective July 1, 2011.

46.16.460 Nonresident members of armed forces — Issuance of temporary license.

[2010 c 161 § 435; 1979 c 158 § 141; 1967 c 202 § 4.]

Recodified as RCW
46.16A.340
pursuant to 2010 c 161 § 1216, effective July 1, 2011.

46.16.470 Temporary license — Display.

[1967 c 202 § 5.]

Repealed by 2010 c 161 § 438, effective July 1, 2011. Later enactment, see RCW
46.16A.340
(1)(c).

46.16.480 Nonresident members of armed forces — Exemption from sales, use, or motor vehicle excise taxes — Extent of exemption.

[1967 c 202 § 6.]

Repealed by 2010 c 161 § 438, effective July 1, 2011. Later enactment, see RCW
46.16A.340
(2).

46.16.490 Nonresident members of armed forces — Rules and regulations — Proof.

[1979 c 158 § 142; 1967 c 202 § 7.]

Repealed by 2010 c 161 § 438, effective July 1, 2011. Later enactment, see RCW
46.16A.340
(4).

46.16.500 Liability of operator, owner, lessee for violations.

[2010 c 161 § 436; 1980 c 104 § 3; 1969 ex.s. c 69 § 2.]

Recodified as RCW
46.16A.500
pursuant to 2010 c 161 § 1218, effective July 1, 2011.

46.16.505 Campers — License and plates — Application — Fee.

[1975 1st ex.s. c 118 § 11; 1975 c 41 § 1; 1971 ex.s. c 231 § 7.]

Repealed by 2010 c 161 § 438, effective July 1, 2011. Later enactment, see RCW
46.16A.405
(1) and
46.17.350
(1)(b).

46.16.510 Mobile home identification tags — Issuance — Display — Use of tabs or emblems — Unlawful acts relating to.

[1971 ex.s. c 231 § 15.]

Repealed by 1973 c 103 § 8.

46.16.520 Mobile home identification tags — Application for — Fee, disposition — Provision for payment of property taxes due with issuance of tag.

[1971 ex.s. c 231 § 16.]

Repealed by 1973 c 103 § 8.

46.16.530 Mobile home identification tags — Forwarding of applications, fees and taxes by agents.

[1971 ex.s. c 231 § 17.]

Repealed by 1973 c 103 § 8.

46.16.540 Mobile home identification tags — Procedure upon receipt of application — Renewal, application, fee, preissue.

[1971 ex.s. c 231 § 18.]

Repealed by 1973 c 103 § 8.

46.16.550 Mobile home identification tags — Taxes transmitted to county treasurer.

[1971 ex.s. c 231 § 19.]

Repealed by 1973 c 103 § 8.

46.16.555 Personalized license plates — Use of fees for support and aid of wildlife resources — Purpose of act.

Cross-reference section, decodified. See note following RCW
77.12.170.

46.16.560 Personalized license plates — Defined.

[1975 c 59 § 1; 1973 1st ex.s. c 200 § 2.]

Repealed by 2010 c 161 § 438, effective July 1, 2011. Later enactment, see RCW
46.04.385.

46.16.565 Personalized license plates — Application.

[1985 c 173 § 1; 1983 c 27 § 4; 1975 c 59 § 2; 1973 1st ex.s. c 200 § 3.]

Repealed by 2010 c 161 § 438, effective July 1, 2011. Later enactment, see RCW
46.18.275
(1).

46.16.570 Personalized license plates — Design.

[2005 c 210 § 4; 1986 c 108 § 1; 1983 1st ex.s. c 24 § 1; 1975 c 59 § 3; 1973 1st ex.s. c 200 § 4.]

Repealed by 2010 c 161 § 438, effective July 1, 2011. Later enactment, see RCW
46.18.275
(2).

46.16.575 Personalized license plates — Issuance to registered owner only.

[1973 1st ex.s. c 200 § 5.]

Repealed by 2010 c 161 § 438, effective July 1, 2011. Later enactment, see RCW
46.18.275
(5).

46.16.580 Personalized license plates — Application requirements.

[1973 1st ex.s. c 200 § 6.]

Repealed by 2010 c 161 § 438, effective July 1, 2011. Later enactment, see RCW
46.18.275
(4).

46.16.585 Personalized license plates — Fees — Renewal — Penalty.

[1979 ex.s. c 136 § 51; 1975 c 59 § 4; 1973 1st ex.s. c 200 § 7.]

