All new drivers in West Virginia are required to go through the Graduated Driver’s Licensing (GDL) program. The first step of the GDL requires new drivers to obtain and hold a learner’s permit for a period of time, which depends on your age, before being allowed to take the road test to progress to an intermediate or full driver’s license.
In this guide, we’ll cover everything you need to know about getting your West Virginia Learner’s Permit.
A learner’s permit, or instruction permit, allows you to drive under the supervision of a licensed driver 21 or older in the passenger seat. In West Virginia, the requirements & process will vary depending on your age:
Now that you know what a permit is, let’s talk about how you apply and what the requirements are.
To get your driver’s permit, you can go to any DMV or driver licensing office and apply. You’ll need to bring the following:
You’ll be required to take and pass a written knowledge test and a vision test at the DMV. If you’d like to study up for the tests, you can either read the West Virginia driver handbook or use an online study resource. There is also an option to take the written test online rather than at a licensing office.
The written test is one of the hardest parts of getting your West Virginia driver’s permit with over a 50% fail-rate nation-wide, so we strongly recommend that you study with a proper study resource. That’s where Zutobi comes in – we make studying for your test easy with our summarized driver’s handbook, up-to-date online practice tests, and gamified learning experience. There’s a reason 95% of our students pass on their 1st try.
Here are some permit restrictions that you should take note of when you start driving:
That’s everything you need to know about getting your driver’s permit in West Virginia. If you need any help studying for your upcoming knowledge or driving exams, then Zutobi is the perfect study resource with a summarized handbook, West Virginia practice tests, and a gamified learning experience.
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