State Codes and Statutes

State Codes and Statutes

Statutes > West-virginia > 61 > 61-2-17

§61-2-17. Keeping doors of vehicles for hire locked while in motion; penalty.
If any railroad company, or person, firm or corporation operating passenger cars or vehicles, driven by steam, electricity, gasoline or otherwise, for hire and public conveyance, in which passengers are being conveyed, shall keep any or all of the doors of such cars or vehicles locked while such cars or vehicles are in motion, it shall be guilty of a misdemeanor, and, upon conviction, shall be fined not exceeding five hundred dollars. The agent, conductor, motorman or other person in charge of such cars or vehicles, shall be liable criminally for a violation of the foregoing provision, and shall be guilty of a misdemeanor, and, upon conviction, shall be fined not exceeding one thousand dollars and imprisoned not exceeding one year.