2022 Revised Code of Washington
Title 46 - Motor Vehicles
Chapter 46.61 - Rules of the Road.
46.61.180 - Vehicle approaching intersection—Vulnerable users of a public way—Fine.

RCW 46.61.180

Vehicle approaching intersection—Vulnerable users of a public way—Fine.

(1) When two vehicles approach or enter an intersection from different highways at approximately the same time, the driver of the vehicle on the left shall yield the right-of-way to the vehicle on the right.

(2) The right-of-way rule declared in subsection (1) of this section is modified at arterial highways and otherwise as stated in this chapter.

(3)(a) When the vehicle on the right approaching the intersection is a vulnerable user of a public way, a driver of a motor vehicle found to be in violation of this section must be assessed an additional fine equal to the base penalty assessed under RCW 46.63.110(3). This fine may not be waived, reduced, or suspended, unless the court finds the offender to be indigent, and is not subject to the additional fees and assessments that the base penalty for this violation is subject to under RCW 2.68.040, 3.62.090, and 46.63.110.

(b) For the purposes of this section, "vulnerable user of a public way" has the same meaning as provided in RCW 46.61.526(11)(c).

(4) The additional fine imposed under subsection (3) of this section must be deposited into the vulnerable roadway user education account created in RCW 46.61.145.

[ 2019 c 403 § 5; 1975 c 62 § 26; 1965 ex.s. c 155 § 28.]


Rules of court: Monetary penalty schedule—IRLJ 6.2.

Finding—Intent—Effective date—2019 c 403: See notes following RCW 46.04.071.

Severability—1975 c 62: See note following RCW 36.75.010.

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