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HB2572 INTR
H. B. 2572


(By Delegates Tribett and Varner)
[Introduced March 12, 1993; referred to the
Committee on the Judiciary.]




A BILL to amend and reenact section four-a, article three, chapter seventeen-c of the code of West Virginia, one thousand nine hundred thirty-one, as amended, relating to traffic fines; and doubling the fines charged by any court for moving traffic violations occurring in a highway construction zone when workers are present.

Be it enacted by the Legislature of West Virginia:

That section four-a, article three, chapter seventeen-c of the code of West Virginia, one thousand nine hundred thirty-one, as amended, be amended and reenacted to read as follows:
ARTICLE 3. TRAFFIC SIGNS, SIGNALS AND MARKINGS.

§ 17C - 3 - 4a. Obedience to traffic - control instructions at site of street or highway construction or maintenance.

(a) The driver of any vehicle shall obey the traffic-control instructions of any law-enforcement officer or persons authorized by the state road commissioner of highways or by proper local authorities to operate traffic-control devices, act as flagmen, or operate follow-vehicles authorized vehicles engaged in work at or near the site of street or highway construction or maintenance work, for the purpose of regulating, warning or guiding traffic, subject to the exceptions granted the driver of an authorized emergency vehicle in this chapter. Any person failing to comply with the requirements of this section shall be is guilty of a misdemeanor.

(b) The fine for any moving traffic violation shall be doubled when committed at or near the site of street or highway construction or maintenance areas when workers are present and working or acting in their official capacity.

NOTE: The purpose of this bill is to double the fines charged by courts for moving traffic violations which occur in a highway construction zone when workers are present.
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