2006 Code of Virginia § 46.2-830 - Uniform marking and signing of highways; drivers to obey signs; enforcement of section

46.2-830. Uniform marking and signing of highways; drivers to obey signs;enforcement of section.

The Commonwealth Transportation Board may classify, designate, and mark statehighways and provide a uniform system of marking and signing such highwaysunder the jurisdiction of the Commonwealth. Such system of marking andsigning shall correlate with and, so far as possible, conform to the systemadopted in other states.

All drivers of vehicles shall obey lawfully erected signs.

No provision of this section relating to the prohibition of disobeying signsor violating local traffic signals, markings, and lights shall be enforcedagainst an alleged violator if, at the time and place of the allegedviolation, any such sign, signal, marking, or light is not in proper positionand sufficiently legible to be seen by an ordinarily observant person.

(Code 1950, 46-184; 1958, c. 541, 46.1-173; 1970, c. 163; 1976, c. 184;1979, c. 604; 1981, c. 585; 1989, c. 727; 1994, c. 280; 1997, c. 881.)


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