WVC 17 C- 14 - 5
§17C-14-5. Passengers in seat with operator; penalty.
(a) No more than three persons including the operator shall
ride or be permitted by such operator to ride in the seat with the
operator of any motor vehicle while said motor vehicle is being
operated on the streets or highways of this state: Provided,
the limitation of this section shall not apply to a truck cab or
truck crew compartment properly designed for the occupancy of four
persons including the operator, and so designated on the
registration card by the division of motor vehicles.
(b) Any person violating the provisions of this section is
guilty of a misdemeanor and, upon conviction thereof, shall be
fined not more than one hundred dollars; upon a second conviction
within one year thereafter, shall be fined not more than two
hundred dollars; and upon a third or subsequent conviction, shall
be fined not more than five hundred dollars.