Be aware that if you are riding your animal on the roadway or driving an animal drawn vehicle that you are granted the same rights as other drivers on the road. As we have learned from Uncle Ben from Spiderman and Voltiare, “With great power comes great responsibility”. Since you are vested with the same rights as other drivers, you are also subject to the same applicable rules and duties as other drivers on the road. That means you are still liable in the event of a car accident.
In the Tri-Cities community, riding your animal or seeing others riding their animals on the road is not a rare sighting as it may be to some Washington Westerners. To provide safe travels while enjoying your ride, be sure to watch and obey traffic signs and signals, watch for others using the roadways and follow directions from traffic regulators to help ensure that your ride goes smoothly.
The laws concerning riding animals or driving animal-draw vehicles are as follows as stated in the Washington Rules of the Road:
46.61.025: Persons Riding Animal or Driving Animal-Drawn Vehicles
Every person riding an animal or driving any animal-drawn vehicle upon a roadway shall be granted all of the rights and shall be subject to all of the duties applicable to the driver of a vehicle by this chapter except those provisions of this chapter which by their very nature can have no application.
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