West Virginia Code
1 - WORDS AND PHRASES DEFINED
2 - OBEDIENCE TO AND EFFECT OF TRAF
3 - TRAFFIC SIGNS, SIGNALS AND MARK
4 - ACCIDENTS
5 - SERIOUS TRAFFIC OFFENSES
5A - ADMINISTRATIVE PROCEDURES FOR
5B - POSTMORTEM TESTS FOR ALCOHOL I
5C - OFFICE OF ADMINISTRATIVE HEARI
5D - OPEN CONTAINER LAWS
6 - SPEED RESTRICTIONS
7 - DRIVING ON RIGHT SIDE OF ROADWA
8 - TURNING AND STARTING AND SIGNAL
9 - RIGHT-OF-WAY
10 - PEDESTRIANS' RIGHTS AND DUTIE
11 - OPERATION OF BICYCLES AND PLA
11A - CHILD BICYCLE SAFETY ACT
12 - SPECIAL STOPS REQUIRED
13 - STOPPING, STANDING AND PARKIN
13A - DIESEL-POWERED MOTOR VEHICLE
14 - MISCELLANEOUS RULES
15 - EQUIPMENT
16 - INSPECTION OF VEHICLES
17 - SIZE, WEIGHT AND LOAD
17A - REGULATION OF THE COMMERCIAL
17B - TRANSFER OF CERTAIN JURISDIC
18 - PENALTIES
19 - PARTIES, PROCEDURE UPON ARRES
20 - WEST VIRGINIA TURNPIKE COMMIS
21 - EFFECT OF CHAPTER
22 - RIDESHARING
23 - FUNERAL PROCESSIONS
CHAPTER 17C. TRAFFIC REGULATIONS AND LAWS OF THE ROAD.
ARTICLE 10A. OPERATION OF ELECTRIC PERSONAL ASSISTIVE MOBILITY DEVICES.
For purposes of this article, the definition of an "electric personal assistive mobility device" is the same definition as previously set forth in section sixty-six, article one of this chapter, and "operator" shall refer to the operator of an electric personal assistive mobility device.
§17C-10A-2. Equipment requirements and operating standards for electric personal assistive mobility devices; applicability of motor vehicle code; penalties.
(a) An electric personal assistive mobility device shall be equipped with:
(1) Front, rear and side reflectors;
(2) A braking system that enables the operator to bring the device to a controlled stop; and
(3) If operated at any time from one-half hour after sunset to one-half hour before sunrise, a lamp that emits a white light that sufficiently illuminates the area in front of the device.
(b) An operator of an electric personal assistive mobility device traveling on a sidewalk, roadway or bicycle path shall have the rights and duties of a pedestrian and shall exercise due care to avoid colliding with pedestrians. An operator shall yield the right of way to pedestrians.
(c) Except as provided in this section, no other provisions of the motor vehicle code shall apply to electric personal assistive mobility devices.
(d) An operator who violates a provision of subsection (a) or (b) of this section shall receive a warning for the first offense. For a second or subsequent offense, the operator shall be punished by a fine of no less than $10 and no greater than $100.