Chapter 12.28


12.28.010    Repealed.

12.28.020    Inattention.

12.28.040    Embracing driver of motor vehicle.

12.28.060    Left turns prohibited on certain streets.

*    For the statutory provisions, see RCW 46.61.500 et seq. and RCW 46.61.600 et seq., Miscellaneous Rules.

12.28.010 Negligent driving.

Repealed by Ord. 4405. (Ord. 3541 § 2, 1996)

12.28.020 Inattention.

It is a traffic infraction as provided in Section 1.04.010 for any person to operate a vehicle in an inattentive manner on the streets of the city. For the purpose of this section, “inattentive” means lax or slack or that the driver is not maintaining watchfulness or that control of the vehicle is imprudent. (Ord. 2879 § 8, 1985: Ord. 2335 § 5, 1977)

12.28.040 Embracing driver of motor vehicle.

It is unlawful for any passenger to embrace the driver of a motor vehicle upon the streets of the city or ways open to the public so as to prevent the free and unhampered operation of the vehicle. Any person doing so shall be prima facie, guilty of aiding and abetting reckless driving. (Ord. 2136 § 24, 1970)

12.28.060 Left turns prohibited on certain streets.

Pursuant to the authority of RCW Title 47, it is unlawful for any person operating a motor vehicle, except a Metro Transit vehicle, to make a left turn at the following intersections between the hours indicated:



Hours Prohibited


Lake Street and Commercial Avenue

4:00 to 6:00 p.m.


Lake Street and Kirkland Avenue

4:00 to 6:00 p.m.

(Ord. 2237 § 1, 1973: Ord. 1023 § 1, 1966)