Chapter 9.05


9.05.010    Adoption of Model Traffic Ordinance.

9.05.020    Attachment of Model Traffic Ordinance.

9.05.030    Speed limits.

9.05.040    Adoption of certain other laws.

9.05.010 Adoption of Model Traffic Ordinance.

Pursuant to RCW 35A.11.020 and 35A.12.140, the Washington Model Traffic Ordinance (WMTO), as set forth in Chapter 308-330 WAC, except WAC 308-330-500 through 308-330-540 relating to bicycle licensing, is hereby adopted by reference as the traffic code (ordinance) of the City of Spokane Valley. (Ord. 47 § 1, 2003).

9.05.020 Attachment of Model Traffic Ordinance.

The provisions of Chapter 308-330 WAC, containing the WMTO as adopted by reference pursuant to SVMC 9.05.010, is attached to the ordinance codified in this chapter and incorporated herein by this reference. The city clerk is to maintain a copy of the traffic code adopted by this chapter. (Ord. 47 § 2, 2003).

9.05.030 Speed limits.

A. Subject to RCW 46.61.400(1) and (3), the maximum speed limit for all City streets is established as 25 miles per hour except where a lower or greater maximum lawful speed is established by Spokane Valley ordinance or resolution pursuant to WAC 308-330-270 and RCW 46.61.415 and for which speed limit signs have been duly posted by the City. Alterations from those general speed limits, including for school zones and parks, are set forth in the master speed limit schedule, which may be adopted and amended from time to time by separate resolution. Any such alteration shall be made on the basis of an engineering and traffic investigation, be reasonable and safe, and in the interest of the health, safety and welfare of the citizens of this City. The City of Spokane Valley may amend or adopt such school speed zones as necessary and may designate school speed zones with any of the signage options pursuant to WAC 392-151-035 as adopted or amended.

B. The City senior traffic engineer or designated representative is authorized to temporarily reduce the maximum allowable speed on any city road, as the senior traffic engineer deems necessary during road construction and/or emergency conditions. The speed limit reductions shall become effective upon the placement of standard signs indicating the maximum allowable speed, and shall cease at such time as the signs are removed by the senior traffic engineer or that person’s representative. All signs placed in accordance with this section shall conform to the Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices for streets and highways for the state of Washington. (Ord. 09-003 § 2, 2009; Ord. 06-026 § 1, 2006; Ord. 47 § 3, 2003).

9.05.040 Adoption of certain other laws.

To the extent that any provision of law, rule or regulation referenced in the traffic code is necessary or convenient to establish the validity, enforceability or interpretation of the traffic code, then such provision of law, rule or regulation is hereby adopted by reference. (Ord. 47 § 4, 2003).