Repealed by 2010 c 161 § 438, effective July 1, 2011. Later enactment, see RCW
46.17.210
and
46.18.275
(3) and (5)(a) and (b).

46.16.590 Personalized license plates — Transfer fees.

[2004 c 223 § 5; 1975 c 59 § 5; 1973 1st ex.s. c 200 § 8.]

Repealed by 2010 c 161 § 438, effective July 1, 2011. Later enactment, see RCW
46.16.200
(8)(b).

46.16.595 Personalized license plates — Transfer or surrender upon sale or release of vehicle — Penalty.

[1979 ex.s. c 136 § 52; 1975 c 59 § 6; 1973 1st ex.s. c 200 § 9.]

Repealed by 2010 c 161 § 438, effective July 1, 2011. Later enactment, see RCW
46.18.275
(5) (c) and (d).

46.16.600 Personalized license plates — Rules and regulations.

[2005 c 210 § 5; 1979 c 158 § 143; 1973 1st ex.s. c 200 § 10.]

Repealed by 2010 c 161 § 438, effective July 1, 2011. Later enactment, see RCW
46.18.275
(6).

46.16.601 Personalized special plates.

[2005 c 210 § 1.]

Repealed by 2010 c 161 § 438, effective July 1, 2011. Later enactment, see RCW
46.18.277.

46.16.605 Personalized license plates — Disposition of fees — Costs.

[1988 c 36 § 27; 1983 1st ex.s. c 24 § 2; 1983 c 3 § 118; 1979 c 158 § 144; 1973 1st ex.s. c 200 § 11.]

Repealed by 2010 c 161 § 438, effective July 1, 2011. Later enactment, see RCW
46.68.435
(1)(c) and (2).

46.16.606 Personalized license plates — Additional fee.

[2007 c 246 § 2; 1991 sp.s. c 7 § 13.]

Repealed by 2010 c 161 § 438, effective July 1, 2011. Later enactment, see RCW
46.17.210
and
46.68.435
(1) (a) and (b).

46.16.610 Referral to electorate.

[1973 1st ex.s. c 200 § 14.]

Decodified November 1991.

46.16.615 Commercial motor vehicle registration.

[2009 c 46 § 5; 2007 c 419 § 5.]

Recodified as RCW
46.16A.410
pursuant to 2010 c 161 § 1217, effective July 1, 2011.

46.16.620 Congressional Medal of Honor recipients — Special license plates.

[1979 ex.s. c 77 § 1.]

Repealed by 1990 c 250 § 12, effective January 1, 1991. Cf. RCW
46.16.305.

46.16.625 Pearl Harbor survivors — Special license plates.

[1987 c 44 § 1.]

Repealed by 1990 c 250 § 12, effective January 1, 1991. Cf. RCW
46.16.305.

46.16.630 Moped registration.

[2002 c 352 § 9; 1997 c 241 § 11; 1979 ex.s. c 213 § 5.]

Repealed by 2010 c 161 § 438, effective July 1, 2011. Later enactment, see RCW
46.16A.405
(2) and
46.17.350
(1)(f).

46.16.640 Wheelchair conveyances.

[1983 c 200 § 2.]

Repealed by 2010 c 161 § 438, effective July 1, 2011. Later enactment, see RCW
46.16A.405
(3).

46.16.650 License plates — Additional fee.

[1997 c 291 § 12; 1987 c 178 § 1. Prior: 1986 c 280 § 1.]

Repealed by 2000 1st sp.s. c 1 § 2.

46.16.660 State centennial license plates — Fleet issuance.

[1986 c 280 § 2.]

Repealed by 1990 c 250 § 12, effective January 1, 1991.

46.16.670 Boat trailers — Fee for freshwater aquatic weeds account.

[1991 c 302 § 3.]

Repealed by 2010 c 161 § 438, effective July 1, 2011. Later enactment, see RCW
46.17.305.

46.16.680 Kit vehicles.

[2009 c 284 § 2; 1996 c 225 § 10.]

Repealed by 2010 c 161 § 438, effective July 1, 2011. Later enactment, see RCW
46.12.695.

46.16.685 License plate technology account.

[2010 c 161 § 818; 2009 c 470 § 704; 2007 c 518 § 704; 2003 c 370 § 4.]

