RCW 46.75.020

OperationRequirements.

An eligible entity may operate a personal delivery device so long as all of the following requirements are met:
(1) The personal delivery device is operated in accordance with all ordinances, resolutions, rules and regulations established by the jurisdiction governing the rights-of-way within which the personal delivery device is operated;
(2) An eligible entity may operate a personal delivery device only upon:
(a) Crosswalks; and
(b)(i) Sidewalks; or
(ii) If a sidewalk is not provided or is not accessible, an area where a pedestrian is permitted to travel, subject to RCW 46.61.250, provided that the adjacent roadway has a speed limit of less than forty-five miles per hour;
(3) A personal delivery device operator is controlling or monitoring the navigation and operation of the personal delivery device;
(4) The eligible entity maintains an insurance policy that includes general liability coverage of not less than one hundred thousand dollars for damages arising from the operation of the personal delivery device by the eligible entity and any agent of the eligible entity;
(5) The eligible entity must report any incidents, resulting in personal injury or property damage that meets the accident reporting threshold for property damage under RCW 46.52.030(5), to the law enforcement agency of the local jurisdiction governing the right-of-way containing the sidewalk, crosswalk, or roadway where the incident occurred, within forty-eight hours of the incident;
(6) The eligible entity registers an agent located in Washington state for the purposes of addressing traffic infractions and incidents involving personal delivery devices operated by the eligible entity;
(7) The eligible entity submits a self-certification form to the department with the information required under RCW 46.75.030, both before operating a personal delivery device and on an annual basis thereafter;
(8) The personal delivery device is equipped with all of the following:
(a) A marker that clearly identifies the name and contact information of the eligible entity operating the personal delivery device, a unique identification number for the device, and the name and contact information including a mailing address of the agent required to be registered under subsection (6) of this section;
(b) A braking system that enables the personal delivery device to come to a controlled stop; and
(c) If the personal delivery device is being operated between sunset and sunrise, a light on both the front and rear of the personal delivery device that is visible on all sides of the personal delivery device in clear weather from a distance of at least five hundred feet to the front and rear of the personal delivery device when directly in front of low beams of headlights on a motor vehicle; and
(9) A delivery device may not be operated in Washington until it has been added to the list in the self-certification and the annual registration fee has been paid.
[ 2019 c 214 § 2.]

NOTES:

Effective date2019 c 214: See note following RCW 46.75.010.