The Driver's License Point System in West Virginia

How Many Points Before Your License is Suspended?

West Virginia uses a point system to monitor drivers. Points are assessed for all traffic violations committed anywhere in the U.S. Drivers convicted of multiple offenses arising out of the same incident will be assessed only the points appropriate to the most serious offense. Although these infractions are reported to your insurer, the accrued points may not have much significance because, when deciding on rate increases, most insurers apply their own point system.


License suspensions run consecutively; points accumulated by drivers already under suspension will result in an additional license suspension, to begin after the original suspension period ends. However, suspensions received upon reaching 20+ points shall run concurrently.

Points Accumulated

Suspension Time


30 Days


45 Days


60 Days


90 Days

20+ points

  License is suspended until accumulated points are reduced to 11 or less.

Convictions for driving while your license is suspended/revoked may result in an additional suspension.

How Many Points for Each Infraction?

You can read about West Virginia’s point system in the West Virginia Problem Driver manual.

Getting Rid of Points

Points remain on a driver’s record for two years after the date of the driver’s conviction for that infraction; the infraction itself remains on a driver’s record for five years. Any driver who completes the approved Defensive Driving Course (DDC) will have three points removed from the overall total, regardless of the amount of points currently on their record.

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