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HB2572 SUB
COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTE

FOR

H. B. 2572

(By Delegates Tribett and Varner)


(Originating in the House Committee on the Judiciary)


[February 15, 1994]


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 prescribing criminal penalties for specific traffic violations committed in posted construction zones; and requiring posting of signs in construction zones as to penalties for offenses.

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 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) Any person convicted of a violation of the provision of article six, seven, eight or nine of this chapter for an offense committed while driving through or within five hundred feet of a posted construction zone while workers are present shall be guilty of a misdemeanor, and upon conviction thereof shall be fined not more than two hundred dollars or imprisoned in the county or regional jail not more than twenty days.
(c) At each and every location where street or highway construction work is to be conducted, a sign shall be posted at least one thousand feet from the construction site, notifying all motorists as to the speed limit and the enhanced criminal penalties provided by subsection (b) of this section, and displaying the words "construction work".
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