U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT), through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), and the Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards and Regulations (FMVSS) the required standards are established and set. Washington State law adopted the standards. Title 49 of the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), Part 571-Standard 218 (49 C.F.R. Sec. 571.218) sets the minimum standards for a legal helmet in the United States. A bit of trivia, FMVSS sets the minimum standards for all motor vehicles and motor vehicle equipment (seat belts, mirrors etc.) sold in the United States. You will be able to identify a legal helmet when you understand these minimum standards.
That’s a very long document, so I’ll make this as simple as possible. There are two dead (no pun intended) giveaways in identifying an illegal helmet:• FMVSS 218 compliant motorcycle safety helmets will have a firm inner liner of polystyrene foam that is about one inch thick. In some helmets this may covered by a comfort liner, but you can feel the thickness. Non-compliant helmets normally contain no liner or thin soft foam padding. Layman’s language, if you don’t have a minimum of one-inch padding between your head and the hard outer shell of the helmet, it’s not legal.• The neck or chin strap retention system must be secured and made of metal fasteners. These two, of many helmet requirements are the two easiest identifiable requirements. If a motorcyclist is riding with a helmet that doesn’t meet these easily spotted requirements, an officer has probable cause to make a traffic stop on the rider. Once the rider is stopped there are other regulations that will prove the helmet is what we call, a “Novelty Helmet.”
DOT Sticker • Compliant motorcycle safety helmets will have the symbol “DOT” permanently installed by the manufacturer on the back of the helmet. Some “novelty type” helmets are supplied with a separate “DOT” sticker or one can be purchased separately and placed on the helmet by the motorcyclists. This does not make this a compliant helmet.
Manufacturer’s Label • Each compliant motorcycle safety helmet will have a permanently attached label either sewn or glued in the interior of the helmet by the manufacturer that has the manufacturers name or identification, precise model, size, month and year of manufacture, type of shell and liner construction materials and an instruction label for cleaning and care of the helmet.Once a suspected rider, wearing a suspected illegal helmet is stopped, the DOT Sticker and/or the Manufacturer’s Label are usually not found on the helmet. I’ve attached the RCW that covers Washington State law requiring motorcycle helmets. I hope this helps to answer your question. If you have any further questions, don’t hesitate to contact us.
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Double park Obstruct traffic 15’ of a fire hydrant 25’ of a crosswalk 30’ of a Stop Sign Park within 5’ of a driveway Park where official signs prohibit
These are just a few of the parking rules found in MMC 11.08 and RCW 46.61.570. There is no specific law prohibiting a vehicle from parking in a (legal) manner, which blocks a mailbox. However, in some cases the two examples I highlighted may come into play, which would make parking prohibited. Therefore, if an official state or city sign is posted and states “No Parking” or “Parking Prohibited” in the area of the mailbox, then parking a violation may exist. Additionally, if a vehicle is parked within five feet of a driveway, and by doing so blocks a mailbox, this too may be a parking violation. You may research these and other rule at your leisure. Simply go to the City of Marysville website and open the link to “Municipal code.” The State’s RCW pertaining to parking can be found by simply doing a web-search of “RCW 46.61.” If you believe a traffic or pedestrian hazard exist on your street, don’t hesitate to call 911. I hope this information will help you answer your question. Please feel free to email me if you have any further questions. City of Marysville Parking Rules
I’ve attached the link below for you to read at your convenience. Infractions must be observed by an Officer
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As for riding a skateboard on a public highway, you may not be stopped for RCW 46.61.400 (Basic rule and maximum limits), but you may be stopped for “Disorderly conduct.” As previously mentioned, a skateboard does not meet the definition of a “Vehicle,” however, disorderly conduct does not require a person to be on or in a vehicle. The definition of “Disorderly conduct is:? RCW 9A.84.030-Disorderly conduct. “A person is guilty of disorderly conduct if the person intentionally obstructs vehicular or pedestrian traffic without lawful authority…”Here’s what the officer would need to articulate in order to stop and potentially arrest a skateboard rider for disorderly conduct. The officer would need to articulate that your speed going down the hill faster than the posted speed limit caused or is causing other vehicles to alter their normal driving pattern, which obstructs vehicular or pedestrian traffic. “Obstructs” is defined as:? Blocking, makes difficult to pass, interrupt, hinder, or oppose the passage, progress, and/or course…
If the courts find a person violated RCW 46.61.400, the person is guilty of an infraction. If the courts find a person violated RCW 9A.84.030, the person is guilty of a misdemeanor, which is a criminal offense. Speeding
RCW 46.61.202, Stopping when traffic obstructed. No driver shall enter an intersection or a marked crosswalk or drive onto any railroad grade crossing unless there is sufficient space on the other side of the intersection, crosswalk, or railroad grade crossing to accommodate the vehicle he or she is operating without obstructing the passage of other vehicles, pedestrians, or railroad trains notwithstanding any traffic control signal indications to proceed.
