West Virginia Division of Motor Vehicles (DMV) keeps track of traffic convictions using a point system. License-related penalties result if a driver acquires too many points within a certain period of time.
West Virginia’s graduated license system requires teen drivers to advance through two minor licenses (level 1 and level 2) before obtaining an unrestricted license. Read about how it works and the various restrictions
West Virginia has two types of speeding laws: “absolute limits” and a “basic speeding law.” This article explains the differences between the two and the costs and other consequences of a speeding ticket in West Virginia.
If you get a stop sign or red light ticket in West Virginia, you’ll likely be facing a fine and demerit points being assessed to your driving record. This article gives an overview of what the law prohibits and some of the consequences of a stop sign or red light ticket.
Obtaining a commercial driver's license (CDL) in West Virginia requires passage of a skills and knowledge test based upon the type of commercial motor vehicles (CMV) being driven. Federal law requires that CDL drivers crossing state lines must be 21 years of age. States may set different age limits for commercial drivers that operate solely within the state.
West Virginia has laws mandating protection for children in cars. The following table indicates West Virginia’s requirements. The types of child restraints are discussed in more detail below: West Virginia Child Restraint Requirements Age/Weight/Height