Chapter 10.04


10.04.010    Washington Model Traffic Ordinance adopted.

10.04.015    Washington Mandatory Liability Insurance Statute adopted.

10.04.020    Amendments.

10.04.025    Inattentive driving.

10.04.030    Short title – Citation.

*For statutory provisions authorizing the adoption of state statutes by reference, see RCW 35.21.180.

10.04.010 Washington Model Traffic Ordinance adopted.

The Washington Model Traffic Ordinance, Chapter 308-330 WAC, one copy of which is on file with the town clerk, is adopted by reference as the traffic ordinance of the town of Eatonville as if set forth in full. (Ord. 94-07 § 1, 1994).

10.04.015 Washington Mandatory Liability Insurance Statute adopted.

The Mandatory Liability Insurance Statute, Chapter 46.30 RCW et seq., as currently enacted or as hereinafter modified, is adopted by reference as a motor vehicle law for the town. (Ord. 90-39 § 1, 1990).

10.04.020 Amendments.

All amendments or additions to said Chapter 308-330 WAC, as adopted, when printed and filed with the town clerk shall be considered and accepted as amendments of and additions to the motor vehicle laws of the town without any necessity of further adoptions of such amendments or additions by the town. (Ord. 94-07 § 5, 1994).

10.04.025 Inattentive driving.

It is unlawful for any person to operate a motor vehicle within the town in an inattentive manner. For the purposes of this section, “inattentive manner” means the operation of a motor vehicle in a manner that evidences a lack of degree of attentiveness required to safely operate the 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. Unless otherwise set out in applicable law or court rule, any person who violates the provisions of this section shall be guilty of a traffic infraction punishable by a monetary value not more than $250.00, plus assessments. (Ord. 2013-01 § 1, 2013).

10.04.030 Short title – Citation.

This chapter may be known and cited as the “Traffic Ordinance.” In citing specific provisions of the traffic ordinance, the same may be cited by reference to the section numbers, as set forth in the Revised Code of Washington, as herein adopted by reference, and as the same may be thereafter amended or added to as herein provided. (Ord. 72-4 § 4, 1972; Ord. 259 § 3, 1969; Ord. 257 § 4, 1968; Ord. 243 § 7, 1966).