2006 Code of Virginia § 18.2-324 - Throwing or depositing certain substances upon highway; removal of such substances

18.2-324. Throwing or depositing certain substances upon highway; removalof such substances.

No person shall throw or deposit or cause to be deposited upon any highwayany glass bottle, glass, nail, tack, wire, can, or any other substance likelyto injure any person or animal, or damage any vehicle upon such highway, norshall any person throw or deposit or cause to be deposited upon any highwayany soil, sand, mud, gravel or other substances so as to create a hazard tothe traveling public. Any person who drops, or permits to be dropped orthrown, upon any highway any destructive, hazardous or injurious materialshall immediately remove the same or cause it to be removed. Any personremoving a wrecked or damaged vehicle from a highway shall remove any glassor other injurious substance dropped upon the highway from such vehicle. Anypersons violating the provisions of this section shall be guilty of a Class 1misdemeanor.

This section shall not apply to the use, by a law-enforcement officer whilein the discharge of official duties, of any device designed to deflate tires.The Division of Purchase and Supply shall, pursuant to 2.2-1112, setminimum standards for such devices and shall give notice of such standards tolaw-enforcement offices in the Commonwealth. No such device shall be usedwhich does not meet or exceed the standards.

(Code 1950, 33.1-350; 1970, c. 322; 1975, cc. 14, 15; 1997, c. 136.)

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