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
10 - PEDESTRIANS' RIGHTS AND DUTIE
10A - OPERATION OF ELECTRIC PERSON
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 9. RIGHT-OF-WAY.
(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.
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.
(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.
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.
(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.
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.