Recodified as RCW
46.68.370
pursuant to 2010 c 161 § 1230, effective July 1, 2011.

46.16.690 License plate design services — Fee.

[2010 c 161 § 610; 2005 c 210 § 6; 2003 c 361 § 502.]

Recodified as RCW
46.18.150
pursuant to 2010 c 161 § 1227, effective July 1, 2011.

46.16.700 Special license plates — Intent.

[2010 c 161 § 601; 2003 c 196 § 1.]

Recodified as RCW
46.18.005
pursuant to 2010 c 161 § 1226, effective July 1, 2011.

46.16.705 Special license plate review board — Created.

[2010 c 161 § 602; 2005 c 319 § 117; 2003 c 196 § 101.]

Repealed by 2010 1st sp.s. c 7 § 90, effective June 30, 2010.


Notes:

Reviser’s note:

RCW
46.16.705
was amended by 2010 c 161 § 602 without reference to its repeal by 2010 1st sp.s. c 7 § 90. It has been decodified for publication purposes under RCW
1.12.025.

46.16.710 Driving without valid license — Confiscation and marking of registration and license plates.

[1991 c 293 § 2; 1987 c 388 § 2.]

Expired July 1, 1993, pursuant to 1987 c 388 § 13.

46.16.715 Board — Administration.

[2010 1st sp.s. c 7 § 93; 2010 c 161 § 603; 2005 c 319 § 118; 2003 c 196 § 102.]

Recodified as RCW
46.18.050
pursuant to 2010 c 161 § 1226, effective July 1, 2011.

46.16.720 Driving without valid license — Cancellation of registration and license plates.

[1987 c 388 § 3.]

Expired July 1, 1993, pursuant to 1987 c 388 § 13.

46.16.725 Board — Powers and duties — Moratorium on issuance of special plates.

[2010 1st sp.s. c 7 § 94; 2010 c 161 § 604; 2009 c 470 § 710; 2008 c 72 § 2; 2007 c 518 § 711. Prior: 2005 c 319 § 119; 2005 c 210 § 7; 2003 c 196 § 103.]

Recodified as RCW
46.18.060
pursuant to 2010 c 161 § 1226, effective July 1, 2011.

46.16.730 Driving without valid license — Opportunity for hearing on cancellation — Notice and request.

[1987 c 388 § 4.]

Expired July 1, 1993, pursuant to 1987 c 388 § 13.

46.16.735 Special license plates — Sponsoring organization requirements.

[2010 c 161 § 605; 2004 c 222 § 3; 2003 c 196 § 201.]

Recodified as RCW
46.18.100
pursuant to 2010 c 161 § 1227, effective July 1, 2011.

46.16.740 Driving without valid license — Hearing on cancellation — Procedures.

[1987 c 388 § 5.]

Expired July 1, 1993, pursuant to 1987 c 388 § 13.

46.16.745 Special license plates — Application requirements.

[2010 1st sp.s. c 7 § 95; 2010 c 161 § 606; 2005 c 210 § 8; 2003 c 196 § 301.]

Recodified as RCW
46.18.110
pursuant to 2010 c 161 § 1227, effective July 1, 2011.

46.16.750 Driving without valid license — Registration cancellation — Court review.

[1987 c 388 § 6.]

Expired July 1, 1993, pursuant to 1987 c 388 § 13.

46.16.755 Special license plates — Disposition of revenues.

[2010 1st sp.s. c 7 § 96; 2010 c 161 § 607; 2004 c 222 § 4; 2003 c 196 § 302.]

Recodified as RCW
46.18.130
pursuant to 2010 c 161 § 1227, effective July 1, 2011.

46.16.760 Driving without valid license — Registration cancellation — Administration, enforcement.

[1987 c 388 § 7.]

Expired July 1, 1993, pursuant to 1987 c 388 § 13.

46.16.765 Special license plates — Continuing requirements.

[2010 c 161 § 608; 2003 c 196 § 303.]

Recodified as RCW
46.18.120
pursuant to 2010 c 161 § 1227, effective July 1, 2011.

46.16.775 Special license plates — Nonreviewed plates.

[2010 1st sp.s. c 7 § 97; 2010 c 161 § 609; 2003 c 196 § 304.]

Recodified as RCW
46.18.140
pursuant to 2010 c 161 § 1227, effective July 1, 2011.

46.16.900 Severability — 1973 1st ex.s. c 132.

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