West Virginia Parkways Authority

Safety Services

STATE POLICE OFFICERS are assigned to the West Virginia Turnpike 24-hours a day/7 days a week.  These Troopers respond to all traffic accidents and each are trained in CPR, First Aid and carry on board their cruisers an Automated External Defibrillation Unit.
PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION officers are assigned to the Turnpike to enforce safety regulations concerning commercial motor vehicles.
SAFETY OFFICERS are employed for the safety of the traveling public and for the safety/training of its employees.
COURTESY PATROLS including Parkways and State Police personnel are there to assist stranded motorists with flat tires, jump starts, low oil, low water, contacting wrecker services, minor engine problems, and maintaining traffic control during motorist assists and accidents.
VARIABLE MESSAGE SIGNS are located along the Turnpike to warn motorists of potential delays due to accidents, weather conditions, construction zones or heavy traffic.  They are located as follows:  Southbound:  Milepost 94, 86, 84, 82, 76, 36 and 26; Northbound:  Milepost 11, 59, 68 and 76.
SPEED MONITORING awareness radar trailers are used to remind motorists of their speed.
WARNING STRIPS (rumble strips and snaps) are located on 100% of the roadway to assist with preventing motorists from being involved in a potential run off the roadway accident.
8" EDGE LINES are used along the roadway instead of the required 4” edge lines to enhance the travel lane for the safety of the motorist.
CELLULAR *TP for Toll Free Emergency Assistance.
CELLULAR *SP for WV State Police Safety Enforcement.

 

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