H. B. 2594
(By Delegate Love, By Request)
[Introduced January 10, 1996; referred to the
Committee on Roads and Transportation.]
A BILL to amend and reenact section two, article fifteen,
chapter seventeen-c of the code of West Virginia, one
thousand nine hundred thirty-one, as amended, relating to
requiring vehicles to use lights during unfavorable
atmospheric conditions; and removing the requirement that
motorcycles use lights at all times.
Be it enacted by the Legislature of West Virginia:
That section two, article fifteen, chapter seventeen-c of
the code of West Virginia, one thousand nine hundred thirty-one,
as amended, be amended and reenacted to read as follows:
ARTICLE 15. EQUIPMENT.
§17C-15-2. When lighted lamps are required.
other than a motorcycle, motor-driven cycle
or moped operated upon a highway within this state at any time
from sunset to sunrise, or during fog, smoke, rain or other
unfavorable atmospheric conditions, or at any other time when
there is not sufficient light to render clearly discernible persons and vehicles on the highway at a distance of five
hundred feet ahead, shall display lighted lamps and illuminating
devices as hereinafter respectively required under this article
for different classes of vehicles, subject to exceptions with
respect to parked vehicles as hereinafter stated provided in
this article. Every motorcycle, motor-driven cycle and moped
shall display lighted head lamps at all times when upon the
NOTE: The purpose of this bill is to remove the
requirement that motorcycles display their headlights at all
times when on the highway.
Strike-throughs indicate language that would be stricken
from the present law, and underscoring indicates new language
that would be added.