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Enrolled Version - Final Version Senate Bill 205 History

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ENROLLED

Senate Bill No. 205

(By Senators Beach, Edgell, D. Facemire, Klempa and Wills)

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[Passed March 2, 2012; in effect ninety days from passage.]

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AN ACT to amend and reenact §17C-3-4b of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, relating to signage for construction zones; and other traffic restrictions.

Be it enacted by the Legislature of West Virginia:

    That §17C-3-4b of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, be amended and reenacted to read as follows:

ARTICLE 3. TRAFFIC SIGNS, SIGNALS AND MARKINGS.

§17C-3-4b. Traffic violations in construction zones; posting requirement; criminal penalty.

    (a) Where street or highway construction work is being conducted, signs and other traffic control devices, as adopted in section one, article three, chapter seventeen-c of this code, shall be posted giving the location of the work and notifying all motorists as to the speed limit and any other traffic restrictions.

    (b) Any person who exceeds any posted speed restriction or traffic restriction at a construction site referred to in subsection (a) of this section by less than fifteen miles per hour is guilty of a misdemeanor and, upon conviction thereof, shall be fined not more than $200.

    (c) Any person who exceeds any posted speed restriction or traffic restriction at a construction site referred to in subsection (a) of this section by fifteen miles per hour or more is guilty of a misdemeanor and, upon conviction thereof, shall be fined not more than $200 or confined in a regional jail not more than twenty days, or both.

    (d) Nothing in this section shall be construed to preclude prosecution of any operator of a motor vehicle who commits a violation of any other provision of this code for such violation.

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