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Chapter 17 C     Entire Code
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Chapter 17C  |  Article 17C - 20  |  Section 1
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: Provided, 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 2013 1st Special 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- 6 - 11 - (New Code)
§17 C- 15 - 26 - (Amended Code)
SENATE BILL - 378
PASSED - Regular Session

SB378 SUB2 ENR  (Uploaded - 03/25/2014)
Relating to special speed limitations as to waste service vehicles
§17 C- 5 A- 3 A - (Amended Code)
SENATE BILL - 434
PASSED - Regular Session

SB434 SUB1 ENR  (Uploaded - 03/25/2014)
Eliminating revocation period for certain DUI offenders
§17 C- 15 - 23 - (Amended Code)
HOUSE BILL - 2477
PASSED - Regular Session

HB2477 ENR  (Uploaded - 03/18/2014)
Permitting certain auxiliary lighting on motorcycles
§17 C- 7 - 3 - (Amended Code)
§17 C- 11 - 5 - (Amended Code)
§17 C- 11 - 7 - (Amended Code)
HOUSE BILL - 4304
PASSED - Regular Session

HB4304 SUB ENR  (Uploaded - 03/25/2014)
Providing rules for motor vehicles passing bicycles on roadways
Note: WV Code updated with legislation passed through the 2013 1st Special 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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