Drivers and bicyclists must yield to pedestrians on sidewalks and in crosswalks

RCW 46.61.261 Sidewalks, crosswalks — Pedestrians, bicycles

RCW 46.61.261

1) The driver of a vehicle shall yield the right-of-way to any pedestrian or bicycle on a sidewalk. The rider of a bicycle shall yield the right-of-way to a pedestrian on a sidewalk or crosswalk.

     (2)(a) If a person is found to have committed an infraction under this section within a school, playground, or crosswalk speed zone created under RCW 46.61.440, the person must be assessed a monetary penalty equal to twice the penalty assessed under RCW 46.63.110. The penalty may not be waived, reduced, or suspended.

     (b) Fifty percent of the moneys collected under this subsection must be deposited into the school zone safety account.


[2010 c 242 § 3; 2000 c 85 § 2; 1975 c 62 § 41.]