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WVC 20 - 14 - 8 §20-14-8. Prohibited acts, penalty.

     (a) A person may not enter or remain upon the Hatfield-McCoy Recreation Area without a valid, nontransferable user permit issued by the authority and properly displayed, except properly identified landowners or leaseholders or their officers, employees or agents while on the land that the person owns or leases for purposes related to the ownership or lease of the land and not for recreational purposes;

     (b) A person may not consume or possess any alcoholic liquor at any time or any location within the Hatfield-McCoy Recreation Area.

     (c) The operator or passenger of a motor vehicle within the Hatfield-McCoy Recreation Area shall wear size-appropriate protective helmets at all times. All operators and passengers shall wear helmets that meet the current performance specifications established by the American National Standards Institute standard, z 90.1, the United States Department of Transportation Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard no. 218 or Snell Memorial Foundation safety standards for protective headgear for vehicle users.

     (d) Each trail user shall obey all traffic laws, traffic-control devices and signs within the Hatfield-McCoy Recreation Area, including those which restrict trails to certain types of motor vehicles, motorcycles or those equipped with roll cages.

     (e) Each trail user shall at all times remain within and on a designated and marked trail while within the Hatfield-McCoy Recreation Area.

     (f) A person may not be on any trail within the Hatfield-McCoy Recreation Area at any time from one-half hour after sunset until one-half hour before sunrise, except in an emergency.

     (g) Every person within the Hatfield-McCoy Recreation Area who is under sixteen years of age shall at all times be under the immediate supervision of, and within sight of, a person who is at least eighteen years of age and who either is a parent or guardian of the youth or has the express permission of a parent or guardian to supervise the youth. No parent, guardian or supervising adult may allow a child under the age of sixteen years to leave that person's sight and supervision within the Hatfield-McCoy Recreation Area.

     (h) A person may not ignite or maintain any fire within the Hatfield-McCoy Recreation Area except at a clearly marked location at a trailhead center.

     (i) A person within the Hatfield-McCoy Recreation Area may not operate a motor vehicle in any competition or exhibition of speed, acceleration, racing, test of physical endurance or climbing ability unless in an event sanctioned by the authority.

     (j) Every person operating a motor vehicle within the Hatfield-McCoy Recreation Area shall be subject to all of the duties applicable to the driver of a motor vehicle by the provisions of chapter seventeen-c of this code except where inconsistent with the provisions of this article and except as to those provisions of chapter seventeen-c of this code which by their nature can have no application and may not operate a motor vehicle in violation of those duties.

     (k) A person may not possess a glass container while riding on a motor vehicle within the Hatfield-McCoy Recreation Area.

     (l) A person may not operate or ride in a utility terrain vehicle, as defined in article one, chapter seventeen-f of this code, or any other motor vehicle with bench or bucket seating and a steering wheel for control unless equipped with seat belts meeting at a minimum federal motor vehicle safety standards and properly worn by the driver and all passengers.

     (m) A person who violates any provision of this section is guilty of a misdemeanor and, upon conviction thereof, shall be fined not more than $100. Prosecution or conviction for the misdemeanor described in this subsection shall not prevent or disqualify any other civil or criminal remedies for the conduct prohibited by this section.

Note: WV Code updated with legislation passed through the 2015 Regular Session
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