Senate Bill No. 61
(By Senator Bailey)
[Introduced January 15, 1996; referred to the Committee
on the Judiciary.]
A BILL to amend and reenact section four-b, article three,
chapter seventeen-c of the code of West Virginia, one
thousand nine hundred thirty-one, as amended, relating to
providing a minimum fine of one hundred dollars for traffic
violations in construction zones or areas when workers are
Be it enacted by the Legislature of West Virginia:
That section four-b, article three, 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 3. TRAFFIC SIGNS, SIGNALS AND MARKINGS.
§17C-3-4b. Traffic violations in construction zones posting
requirement; criminal penalties.
(a) At each and every location where street or highway
construction work is to be conducted a sign shall be posted at
least one thousand feet from the construction site, or as close
to one thousand feet from the construction site as is practicable
given the location of the site when workers are present,
notifying all motorists as to the speed limit and displaying the
words "construction work".
(b) Any person who violates any posted speed restriction or
traffic restriction at such construction site referred to in
subsection (a) of this section, when workers are present, is
guilty of a misdemeanor and, upon conviction thereof, shall be
fined not less than one hundred dollars
not nor more than two
hundred dollars or incarcerated in a county or regional jail not
more than twenty days, or both.
(c) 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.
NOTE: The purpose of this bill is to provide for a minimum
fine of $100.00 for traffic violations in construction areas.
Strike-throughs indicate language that would be stricken
from the present law, and underscoring indicates new language that would be added.