West Virginia


Driver licensing agency
contact information
West Virginia Department of Transportation
Division of Motor Vehicles
Building 3, Room 113
1800 Kanawha Boulevard, East
Charleston, WV 25317
www.wvdot.com
800 642-9066 (within state)
304 558-3900 (out of state)
Licensing Requirements
Visual acuity







Visual fields
Color vision requirement
Type of road test
Restricted licenses
Both eyes with/without correction
If one eye blind—other with/without correction
Absolute visual acuity minimum




Are bioptic telescopes allowed?
Minimum field requirement
None
Standard road skills exam.
Not available
20/40
20/40
20/60 in better eye; if less, the client must submit a report from an optometrist or ophthalmologist declaring the client’s ability to drive safely.
No
None
Licensing Renewal Procedures
Standard








Age-based renewal procedures
Length of license validation




Renewal options and conditions
Vision testing required at time of renewal?
Written test required?
Road test required?
None
5 years. Under the “Drive for Five” program, all driver’s licenses expire in the client’s birth month at an age divisible by five (eg, 25, 30, 35, etc).
In-person
No
No
No
Reporting Procedures
Physician/medical reporting
Immunity
Legal protection
DMV follow-up

Other reporting
Anonymity
Physicians are permitted and encouraged to report.
No
No
A medical report is sent to the driver, to be completed by his/her physician. If the driver fails to comply, then the driver’s license is immediately revoked.
Will accept information from law enforcement officers and family members.
Not anonymous or confidential.
Medical Advisory Board
Role of the MAB



MAB contact information
The MAB reviews medical cases and advises the Division on how the driver’s medical condition might affect his/her ability to drive safely. If the MAB concludes that the driver is unsafe, it may recommend to the Commissioner of Motor Vehicles that the license be revoked. The Commissioner then makes the final licensing decision.
Joetta Gore
304 558-0238


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