Chapter 10.10
MODEL TRAFFIC ORDINANCE

Sections:

10.10.001    Short title.

10.10.010    Model Traffic Ordinance adopted.

10.10.020    Sections of Model Traffic Ordinance not adopted.

10.10.030    Statutes not adopted.

10.10.040    Additional definitions.

10.10.050    Designation of traffic engineer.

10.10.060    Additional authority of traffic engineer.

10.10.070    Police impound of vehicles.

10.10.001 Short title.

This title may be known and cited as the “Bothell traffic ordinance”. (Ord. 1627 § 1, 1996; Ord. 1548 § 2, 1994).

10.10.010 Model Traffic Ordinance adopted.

The Washington Model Traffic Ordinance, Chapter 308-330 WAC, referred to in this title as the “Model Traffic Ordinance” or “MTO” is hereby adopted by this reference as if set forth in full herein, except as provided in BMC 10.10.020 and 10.10.030, or as otherwise provided by this title. (Ord. 1800 § 1, 2000; Ord. 1627 § 1, 1996; Ord. 1558 § 1, 1994; Ord. 1548 § 2, 1994).

10.10.020 Sections of Model Traffic Ordinance not adopted.

The following sections of the MTO are not adopted and are expressly deleted:

WAC

308-330-250    Police department to administer bicycle licenses.

308-330-260(1)    Traffic engineer.

308-330-265(11)    Traffic engineer – Authority.

308-330-472    Interfering with processions.

308-330-500    Bicycle license required.

308-330-505    Bicycle license application.

308-330-510    Issuance of bicycle license.

308-330-515    Attachment of bicycle license plate or decal.

308-330-520    Inspection of bicycles.

308-330-525    Renewal of bicycle license.

308-330-530    Bicycle transfer of ownership.

308-330-535    Bicycle rental agencies.

308-330-540    Bicycle dealers.

(Ord. 1800 § 2, 2000; Ord. 1627 § 1, 1996; Ord. 1558 § 3, 1994; Ord. 1548 § 2, 1994).

10.10.030 Statutes not adopted.

The following sections in the Revised Code of Washington which were adopted by reference in the Model Traffic Ordinance are not adopted by this reference, and are expressly deleted:

RCW

46.04.431    Highway.

46.48.170    State Patrol Authority – Rules and regulations.

46.61.520    Vehicular homicide – Penalty.

46.61.570(b)(i)    Stopping, standing, or parking prohibited in specific places – Reserving portion of highway prohibited.

46.80.010    Definitions.

46.80.130    Place of business must be exclusively used – Wall, fence or hedge required.

46.98.020    Provisions to be construed in pari materia.

46.98.030    Title, chapter, section headings not part of law.

46.98.040    Invalidity of part of title not to affect remainder.

60.04.010

60.04.220    Mechanics’ and materialmen’s liens.

(Ord. 1627 § 1, 1996; Ord. 1558 § 4, 1994; Ord. 1548 § 2, 1994).

10.10.040 Additional definitions.

For the purposes of this title the following words shall have the meanings ascribed to them as follows:

A.    “Highway,” “road,” and “street” are synonymous terms, unless otherwise clearly delineated, meaning the entire width between the boundary lines of every way, lane, road, street, boulevard, parking lot and every way or place in the city whether publicly or privately maintained, when any part thereof is open at any time to the use of the public for the purposes of vehicular travel.

B.    “Public holiday” means the following days:

1.    January 1st (New Year’s Day);

2.    Third Monday in January (Martin Luther King Jr.’s Birthday);

3.    Third Monday in February (President’s Day);

4.    Last Monday of May (Memorial Day);

5.    July 4th (Independence Day);

6.    First Monday in September (Labor Day);

7.    November 11th (Veterans Day);

8.    Fourth Thursday in November (Thanksgiving Day);

9.    Day following Thanksgiving Day;

10.    December 25th (Christmas Day).

C.    “Garage keeper” means a person, firm, partnership, association, or corporation whose business it is to store vehicles for compensation. (Ord. 1627 § 1, 1996; Ord. 1558 § 5, 1994; Ord. 1548 § 2, 1994).

10.10.050 Designation of traffic engineer.

The director of public works is designated as the traffic engineer for the city of Bothell. (Ord. 1627 § 1, 1996; Ord. 1548 § 2, 1994).

10.10.060 Additional authority of traffic engineer.

In addition to the authority contained in RCW 46.90.265, the traffic engineer is authorized:

A.    To erect signs indicating parking restrictions in accordance with adopted city parking policies;

B.    To close any highway or part thereof temporarily to any and all vehicular traffic for safety reasons when hazards exist or for recreational purposes. (Ord. 1627 § 1, 1996; Ord. 1548 § 2, 1994).

10.10.070 Police impound of vehicles.

Whenever an officer impounds a vehicle pursuant to the provisions of Chapter 46.55 RCW, the officer shall complete an authorization form approved by the chief of police which specifies the section of Chapter 46.55 RCW authorizing the impound. The impound authorization form may consist of a law enforcement notice of infraction or citation for an offense for which an impound is authorized. (Ord. 1627 § 1, 1996; Ord. 1548 § 2, 1994).