Chapter 10.28


10.28.010    Requirements generally.

10.28.020    Designated.

10.28.030    Reduced speed required when.

10.28.040    Trains – Speed limit while crossing public streets.

10.28.050    Trains – Additional restrictions.

10.28.060    Violation – Penalty.

*For statutory provisions establishing speed restrictions, see RCW 46.61.40046.61.475.

10.28.010 Requirements generally.

No person shall drive a vehicle upon a street or highway within the city at a speed greater than is reasonable and prudent under the conditions and having regard to the actual and potential hazards then existing. In every event speed shall be so controlled as may be necessary to avoid colliding with any person, vehicle or other conveyance on or entering the street or highway in compliance with legal requirements and it is the duty of all persons to use due care. (Ord. A-613 § 1, 1967).

10.28.020 Designated.

Except when a special hazard exists that requires lower speed for compliance with TMC 10.28.010, the limits specified in this section shall be maximum lawful speeds, and no person shall drive a vehicle on a street or highway at a speed in excess of the following maximum limits:

A. Twenty-five miles per hour on streets which are not part of a state highway, except that the maximum speed limit shall be 20 miles per hour on the following streets:

1. On South Alder Street, between West First Avenue and Washington Avenue;

2. On Division Street, between West Second Avenue and Toppenish Avenue;

3. On West First Avenue, between South Beech Street and Division Street;

4. On Jefferson Avenue, between South Alder Street and West First Avenue;

5. On Toppenish Avenue, between West Second Avenue and Asotin Avenue; and

6. On Washington Avenue, between South Alder Street and Toppenish Avenue.

B. Twenty-five miles per hour on those streets, or portions thereof (South Elm Street and Buena Way), which are a part of SR 22 within the city, and which extend from SR 97 north to Hoquiam Avenue;

C. Thirty-five miles per hour on Buena Way from Hoquiam to Kelso Avenue;

D. Fifty miles per hour on Buena Way (SR 22) from Kelso Avenue to the northerly city limits. (Ord. 95-10 §§ 1 – 3, 1995; Ord. 92-9 § 1, 1992; Ord. 90-1 §§ 1, 2, 1990; Ord. 88-22 § 1, 1988; Ord. 88-19 § 1, 1988; Ord. B-264 § 1, 1983; Ord. B-19 § 1, 1974; Ord. B-6 § 1, 1973; Ord. A-613 § 2, 1967).

10.28.030 Reduced speed required when.

The driver of every vehicle shall, consistent with the requirements of TMC 10.28.010, drive at an appropriate reduced speed when approaching and crossing an intersection or railway grade crossing, when approaching and going around a curve, when approaching a hill crest, when travelling upon any narrow or winding roadway, and when special hazard exists with respect to pedestrians or other traffic or by reason of weather or street or highway conditions. (Ord. A-613 § 3, 1967).

10.28.040 Trains – Speed limit while crossing public streets.

It is unlawful for any person or persons having in charge any locomotive or train or switch train to travel at a greater speed than 30 miles per hour across any public street or avenue crossing within the corporate limits of the city. (Ord. A-197 § 1, 1940; Ord. A-99 § 1, 1931).

10.28.050 Trains – Additional restrictions.

It is unlawful for any person having in charge any switch train within the corporate limits of the city to allow any flying switches to be made across any street or avenue crossing, or to allow any car or cars to cross any street or avenue in the city which is not securely attached to a locomotive unless a train or yard man shall precede on foot any car or cars being shoved, kicked or dropped over said public crossing or the tracks on which cars are located shall be protected by a gate, watchman or automatic signal. (Ord. A-99 § 2, 1931).

10.28.060 Violation – Penalty.

Any person violating any provision of this chapter shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor and shall be punishable as set forth in Chapter 1.24 TMC. (Ord. A-99 § 3, 1931).