Drivers Ed in West Virginia
Completion of a West Virginia Drivers Ed course is suggested and often required prior to obtaining your learner's permit, and ultimately receiving your Driver's License. Although not approved for the state of West Virginia, I Drive Safely is a good course to prepare yourself for your state's licensing exam.
West Virginia does not require you to take any special driver education courses in order to obtain your driver's license; however, the helpful courses are offered at most high schools and listings for other commercial providers can be found in the Yellow Pages.
Just because you aren't required to take any driver education courses doesn't mean you aren't responsible for being as informed as possible when it comes to taking on the road. The time during which you have your learner's permit is an excellent time to start educating yourself, even if you're already enrolled in a driver education course.
Here are a few suggestions to get started:
- Once you have your learner's permit, you can begin to practice driving as long as you are accompanied by a licensed driver who is 21 or older.
- You can pick up a copy of the Driver Licensing Handbook (as well as a plethora of other informational manuals and pamphlets) to study at your local Division of Motor Vehicles office, or you can download a copy.
- Take a practice driver's license test. In addition to our assortment of practice tests, the state practice test is available online.
Remember, before you can even apply for your driver's license you must have a valid learner's permit. If you are younger than 18, you must have your learner's permit for a total of 180 infraction-free days (along with the other requirements). If you are 18 or older, you must have a valid learner's permit for 30 days before applying for your driver's license.
Check out the helpful list of driving tips in our Teen Drivers section―it's relevant to all drivers.
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