2006 Code of Virginia § 46.2-1212 - Authority to provide for temporary removal and disposition of vehicles involved in accident...

46.2-1212. Authority to provide for temporary removal and disposition ofvehicles involved in accidents.

The governing body of any county, city, or town may provide by ordinance thatwhenever a motor vehicle, trailer, or semitrailer involved in an accident isso located as to impede the orderly flow of traffic, the police may (i) at nocost to the owner or operator remove the motor vehicle, trailer, orsemitrailer to some point in the vicinity where it will not impede the flowof traffic or (ii) have the vehicle removed to a storage area for safekeepingand shall report the removal to the Department and to the owner of thevehicle as promptly as possible. If the vehicle is removed to a storage areaunder clause (ii), the owner shall pay to the parties entitled thereto allcosts incidental to its removal and storage.

(1964, c. 349, 46.1-3.1; 1989, c. 727; 1992, c. 269.)

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