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Yield the Right of Way When Entering the Roadway


As a driver in Washington state, it is the law to yield the right of way when entering the roadway.  Not yielding the right of way could result in a car accident you could be held responsible for any damages that are a result of the accident.

The rule of the road regarding a vehicle entering a highway from a private road or drive way is as follows:

RCW 46.61.205: Vehicle entering highway from private road or driveway.

The driver of a vehicle about to enter or cross a highway from a private road or driveway shall yield the right-of-way to all vehicles lawfully approaching on said highway.

To yield the right of way when entering the roadway, one must be free of distractions. Often times car accidents occur from the driver attempting to enter the roadway while distracted.  According to the Washington Department of Transportation, in 2015 Inattention was a contributing circumstance in over 33,000 accidents.  The 2015 Annual Collision Summary by the Washington Department of Transportation found here:

Distractions can be caused by the following:

  • Passengers (adults and children)
  • Other drivers
  • Cell phones
  • Music players (radio, mp3, etc.)
  • Beverages and food

Ignoring these distractions while operating a motor vehicle will help you to avoid a car accident.

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Dog Bite Laws in Kennewick, Washington

Call Now For a Free Consultation 509-582-7274 Dog Bite Laws in Kennewick, Washington The legal dog bite laws for Kennewick, Washington is as follows. Please check the following link to city ordinances for any updates or changes to the laws: ( Chapter 8.02 – Animal Control) Definition of Terms Abandon means the knowing or reckless desertion…

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Washington State Dog Bite Statute

Call Now For a Free Consultation 509-582-7274 Washington State Dog Bite Statute Can the victim of a dog bite sue the dog owner in the state of Washington? Know the personal injury liability rules and defenses regarding dog bites in the dog bite statute for the state of Washington below. Washington State Dog Bite Statute…

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Tri-Cities, Washington Law Office

Our Tri-Cities, Washington law office provides legal services to injury clients in and surrounding Tri-Cities, including clients injured in accidents in Kennewick, Pasco, and Richland, Washington. Visit or call our Tri-Cities office now.

Parke Gordon LLC

8905 W Gage Blvd, #200
Kennewick, WA 99336
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