West Virginia Online Defensive Driving Courses & Traffic School
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Most drivers use the 1-hour version to get their defensive driving discount
Choose the 6-hour version to meet specific court or insurance requirements
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Our West Virginia course, fully narrated full-screen video, and completion certificate all included in one affordable price.
You might be eligible for a defensive driving discount after successfully completing our course. Ask your insurance agent for information!
Access the most engaging online defensive driving course on any web-capable device, at home or on the go.
Certificate of Completion
Immediately after passing our online course, you’ll receive a certificate of completion via email for no extra charge.
Our West Virignia Defensive Driving and Traffic School Courses Feature:
- Easy to complete exam with 99% passing rate on first attempt
- No course timers – you control your self-paced review
- 24/7 online access for flexible and convenient learning
- Live chat customer support for prompt assistance
- Easy to see full-screen video for hassle-free viewing
- Interactive exercises to gauge your driving skills
- Smart bookmarking so you won’t repeat content
- Only $24.95 with no hidden fees
Learn Defensive Driving Techniques in an Engaging Format
DriveSafe Online courses prepare you to make good decisions while on the road. We share tips and techniques that you can apply whether you’re navigating city streets or rural byways. We’ve designed our courses around the idea that learning should be engaging and fun.
Cinematic-Quality Video and Animations
We offer high-quality full-screen video and animated graphics to emphasize critical information. Helpful in-car and drone videos are unique to our courses and give you a fresh perspective on defensive driving techniques. These features give you a new way to see driving situations and road hazards to better understand how to respond appropriately.
With our interactive scenarios, you learn how to anticipate, identify, and react in risky situations – without the risk. We’ll show you tips and tricks for defensive driving and help you understand how to follow West Virginia traffic laws. Watch and rewatch video content as often as you want with easy course navigation and bookmarking.
Our courses come with practice quizzes to help you prepare for your final exam. Our production team researches and presents the content you need to know to pass the driver improvement course and become a safer driver in West Virginia.
DriveSafe Online’s West Virginia Defensive Driving Courses can save you hundreds of dollars on your auto insurance. The savings last for three years once you complete the course.
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No Risk with Our Money-Back Guarantee
We stand behind our online accident prevention courses. Refresh your road knowledge and enjoy a money-back guarantee. If you complete our course for a defensive driving discount but are unable to receive one from your insurance company, you’ll get a full refund of your course fee. Always check with your agent prior to registering to make sure your insurance carrier offers a defensive driver discount and that you’re eligible for a discount.
Our Satisfied Customers
We provide the best West Virginia traffic school available online. Read what our many satisfied customers have to say about our driving school, and rest assured that you’re getting the best West Virginia has to offer in one great package.
You Will Love These West Virginia Defensive Driving Program Benefits:
- Earn a defensive driving discount to save money on car insurance
- Refresh and improve your driving skills
- Become a safer driver
- Get the best value online! Receive all course content, narrated full-screen video, all practice quizzes, the final exam, and your completion certificate for ONLY $24.95
Frequently Asked Questions:
Getting a West Virginia Driver License
West Virginia employs a Graduated Driver’s Licensing (GDL) system for new drivers. At the first stage of this system, Level 1, applicants between the ages of 15 and 18 must pass a knowledge test and have a parent or guardian sign the application in order to receive a learner’s permit. This permit allows new drivers to practice driving between the hours of 5 am and 10 pm when a licensed driver over the age of 21 is in the front passenger seat. The learner’s permit expires on the driver’s 18th birthday and is not renewable.
Drivers who have held a learner’s permit for a minimum of six months and are at least 16 years of age are eligible to take a road skills test to advance to Level 2, the Intermediate Driver’s License. The applicant must also be infraction-free for the six months preceding the road skills test and have a completed 50-hour certification form signed by a parent or guardian. Drivers who hold an Intermediate Driver’s License are allowed to drive unsupervised to work, school, or religious activities between the hours of 5 am and 10 am, or to any location at any time when a licensed driver over the age of 21 is in the front passenger seat. Passengers are also restricted by age and number during the first 12 months of holding an Intermediate License. The Intermediate License expires on the driver’s 18th birthday.
The 3rd level of West Virginia’s GDL is a Full Class E License. Drivers must be at least 17 years of age, have held an Intermediate License for at least 12 months, and be infraction free for the 12 months prior to application for a Full License. Expiration of the initial Full License occurs on the driver’s 21st birthday, and then will follow the standard renewal process.
All types of instruction permits and driving licenses may be obtained at one of the West Virginia Division of Motor Vehicles Regional Offices. Contact your local office directly for more information on the services they provide.
New drivers should be familiar with the West Virginia Driver’s Licensing Handbook.
West Virginia License Renewal
In West Virginia, you can renew your driver’s license by visiting one of the Division of Motor Vehicles Regional Offices in person. You may also be eligible to renew your license online. Check your eligibility on the West Virginia DMV website.
West Virginia Enhanced Driver’s License and REAL ID
West Virginia drivers have the option of choosing a REAL ID-compliant driver’s license. REAL ID is a credential that will be required as of October 1st, 2021, for travel on domestic flights and to access federal property, such as military bases. REAL IDs look like standard West Virginia driver’s licenses with the addition of a gold star.
Drivers wishing to obtain a REAL ID-compliant license are required to provide the following:
- One proof of identity document
- One proof of Social Security number document
- Two proofs of West Virginia residency documents with name and physical address
- Proof of legal name change document(s) if their name has ever changed or is different than the provided proof of identity document
How to Get a West Virginia Insurance Discount
Insurance companies may offer a defensive driving discount to eligible West Virginia drivers. The terms and amount of savings may vary from provider to provider. Please contact your insurance company to find out if you are eligible for a discount.
West Virginia Division of Motor Vehicles (DMV)
The West Virginia Division of Motor Vehicles (DMV) is the official government office that provides West Virginia driver’s licenses and state identification cards. Other services provided by the WVDMV include new vehicle titles, license plates, and vehicle registration renewals.
Find the Nearest West Virginia DMV Office
The West Virginia DMV offers many Regional Offices for you to complete your driver-related business. A chart that identifies which offices provide which services can be found on the WVDMV website.
25 Years of Training Experience
DriveSafe Online® defensive driving courses are developed by the same award-winning eLearning team trusted by top companies around the world to train millions of people.
Some of our clients and partners include Oracle, Hyatt, Cessna, Kellogg’s, PepsiCo and Georgia-Pacific. We have been creating online courses since 1994. In fact, we helped develop many innovative standards you see in online courses today.
Simply put, we know what it takes to create online courses that are interesting, fun to take and actually help you learn.
Our work has earned multiple awards for:
- Best content
- Best advance in technology
- Best innovation
Now our team is focused on revolutionizing online driver education.
DriveSafe Online courses merge unique graphics and animations, interactive scenarios with narrated stories and video demonstrations—including in-car and drone footage—to deliver safe driving information like no other online defensive driving course available today.
Our mission is to develop a better way to help you:
- Save money on your auto insurance
- Meet court-ordered driver improvement plans
- Dismiss traffic tickets or reduce points
- Reinforce your driver road knowledge
- Become a safer driver
The way we see it, we all share the same streets and highways. If we each take the time to do our part to understand driving laws and regulations, improve our driving performance, and be courteous to other drivers, the roads will be safer for everyone to enjoy.
Drive smart. Drive confident. And always, DriveSafe.