Common Cause for Car Accidents is Failure to Obey Traffic Controls
One of the most common cause for car accidents is failure to obey traffic controls such as a stop sign or a red light. Washington law requires vehicles, bikes, and pedestrians to obey all traffic signals. Many cities have started cracking down on drivers who disobey red lights through the use of cameras. Spokane, through its “Photo Red” program has placed red-light cameras at ten intersections. Violators are photographed by the camera and, if a violation is found, can receive a ticket in the mail. Avoid a car accident and/or any fines by obeying all traffic control devices.
RCW 46.61.050: Obedience to and required traffic control devices.
(1) The driver of any vehicle, every bicyclist, and every pedestrian shall obey the instructions of any official traffic control device applicable thereto placed in accordance with the provisions of this chapter, unless otherwise directed by a traffic or police officer, subject to the exception granted the driver of an authorized emergency vehicle in this chapter.
(2) No provision of this chapter for which official traffic control devices are required shall be enforced against an alleged violator if at the time and place of the alleged violation an official device is not in proper position and sufficiently legible or visible to be seen by an ordinarily observant person. Whenever a particular section does not state that official traffic control devices are required, such section shall be effective even though no devices are erected or in place.
(3) Whenever official traffic control devices are placed in position approximately conforming to the requirements of this chapter, such devices shall be presumed to have been so placed by the official act or direction of lawful authority, unless the contrary shall be established by competent evidence.
(4) Any official traffic control device placed pursuant to the provisions of this chapter and purporting to conform to the lawful requirements pertaining to such devices shall be presumed to comply with the requirements of this chapter, unless the contrary shall be established by competent evidence.
Car Accident Lawyer Spokane
If you’re ever injured by someone who ran a stop sign or red light, you need you need a personal injury lawyer in Spokane to handle your case. Our experienced and knowledgeable attorneys at Parke Gordon Law Firm will work hard to get you the compensation you deserve. Contact the law office of personal injury attorney Mat Parke today for a free consultation. This is your opportunity to speak with an experienced personal injury attorney about your case for free. Call (509) 482-7274 to get started on receiving a fair settlement from your personal injury case.
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