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Chapter 17C  |  Article 17C - 10A  |  Section 2
WVC 17 C- CHAPTER 17C. TRAFFIC REGULATIONS AND LAWS OF THE ROAD.
WVC 17 C- 10 A- ARTICLE 10A. OPERATION OF ELECTRIC PERSONAL ASSISTIVE MOBILITY DEVICES.

WVC 17 C- 10 A- 1 §17C-10A-1. Definitions.
For purposes of this article, the definition of an "electric personal assistive mobility device" is the same definition as previously set forth in section sixty-six, article one of this chapter, and "operator" shall refer to the operator of an electric personal assistive mobility device.

WVC 17 C- 10 A- 2 §17C-10A-2. Equipment requirements and operating standards for electric personal assistive mobility devices; applicability of motor vehicle code; penalties.
(a) An electric personal assistive mobility device shall be equipped with:

(1) Front, rear and side reflectors;

(2) A braking system that enables the operator to bring the device to a controlled stop; and

(3) If operated at any time from one-half hour after sunset to one-half hour before sunrise, a lamp that emits a white light that sufficiently illuminates the area in front of the device.

(b) An operator of an electric personal assistive mobility device traveling on a sidewalk, roadway or bicycle path shall have the rights and duties of a pedestrian and shall exercise due care to avoid colliding with pedestrians. An operator shall yield the right of way to pedestrians.

(c) Except as provided in this section, no other provisions of the motor vehicle code shall apply to electric personal assistive mobility devices.

(d) An operator who violates a provision of subsection (a) or (b) of this section shall receive a warning for the first offense. For a second or subsequent offense, the operator shall be punished by a fine of no less than ten dollars and no greater than one hundred dollars.

Note: WV Code updated with legislation passed through the 2014 1st Special Session
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