As the RCW states, by occupying space in the middle of an intersection, the driver is obstructing that portion of the roadway. The middle of the intersection is not a lane. It an intersection, which should be clear unless the vehicle is moving safely through to the other side of the intersection. Blocking the intersection
10.04.315 Chickens. The keeping of chickens for personal use of the household shall be permitted subject to the following:(1) A maximum of six female chickens may be kept on residential lots less than one acre in size; provided, that roosters are prohibited on lots that are less than one acre in size.(2) A suitable shelter that is constructed so as to discourage predators shall be provided. The shelter shall be maintained in good working condition.(a) Shelters, pens, and similar chicken enclosures shall be in the rear yard and shall be set back a minimum of 20 feet from neighboring residentially occupied structures.(b) Shelters, pens, and similar chicken enclosures shall be kept clean and free from disagreeable odors. No organic materials furnishing food for flies shall be allowed to accumulate on the premises. All manure and other refuse must be kept in tightly covered fly-proof receptacles and disposed of at least once each week in a manner approved by the animal control officer.(c) Chickens may roam freely in the rear yard as long as they are contained on the premises by a fence.(3) Chickens may be processed on the premises; provided, that the processing occurs in the rear yard out of public view.(4) Infected chickens with diseases harmful to humans shall be removed from the premises. (Ord. 2900 § 2, 2012).
As for the noise;
6.76.060 Public nuisance and disturbance noises. It is unlawful for any person to cause, or for any person in possession of property to allow to originate from said property, sound that is a public nuisance. The following sources of sound are defined to be public nuisances, except to the extent that they may be specifically exempted by other provisions of this chapter:(1) Frequent, repetitive or continuous noise made by any animal which unreasonably disturbs or interferes with peace, comfort and repose of property owners or possessors, except that such sounds shall be exempt when originating from lawfully operated animal shelters, kennels, pet shops, and veterinary clinics;(2) 1st offense 150.00 2nd offense 300.00 3rd offense criminal misdemeanor
Here is a list of acceptable photo identifications you may use to apply for an original CPL:• Current Passport• Current Washington State Driver’s License• Current out of state identification• Current Law Enforcement Identification• Current Military identification
Please review the state law on CPL. You can find it under RCW 9.41.070. This RCW lists a plethora of conditions that must be met in order to qualify for a CPL. Concealed Pistol License
• A person who acquired a firearm other than a pistol by operation of law upon the death of the former owner of the firearm; or acquired a pistol by operation of law upon the death of the former owner of the pistol within the preceding sixty days. At the end of the sixty-day period, the person must either have lawfully transferred the pistol or must have contacted the department of licensing to notify the department that he or she has possession of the pistol and intends to retain possession of the pistol, in compliance with all federal and state laws.To answer your question more directly, it would depend upon the date the firearm was transferred. From a criminal standpoint, ownership would not be influenced by a post I-594 transfer, because it would constitute a felony violation to still possess the firearm, with the owner absent, beyond the immediate instances listed above. If the transfer occurred prior to I-594, it could be interpreted as a civil issue. However, it could also be interpreted as whoever now has physical possession of the firearm (post I-594) is the owner, and returning the firearm to its previous owner could constitute an illegal transfer if not conducted at a licensed dealer, subject to all required background checks. No case law could be located indicating a court decision on this topic. Transfer of firearms
The FAA is not a law enforcement agency. They do not have enforcement powers over the regulations they set; therefore, state and local agencies must adopt and/or pass laws to define the scope of enforcement within their jurisdiction. It is my understanding that currently state law only addresses the use of drones by government agencies. In short government agencies are prohibited from using drones without first obtaining a search warrant, unless there is a situation of life and/or death; such as a large natural disaster.
As far as looking into your windows, assuming there is some sort of camera system onboard the drone, laws for photographing from a public area would most likely come into play. As long as the camera is on or over a public area, or over the operator’s private property, it is my understanding that photographs may be taken. This would be similar to people walking on the street or sidewalk taking pictures of your house or windows, or in any direction for that matter. However, it is not permissible for anyone or a drone to enter your property or property of another’s to take photographs of your property. So, if the drone is flying “around” your house, there may be in issue of trespassing once it enters someone else’s or your property.
Additionally, the operation of a drone near and around your property, as well as your neighbor’s property may fall under local “Public Nuisance” laws. Public nuisance, specifically related to noise, must raise to the level of “unreasonable disturbance or interfere with peace, comfort and repose of owners or possessors of real property.” Law enforcement can immediately address this drone situation if it meets these criteria. It sounds like this may be the case. If so, call 911 and an officer will be dispatched to your location to help address this situation. It may mean educating the drone operator, or it may be a situation where enforcement is reasonable for the specific situation.
I’ve attached a link that may help provide you with additional information. I hope this helps to answer your question. Drone Regulations
The MMC you mentioned is a civil infraction.Warnings are not required to be issued before a civil infraction is given. Thisis the same as a traffic ticket. Traffic tickets are civil infractions. Anofficer may elect to warn or cite. The MMC you mentioned is usually providedwith a 48 hour warning period; However, A WARNING PERIOD IS NOT REQUIRED.
The MMC you mentioned has a graduated penalty structure. Thismeans an officer may cite the violator for every day the violation occurs. Thesecond occurrence is a $300.00 fine. This $300.00 fine can be issued the dayafter the first violation. The officer may then elect to either continue eachsubsequent violation with additional $300.00 fines or may elect to cite orarrest for a criminal offense of the mentioned MMC once the court has found twoprevious violations have been committed. This graduated penalty structure is typical of most MMC/Public Nuisance/Code Violations.