WVC 21 - 3 - 16
§21-3-16. Inclosure of streetcar platforms.
It shall be unlawful for any person, firm or corporation
owning or operating a street railway in this state, or for any
officer or agent thereof having charge or control of the
management of such line or railway, or the cars thereof,
operating electric, cable or other cars propelled either by
steam, cable or electricity, which require the constant services,
care or attention of any person or persons upon the platforms of
any such car, to require or permit such services, attention or
care by any of its employees, or any other person or persons,
unless such person, firm or corporation, its officers or
superintending or managing agents, have first provided the
platforms of such car with a proper and sufficient inclosure
constructed of wood, iron, glass or similar suitable material,
sufficient to protect such employees from exposure to the winds
and inclemencies of the weather.
Any person, firm or corporation who violates the provisions
of this section shall be guilty of a misdemeanor, and, upon
conviction thereof, shall be fined not less than twenty nor more
than one hundred dollars. Each day that such person, firm or
corporation causes any of its employees to operate such car or
cars in violation of the aforesaid provisions, or causes a car or
cars to be used or operated in violation thereof, shall be deemed
a separate offense: Provided, That the provisions of this
section shall not apply to cars used and known as trailing cars.
Note: WV Code updated with legislation passed through the 2016 Regular Session
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