WVC 17 C- 2 - 4
§17C-2-4. Obedience to chapter of public officers and employees;
chapter inapplicable to persons engaged in highway
(a) The provisions of this chapter applicable to the drivers
of vehicles upon the highways shall apply to the drivers of all
vehicles owned or operated by the United States, this state, or
any county, city, town, district, or any other political
subdivision of the state, except as provided in this section and
subject to such specific exceptions as are set forth in this
chapter with reference to authorized emergency vehicles.
(b) Unless specifically made applicable, the provisions of
this chapter shall not apply to persons, teams, motor vehicles,
and other equipment while actually engaged in work upon the
surface of a highway but shall apply to such persons and vehicles
when traveling to or from such work.