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Traffic Laws, Rules, and Standards for Local Agencies

For questions pertaining to traffic tickets/citations received, please contact the jurisdiction that issued the citation: city or town , county , tribe , or Washington State Patrol . WSDOT is does not handle these types of questions. For other types of questions please contact the Traffic Services Manager .

Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD) as modified by Washington State

The United States Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Title 23 Highways, Section 655.603 requires that states follow the Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD). Revised Code of Washington (RCW) 47.36.030 and RCW 47.36.060 require that agencies in Washington state follow uniform standards for the placement of traffic control devices. Washington Administrative Code (WAC) 468-95 makes the 2009 MUTCD that standard and modifies it for Washington state's laws and unique circumstances.

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Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the Rehabilitation Act

Local agencies must also comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the Rehabilitation Act regarding disabled pedestrians.

Washington state laws & rules

Search for state laws and rules:

Washington State Legislature Web page

Traffic control devices:

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For questions, assistance, or recommendations on specific situations, please contact the Traffic Services Manager . However, for questions pertaining to citations received, please contact the jurisdiction that issued the citation: city or town , county , tribe , or Washington State Patrol .

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