(By Senators Ross, Helmick, Dittmar, Anderson, White, Craigo, Macnaughtan, Jackson, Bowman, Wooton, Plymale, Fanning, Sharpe, Schoonover, Love, Ball, Hunter, Deem and Kimble)

Requesting the Department of Transportation to reinstate courtesy cars on the limited access and other four-lane highways in our state.

Whereas, The increase in speed limits and in the number of motorists on the road makes it increasingly dangerous for any individual experiencing car trouble to be parked or walking along the shoulder of a four-lane highway; and
Whereas, Because of these increased speed limits and the increased volume of traffic, accidents and injuries to stranded motorists and their vehicles resulting from passing vehicles becomes increasingly likely; and
Whereas, Because tourism is such an important industry in our state, it is beneficial to the state's image as a hospitable host to have courtesy cars helping out stranded travelers; and
Whereas, Courtesy cars were used for a few years in our state at one time, and were a popular safety feature of West Virginia's highways; and
Whereas, It is in the public interest to have courtesy cars patrolling our state four-lane highways for the purpose of aiding motorists who are stranded or otherwise in trouble; therefore, be it
Resolved by the Senate:
That the Senate hereby requests the Department of Transportation to reinstate courtesy cars to patrol the limited access and four-lane highways of our beautiful state; and, be it
Further Resolved, That the Clerk is hereby directed to forward a copy of this resolution to the Commissioner of the Department of Transportation and the Governor.