- Location: West Virginia
Special Licenses in West Virginia
In West Virginia, if you want to drive a bus, shuttle, or taxi, or become a chauffeur, you need a Class D Non-CDL for Hire license. The Class D license allows you to legally drive such vehicles for hire.
Applying for a Class D License
There are no special additional requirements when compared to applying for a regular driver's license; however, the fee will be a bit higher and based on your birth year.
For an exact fee amount and any further information, contact your nearest DMV location.
Because sports and recreational vehicles such as all-terrain vehicles (ATVs) and snowmobiles can't be legally operate on public roads (unless, of course, it's necessary to cross the road), West Virginia doesn't normally require any kind of driver's license or endorsement for them.
However, there are always exceptions. For example, drivers under the age of 18 must successfully complete ATV Safety Awareness Training in order to legally operate an ATV.
Anyone carrying a passenger under the age of 18 on an ATV must either be 18 years old or older himself, or must have at least an intermediate driver's license.
Always talk with a clerk from your nearest DMV location about such exceptions, before you hop on your sports vehicle and take off.Other Topics in This SectionArticles
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