308-330-220 - Authority of police and fire department officials

308-330-220. Authority of police and fire department officials

(1) Officers of the police department or such officers as are assigned by the chief of police are authorized to direct all traffic by voice, hand, or signal in conformance with law: Provided, That in the event of a fire or other emergency or to expedite traffic or to safeguard pedestrians, officers of the police department may direct traffic as conditions may require notwithstanding the provisions of law.

(2) Officers of the fire department, when at the scene of a fire, may direct or assist the police in directing traffic thereat or in the immediate vicinity.

Statutory Authority: RCW 46.90.010. 94-01-082, ยง 308-330-220, filed 12/13/93, effective 7/1/94.

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