In an auto accident, evidence that one driver was violating a rule of the road is often used to support a determination of who is at fault for the accident. However, every driver, even when obeying all rules of the road, is required to exercise due care while driving. This requirement can see a driver who has obeyed all traffic laws to still be the cause of an accident. An example of this is reckless driving. While the law provides that driving in excess of the speed limit is evidence that the driver was driving recklessly, if another driver was not exercising due care, both drivers can be found to be at fault for a resulting accident.
RCW 46.61.445: Due care required.
Compliance with speed requirements of this chapter under the circumstances herein above set forth shall not relieve the operator of any vehicle from the further exercise of due care and caution as further circumstances shall require.
RCW 46.61.465: Exceeding speed limit evidence of reckless driving.
The unlawful operation of a vehicle in excess of the maximum lawful speeds provided in this chapter at the point of operation and under the circumstances described shall be prima facie evidence of the operation of a motor vehicle in a reckless manner by the operator thereof.
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