Chapter 10.04


10.04.010    Adoption by reference.

10.04.030    Disposition of traffic fines and forfeitures.

10.04.040    Official misconduct.

10.04.050    Filing of ordinance.

10.04.070    Inattentive driving.

10.04.010 Adoption by reference.

The Washington Model Traffic Ordinance, Chapter 308-330 WAC, hereinafter referred to as “MTO,” is adopted by reference as and for the traffic ordinance of this city as if set forth in full herein. (Ord. 94-7 § 1, 1994; Ord. 417 § 1, 1987; Ord. 403 § 1, 1986; Ord. 228 § 1, 1976)

10.04.030 Disposition of traffic fines and forfeitures.

All fines or forfeitures collected upon conviction or upon the forfeiture of bail of any person charged with the violation of any of the provisions of this chapter shall be paid into the general fund of the city. (Ord. 228 § 3, 1976)

10.04.040 Official misconduct.

Failure, refusal or neglect on the part of any judicial or other officer or employee receiving or having custody of such fine or forfeiture of bail, either before or after a deposit of such general fund, to comply with the provisions of EWMC 10.04.030, shall constitute misconduct in office and shall be grounds for removal therefrom, provided appropriate removal action is taken pursuant to state law relating to removal of public officials. (Ord. 228 § 4, 1976)

10.04.050 Filing of ordinance.

Incident to the adoption of the MTO, by reference, the ordinance codified in this chapter, copies of the text of the adopted MTO and of other adopted statutes shall be filed as required by RCW 35A.12.140 or 35A.13.180 as appropriate, for use and examination by the public. (Ord. 228 § 5, 1976)

10.04.070 Inattentive driving.

It is unlawful for any person to operate a motor vehicle within the city in an inattentive manner. For the purposes of this section, “inattentive manner” means the operation of a motor vehicle in a manner which evidences a lack of the degree of attentiveness required to safely operate the motor vehicle under the prevailing conditions, including but not limited to the nature and condition of the roadway, presence of other traffic, presence of pedestrians and weather conditions. The offense of operating a motor vehicle in an inattentive manner shall be considered to be a lesser offense than, but included in, the offense of operating a motor vehicle in a negligent manner, and shall be an infraction subject to the penalty provided in the applicable bail schedule adopted by the Douglas County District Court. (Ord. 420 § 1, 1987)