SENATE BILL 6353
State of Washington 52nd Legislature 1992 Regular Session
By Senator McCaslin
Read first time 01/27/92. Referred to Committee on Transportation.
AN ACT Relating to railroads; amending RCW 81.48.010; and adding a new section to chapter 81.48 RCW.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF WASHINGTON:
NEW SECTION. Sec. 1. A new section is added to chapter 81.48 RCW to read as follows:
Any county with a population of two hundred ten thousand or more that does not adjoin a county with a population of one hundred twenty-five thousand or more may adopt ordinances that restrict the ringing of bells or sounding of whistles on locomotives where a railway crosses a traveled road or street on the same level outside a city if automatic grade crossing signals or gates are in place.
Sec. 2. RCW 81.48.010 and 1961 c 14 s 81.48.010 are each amended to read as follows:
engineer driving a locomotive on any railway who ((
shall fail)) fails
to ring the bell or sound the whistle upon (( such)) the
locomotive, or cause the same to be rung or sounded, at least eighty
rods from any place where (( such)) the railway crosses a traveled
road or street on the same level (except in cities or in counties that enact
ordinances under section 1 of this act), or to continue the ringing of (( such))
the bell or sounding of (( such)) the whistle until (( such))
the locomotive (( shall have)) has crossed (( such)) the
road or street, (( shall be)) is guilty of a misdemeanor.