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Chapter 17 C     Entire Code


ARTICLE 1. WORDS AND PHRASES DEFINED.

ARTICLE 2. OBEDIENCE TO AND EFFECT OF TRAFFIC LAWS.

ARTICLE 3. TRAFFIC SIGNS, SIGNALS AND MARKINGS.

ARTICLE 4. ACCIDENTS.

ARTICLE 5. SERIOUS TRAFFIC OFFENSES.

ARTICLE 5A. ADMINISTRATIVE PROCEDURES FOR SUSPENSION AND REVOCATION OF LICENSES FOR DRIVING UNDER THE INFLUENCE OF ALCOHOL, CONTROLLED SUBSTANCES OR DRUGS.

ARTICLE 5B. POSTMORTEM TESTS FOR ALCOHOL IN PERSONS KILLED IN MOTOR VEHICLE ACCIDENTS.

ARTICLE 5C. OFFICE OF ADMINISTRATIVE HEARINGS.

ARTICLE 5D. OPEN CONTAINER LAWS.

ARTICLE 6. SPEED RESTRICTIONS.

ARTICLE 7. DRIVING ON RIGHT SIDE OF ROADWAY, OVERTAKING AND PASSING, ETC.

ARTICLE 8. TURNING AND STARTING AND SIGNALS ON STOPPING AND TURNING.

ARTICLE 10. PEDESTRIANS\' RIGHTS AND DUTIES.

ARTICLE 10A. OPERATION OF ELECTRIC PERSONAL ASSISTIVE MOBILITY DEVICES.

ARTICLE 11. OPERATION OF BICYCLES AND PLAY VEHICLES.

ARTICLE 11A. CHILD BICYCLE SAFETY ACT.

ARTICLE 12. SPECIAL STOPS REQUIRED.

ARTICLE 13. STOPPING, STANDING AND PARKING.

ARTICLE 13A. DIESEL-POWERED MOTOR VEHICLE IDLING ACT.

ARTICLE 14. MISCELLANEOUS RULES.

ARTICLE 15. EQUIPMENT.

ARTICLE 16. INSPECTION OF VEHICLES.

ARTICLE 17. SIZE, WEIGHT AND LOAD.

ARTICLE 17A. REGULATION OF THE COMMERCIAL TRANSPORTATION OF COAL.

ARTICLE 17B. TRANSFER OF CERTAIN JURISDICTION AND EMPLOYEES TO PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION.

ARTICLE 18. PENALTIES.

ARTICLE 19. PARTIES, PROCEDURE UPON ARREST AND REPORTS IN CRIMINAL CASES.

ARTICLE 20. WEST VIRGINIA TURNPIKE COMMISSION.

ARTICLE 21. EFFECT OF CHAPTER.

ARTICLE 22. RIDESHARING.

ARTICLE 23. FUNERAL PROCESSIONS.

ARTICLE 9. RIGHT-OF-WAY.

§17C-9-1. Vehicle approaching or entering intersection.

(a) The driver of a vehicle approaching an intersection shall yield the right-of-way to a vehicle which has entered the intersection from a different highway.

(b) When two vehicles enter an intersection from a different highway at approximately the same time the driver of the vehicle on the left shall yield the right-of-way to the vehicle on the right.

(c) The right-of-way rules declared in subsections (a) and (b) are modified at through highways and otherwise as hereinafter stated in this article.

§17C-9-2. Vehicle turning left at intersection.

The driver of a vehicle within an intersection intending to turn to the left shall yield the right-of-way to any vehicle approaching from the opposite direction which is within the intersection or so close thereto as to constitute an immediate hazard, but said driver, having so yielded and having given a signal when and as required by this chapter, may make such left turn and the drivers of all other vehicles approaching the intersection from said opposite direction shall yield the right- of-way to the vehicles making the left turn.

§17C-9-3. Vehicle entering through highway or stop intersections.

(a) The driver of a vehicle shall stop as required by section five, article twelve of this chapter at the entrance to a through highway and shall yield the right-of-way to other vehicles which have entered the intersection from said through highways or which are approaching so closely on said through highway as to constitute an immediate hazard, but said driver having so yielded may proceed.

(b) The driver of a vehicle shall likewise stop in obedience to a stop sign as required herein at an intersection where a stop sign is erected at one or more entrances thereto although not a part of a through highway and shall proceed cautiously, yielding to vehicles not so obliged to stop which are within the intersection or approaching so closely as to constitute an immediate hazard, but may then proceed.

§17C-9-4. Vehicle entering highway from private road or driveway.

The driver of a vehicle about to enter or cross a highway from a private road or driveway shall yield the right-of-way to all vehicles approaching on said highway.

§17C-9-5. Operation of vehicles and streetcars on approach of authorized emergency vehicles.

(a) Upon the immediate approach of an authorized emergency vehicle equipped with at least one flashing lighted lamp of a color authorized by section twenty-six, article fifteen of this chapter, which is visible under normal atmospheric conditions from a distance of five hundred feet to the front of such vehicle other than a police vehicle when operated as an authorized emergency vehicle, and when the driver is giving audible signal by siren, exhaust whistle, or bell:

(1) The driver of every other vehicle shall yield the right- of-way and shall immediately drive to a position parallel to, and as close as possible to, the right-hand edge or curb of the roadway clear of any intersection and shall stop and remain in such position until the authorized emergency vehicle has passed, except when otherwise directed by a police officer.

(2) Upon the approach of an authorized emergency vehicle, as above stated, the motorman of every streetcar shall immediately stop such car clear of any intersection and keep it in such position until the authorized emergency vehicle has passed, except when otherwise directed by a police officer.

(b) This section shall not operate to relieve the driver of an authorized emergency vehicle from the duty to drive with due regard for the safety of all persons using the highway.

§17C-9-6. Misdemeanor to violate provisions of article; penalty.

Any person violating the provisions of this article is guilty of a misdemeanor and, upon conviction thereof, shall be fined not more than $200; upon a second conviction within one year thereafter, shall be fined not more than $300; and upon a third or subsequent conviction, shall be fined not more than $1,000.

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