WVC 17 C- 13 - 1
§17C-13-1. Stopping, standing or parking outside of business or
residence districts; penalty.
(a) Upon any highway outside of a business or residence
district no person shall stop, park, or leave standing any vehicle,
whether attended or unattended, upon the paved or main-traveled
part of the highway when it is practicable to stop, park, or so
leave such vehicle off such part of said highway, but in every
event an unobstructed width of the highway opposite a standing
vehicle shall be left for the free passage of other vehicles and a
clear view of such stopped vehicles shall be available from a
distance of two hundred feet in each direction upon such highway.
(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.
(c) This section shall not apply to the driver of any vehicle
which is disabled while on the paved or main-traveled portion of a
highway in such manner and to such extent that it is impossible to
avoid stopping and temporarily leaving such disabled vehicle in
Note: WV Code updated with legislation passed through the 2013 1st Special Session
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