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Chapter 17 C     Entire Code
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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 2015 Regular Session
The WV Code Online is an unofficial copy of the annotated WV Code, provided as a convenience. It has NOT been edited for publication, and is not in any way official or authoritative.


Recent legislation affecting the Code

Citation Year/Session Short Title
§17 C- 12 - 7 - (Amended Code)
SENATE BILL - 13
PASSED - Regular Session

SB13 SUB1 ENR  (Uploaded - 03/17/2016)
Increasing penalties for overtaking and passing stopped school buses
§17 C- 16 - 4 - (Amended Code)
SENATE BILL - 94
PASSED - Regular Session

SB94 ENR  (Uploaded - 03/10/2016)
Designating State Police Superintendent as administrator and enforcer of motor vehicle inspection program
§17 C- 6 - 1 - (Amended Code)
SENATE BILL - 476
PASSED - Regular Session

SB476 ENR  (Uploaded - 03/16/2016)
Relating to driving restrictions in school zones
§17 C- 3 - 7 - (Amended Code)
SENATE BILL - 648
PASSED - Regular Session

SB648 ENR  (Uploaded - 03/10/2016)
Allowing local authorities permit flashing traffic signals during low traffic times
§17 C- 5 - 2 B - (Amended Code)
HOUSE BILL - 2665
PASSED - Regular Session

HB2665 SUB ENR  (Uploaded - 03/15/2016)
Relating to participation in Motor Vehicle Alcohol Test and Lock Program
§17 C- 16 - 5 - (Amended Code)
§17 C- 16 - 6 - (Amended Code)
HOUSE BILL - 4662
PASSED - Regular Session

HB4662 SUB ENR  (Uploaded - 03/17/2016)
Permitting the Superintendent of the State Police to collect $3 dollars from the sale of motor vehicle inspection stickers
§17 C- 15 - 19 - (Amended Code)
HOUSE BILL - 4674
PASSED - Regular Session

HB4674 ENR  (Uploaded - 03/07/2016)
Relating to motor vehicle back-up lamps
§17 C- 5 - 2 - (Amended Code)
HOUSE BILL - 4738
PASSED - Regular Session

hb4738 ENR  (Uploaded - 03/23/2016)
Relating to the offense of driving in an impaired state
§17 C- 5 - 2 B - (Amended Code)
SENATE BILL - 1015
PASSED - 1st Special Session

SB1015 ENR  (Uploaded - 06/21/2016)
Relating to participation in Motor Vehicle Alcohol Test and Lock Program
Note: WV Code updated with legislation passed through the 2015 Regular Session
The WV Code Online is an unofficial copy of the annotated WV Code, provided as a convenience. It has NOT been edited for publication, and is not in any way official or authoritative.
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