Senate Bill No. 645
(By Senators Oliverio and McKenzie)
[Introduced February 23, 1998; referred to the
Committee on Transportation; and then to the Committee on
A BILL to amend and reenact section twenty-seven, article
fifteen, chapter seventeen-c of the code of West Virginia,
one thousand nine hundred thirty-one, as amended, relating
to motor vehicle equipment; and requiring snow plows and
salt trucks to have rotating lights on top of the vehicles.
Be it enacted by the Legislature of West Virginia:
That section twenty-seven, 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
ARTICLE 15. EQUIPMENT.
§17C-15-27. Standards for lights on snow removal equipment.
(a) The state road commission shall adopt standards and specifications applicable to head lamps, clearance lamps,
identification and other lamps on snow removal equipment when
operated on the highways of this state in lieu of the lamps
otherwise required on motor vehicles by this chapter.
removal equipment includes, but is not limited to, snow plows and
other trucks that spread salt, cinders or other substance on a
highway to treat snow or ice. The standards and specifications
may permit shall require the use of flashing lights that rotate
three hundred sixty degrees for purposes of identification on
snow removal equipment when in service upon the highways. The
standards and specifications for lamps referred to in this
section shall correlate with and, so far as possible, conform
with those approved by the American association of state highway
shall be is unlawful to operate any snow removal
equipment on any highway unless the lamps thereon comply with and
are lighted when and as required by the standards and
specifications adopted as provided in this section.
NOTE: This bill requires snow plows and salt trucks to have
flashing lights that rotate 360°.
Strike-throughs indicate language that would be stricken
from the present law, and underscoring indicates new language
that would be added.