WVC 17 C-
CHAPTER 17C. TRAFFIC REGULATIONS AND LAWS OF THE ROAD.
WVC 17 C- 20 -
ARTICLE 20. WEST VIRGINIA TURNPIKE COMMISSION.
WVC 17 C- 20 - 1
§17C-20-1. Authority of West Virginia turnpike commission.
The provisions of this chapter shall apply to toll roads
under the jurisdiction of the West Virginia turnpike commission
insofar as they are not in conflict with the provisions of
chapter one hundred thirty-nine, acts of the Legislature, regular
session, one thousand nine hundred forty-seven, as amended. The
turnpike commission shall have all rights, privileges, and powers
in regard to turnpike projects under its jurisdiction, which are
by this chapter granted, reserved or otherwise accorded to the
state road commission or commissioner or to any local or public
authority or body in regard to other public highways. In
addition, the turnpike commission shall have full authority to
adopt rules and regulations for the movement of traffic upon any
turnpike project under its jurisdiction and to amend the limits
imposed by article six (speed restrictions) and article seventeen
(size, weight, and load) of this chapter insofar as their
application to toll roads under its jurisdiction are concerned by
resolution entered upon the turnpike commission's minute book:
That speed limits so established shall be posted
conspicuously at intervals along the turnpike. Violations of any
amendments by the turnpike commission of said limits as aforesaid
or of any rules, regulations, or resolutions of the turnpike
commission adopted pursuant to this article shall be punishable
in the same manner and to the same extent as elsewhere in this
chapter provided for the punishment of violations of limits set
forth herein and of rules, regulations, resolutions, and
ordinances of the state road commission or commissioner and local or public authorities or bodies in regard to roads, streets, or
highways within their respective jurisdictions, unless no
punishment is provided elsewhere herein, in which event each such
violation shall be a misdemeanor subject to the jurisdiction of
justices of the peace and circuit courts upon conviction of which
a fine not to exceed fifty dollars shall be levied.
Note: WV Code updated with legislation passed through the 2016 Regular Session
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