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Responsibilities of Pedestrians and Bicyclists  Many in the Tri-Cities area are unaware of the responsibilities of pedestrians and bicyclists. Though a pedestrian always has the right of way, there are still rules for them to follow. Likewise, bicyclists have a responsibility just as a vehicle when riding on the roadway. Knowing your legal duties is crucial to protect you as you use the roadways.  All users of the roadways in Washington should be vigilant in knowing their duties and responsibilities.

A summary of some of the Washington state pedestrian laws can be found at:  The summary reviews relevant duties for obedience to traffic signals, use of sidewalks, use of the roadway, and more.

A summary of some of your responsibilities as a bicyclist can be found at:  The laws discussed include riding at night, riding on the roadway, and more.

The Washington Rule of the Road concerning the legal duties of Pedestrians and Bicyclists not being relieved due to passing and overtaking laws is as follows:

RCW 46.61.126 Pedestrians and bicyclists—Legal duties.

Nothing in RCW 46.61.110, 46.61.120, or 46.61.125 relieves pedestrians and bicyclists of their legal duties while traveling on public highways.

You can find the RCW’s mentioned in RCW 46.61.126 at:

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