Effective Date of Rule: Thirty-one days after filing.
Purpose: To consolidate vehicle lighting standards partly under chapter 204-32 WAC into chapter 204-21 WAC and rewriting the remaining rules in clearer language.
Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Repealing WAC 204-32-040, 204-32-070, 204-32-080 and 204-32-120; and amending WAC 204-32-010, 204-32-020, 204-32-030, 204-32-050, 204-32-060, 204-32-090, 204-32-100, and 204-32-110.
Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 46.37.005 and 46.37.290.
Adopted under notice filed as WSR 08-15-097 on July 17, 2008.
Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 8, Repealed 4.
Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Date Adopted: August 27, 2008.
John R. Batiste
AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending Order 7001, filed 6/10/70, effective 7/15/70)
WAC 204-32-010 Definitions. (1) "Chief" means the chief of the Washington state patrol or their designee.
(2) "Private carrier bus" means every motor vehicle designed for the purpose of carrying passengers (having a seating capacity for eleven or more persons) used regularly to transport persons in furtherance of any organized agricultural, religious or charitable purpose. Such term does not include buses operated by common carriers under a franchise granted by any city or town or the Washington public utilities commission.
(2))) (3) "Stop signal" means a sign bearing the word
"STOP" which is actuated by the driver of the bus.
(3))) (4) "Signal lamps" means red lamps mounted on the
vehicle to be used in conjunction with the "stop signal" when
the bus is loading or unloading passengers under certain
(4))) (5) "Warning sign" means a sign to be attached to
the rear of the bus to inform following motorists of their
duty to stop when the "signal lamps" are activated.
[Order 7001, § 204-32-010, filed 6/10/70, effective 7/15/70.]
[Statutory Authority: RCW 46.37.005 and 46.37.290. 99-18-028, § 204-32-020, filed 8/24/99, effective 9/24/99; Order 7001, § 204-32-020, filed 6/10/70, effective 7/15/70.]
(1) Be ((
14)) fourteen inches vertically and (( 18))
eighteen inches horizontally (( and shall)).
(2) Be treated with red reflective material.
(3) Have the word "STOP" ((
shall be)) painted on the sign
in white with letters which are a minimum of (( 8)) eight
inches in height and having a (( 3/4)) three-quarter-inch
stroke. (( Both sides of the sign shall be treated in the same
manner and bear the same legend.)) (4) Meet the requirements
outlined in above on both sides of the sign.
(5) Be mounted on the left side of the bus just below the window line and adjacent to the driver of the bus.
(6) Be hinged at the front edge of the sign.
(7) Be manually controlled by the driver of the bus.
(8) Be so constructed as to lock in an extended position perpendicular to the side of the bus and to also lock in the closed position parallel to the side of the bus.
(9) Only be actuated by the driver of a private carrier bus whenever such vehicle is stopped on the highway for the purpose of receiving or discharging passengers, except:
(a) When the passengers boarding or alighting do not have to cross a highway and the bus is stopped completely off the main traveled portion of the roadway; or
(b) When the bus is stopped at an intersection or place where traffic is controlled by a traffic officer or official control signal.
[Order 7001, § 204-32-030, filed 6/10/70, effective 7/15/70.]
(1) Have letters not less than ((
8)) eight inches in
height. (( The lettering shall be))
(2) Have letters that are at least ((
three-quarter-inch stroke. (( These signs shall))
(3) Be located above the windshield on the front of the bus and above the rear windows on the rear of the bus.
[Order 7001, § 204-32-050, filed 6/10/70, effective 7/15/70.]
(1) Be ((
16)) sixteen inches vertically and (( 32))
thirty-two inches horizontally. (( The sign shall have))
(2) Have a background of silver retrodirective-reflex
reflective sheeting. ((
The lettering shall all be))
(3) Have lettering that is size ((
3)) three inch B. (( Line one shall))
(4) Have the letters "unlawful to" in black on line one.
Line two shall))
(5) Have the letters "pass bus when" in black on line
Line three shall))
(6) Have the letters "red lights flash" in red on line three.
|EXCEPTION:||Buses that do not stop upon the roadway to load or discharge passengers are exempt from the requirements of this section.|
[Statutory Authority: RCW 46.37.005 and 46.37.290. 99-18-028, § 204-32-060, filed 8/24/99, effective 9/24/99; Order 7001, § 204-32-060, filed 6/10/70, effective 7/15/70.]
(2) After stopping as required and upon proceeding when
it is safe to do so the driver of any private carrier bus
shall)) must cross only in such gear of the vehicle that
there will be no necessity for changing gears while traversing
such crossing and the driver (( shall)) must not shift gears
while crossing the track or tracks.
(3) No stop need be made at any such crossing where a police officer or a traffic-control signal directs traffic to proceed.
[Order 7001, § 204-32-090, filed 6/10/70, effective 7/15/70.]
[Order 7001, § 204-32-100, filed 6/10/70, effective 7/15/70.]
[Order 7001, § 204-32-110, filed 6/10/70, effective 7/15/70.]
The following sections of the Washington Administrative Code are repealed:
|WAC 204-32-040||Mounting and activation of warning devices.|
|WAC 204-32-070||Color of turn signal and stop lamps.|
|WAC 204-32-080||Use of warning devices.|
|WAC 204-32-120||Effective date.|