WVC 17 C- 17 - 1
§17C-17-1. Unlawful to exceed size and weight limitations;
application of article to fire apparatus, farm
machinery, etc.;"operate a vehicle or combination
of vehicles" construed.
(a) It shall be unlawful for any owner, lessee or borrower
of a vehicle or combination of vehicles to operate on any highway
such vehicle or combination of vehicles, whether driven by such
owner, lessee or borrower, or by some person on behalf of such
owner, lessee or borrower, of a size or weight exceeding any
limitation stated in this article, or otherwise in violation of
any provision of this article, whether such limitation or
provision be specifically stated in this article or set by
express authority granted in this article, and the maximum size
and weight of vehicles herein specified shall be lawful
throughout this state, and local authorities shall have no power
or authority to alter said limitations or provisions except as
express authority shall be granted in this article. Subject to
the penalties for weight violations provided in section fourteen
of this article, violation of this section shall constitute a
(b) The provisions of this article governing size, weight,
and load shall not apply to fire apparatus, road machinery, or to
implements of husbandry, including farm tractors, temporarily
moved upon a highway, or to a vehicle operated under the terms of
a special permit issued as herein provided.
(c) The phrase "operate a vehicle or combination of
vehicles" shall in this article be interpreted to mean the use of such vehicle or combination of vehicles on behalf of the owner,
lessee or borrower, whether driven by him or by some person on
behalf of him.
Note: WV Code updated with legislation passed through the 2013 1st Special Session
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