Chapter 9.05


9.05.010    Short title and adoption by reference.

9.05.020    Purpose and interpretation.

9.05.030    Effect of partial invalidity.

9.05.040    Effect on existing rights.

9.05.050    Savings.

9.05.060    Effect of headings and references.

9.05.070    Existing permits to remain in force.

9.05.080    Vehicle owner to act in person—Agents.

9.05.090    False representation prohibited.

9.05.100    Advertising—Printing code.

9.05.110    Uniformity of application.

9.05.010 Short title and adoption by reference.

This title, “Traffic,” of the city of Yakima Municipal Code constitutes the “Traffic Code” of the city of Yakima and may be cited as such. Those sections of the Revised Code of Washington which are adopted by reference shall constitute part of this title as though set forth fully herein. (Ord. 2735 § 2 (part), 1983).

9.05.020 Purpose and interpretation.

This traffic title is enacted in the exercise of the police power of the city of Yakima, to protect and preserve the public peace, health, safety and economic welfare, and all of its provisions shall be liberally construed for the accomplishment of that purpose. (Ord. 2735 § 2 (part), 1983).

9.05.030 Effect of partial invalidity.

If any provision or part thereof of this title or its application to any persons or circumstance is for any reason held to be invalid, the remainder of that provision and this title or the application of the provisions or part thereof to other persons or circumstances is not affected. (Ord. 2735 § 2 (part), 1983).

9.05.040 Effect on existing rights.

The repeal by this traffic title of any existing ordinance shall not revive any former ordinances heretofore repealed, nor affect any right existing or accrued, or any action or proceeding already taken, except as provided in this title. (Ord. 2735 § 2 (part), 1983).

9.05.050 Savings.

The enactment of this traffic title shall not have the effect of terminating, or in any way modifying, any liability, civil or criminal, which shall be in existence at the date this traffic title becomes effective. (Ord. 2735 § 2 (part), 1983).

9.05.060 Effect of headings and references.

Chapter headings, tables of contents, and section titles as used in this traffic title do not constitute any part of the law. (Ord. 2735 § 2 (part), 1983).

9.05.070 Existing permits to remain in force.

Except as otherwise provided herein, all permits lawfully issued under the provisions of any ordinance repealed by this traffic title shall remain in force and effect until the expiration thereof, unless sooner surrendered or revoked; subject, however, to all other provisions of this traffic title. (Ord. 2735 § 2 (part), 1983).

9.05.080 Vehicle owner to act in person—Agents.

Every act or statement required to be made by the owner or operator of any vehicle shall be made or done by the owner or operator of any vehicle and shall be made or done by the owner or operator in person, unless such owner is a company or corporation or such owner or operator is incapable of acting in person, and if the same is made or done by an agent, the necessity thereof shall be stated and shown. (Ord. 2735 § 2 (part), 1983).

9.05.090 False representation prohibited.

No person shall make a false statement or representation in any application, statement or report required by this traffic title to be made. (Ord. 2735 § 2 (part), 1983).

9.05.100 Advertising—Printing code.

It is unlawful for any person, firm or corporation to print, publish or distribute any advertising matter whatsoever in connection with this traffic title unless the applicable traffic code section in its entirety be printed therein. (Ord. 2735 § 2 (part), 1983).

9.05.110 Uniformity of application.

The provisions of this traffic title relating to the operation of vehicles shall be applicable and uniform upon all persons operating vehicles upon the highways of this city, except as otherwise specifically provided. (Ord. 2735 § 2 (part), 1983).