Chapter 10.28


10.28.010    Definition.

10.28.020    Caution in driving required.

10.28.040    Driving in swimming areas unlawful.

10.28.050    Violations.

10.28.010 Definition.

“Motor boat” means any boat or vessel which is self-propelled. (Ord. 248 § 1, 1954).

10.28.020 Caution in driving required.

A motor boat shall be driven in a careful and prudent manner on the waters of the city and at a speed no greater than is reasonable and proper under the conditions at the time and place of operation, taking into account the amount and character of traffic, freedom of obstruction to view ahead, and so as to not unreasonably endanger persons or property or other rights of any person entitled to the use of such waters. (Ord. 248 § 2, 1954).

10.28.040 Driving in swimming areas unlawful.

It is unlawful for any motor boat to travel within the boundaries of any marked and designated swimming area as designated by the council, and the council shall have power to designate any waters within the jurisdiction of the city as swimming areas and any such areas shall come within prohibition of this section when marked as such in such a manner as the council may direct. (Ord. 248 § 3, 1954).

10.28.050 Violations.

Any violation of any provision of this chapter shall constitute a misdemeanor. (Ord. 248 § 4, 1954).


For statutory provisions allowing cities to license, regulate, control and restrain watercraft operating within their jurisdiction, see RCW 35.22.280(29).