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Title 478 WAC – University of Washington


Chapter 478–118 WAC: Parking and Traffic Rules of the University of Washington, Tacoma

WAC 478–118–260: Pedestrian's right of way.


(1) The operator of a vehicle shall yield right of way to any pedestrian. However, no pedestrian may suddenly leave a curb or other place of safety and walk or run into the path of a vehicle that is so close that it is impossible or unsafe for the driver to yield.

(2) Whenever any vehicle slows or stops so as to yield to pedestrian traffic, the operator of any other vehicle approaching from the rear shall not overtake and pass that vehicle.

(3) Where a sidewalk is provided, pedestrians shall proceed upon the sidewalk.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 28B.10.560 and 28B.20.130. 02-15-174, § 478-118-260, filed 7/24/02, effective 8/24/02.]