RCW 46.09.490

General penaltyCivil liability.

(1) Except as provided in RCW 46.09.470(2) and 46.09.480 as now or hereafter amended, violation of the provisions of this chapter is a traffic infraction for which a penalty of not less than twenty-five dollars may be imposed.
(2) In addition to the penalties provided in subsection (1) of this section, the owner and/or the operator of any nonhighway vehicle shall be liable for any damage to property including damage to trees, shrubs, or growing crops injured as the result of travel by the nonhighway vehicle. The owner of such property may recover from the person responsible three times the amount of damage.
[ 2011 c 171 § 29; 1979 ex.s. c 136 § 42; 1977 ex.s. c 220 § 16; 1972 ex.s. c 153 § 16; 1971 ex.s. c 47 § 24. Formerly RCW 46.09.190.]


Rules of court: Monetary penalty scheduleIRLJ 6.2.
IntentEffective date2011 c 171: See notes following RCW 4.24.210.
Effective dateSeverability1979 ex.s. c 136: See notes following RCW 46.63.010.
Purpose1972 ex.s. c 153: See RCW 79A.35.070.