West Virginia DMV Permit Practice Test 2024

The West Virginia DMV permit test consists of 25 questions, and you must answer at least 19 questions correctly to get a passing score (75%). The questions in our sample tests are nearly identical to those on the official WV exam.

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What does a red ‘ X’ mean when it is placed over a reversible lane?

A red ‘X’ means that the lane is closed for traffic and that you should change lanes immediately. These lights are used over reversible lanes in West Virginia to help drivers determine which lanes are open or closed, and are often accompanied by double-dashed yellow lines. Reversible lanes are designed to help with rush hour traffic by carrying inbound traffic during the morning peak hours and outbound traffic during evening peak hours.

What is the penalty for leaving the scene of a crash resulting in serious injury?

Drivers convicted of leaving a crash scene resulting in injury will have their license revoked for 1 year, receive a fine of no more than $1,000, and face confinement in a West Virginia county or regional jail for up to 1 year.

Which of the following has a point value of 6?

Failure to obey stop sign is a 3-point violation. Improper turning is a 2-point violation. Speeding by 20 mph or more is a 6-point violation. Accumulating 12 or more points will lead to a license suspension under the West Virginia Point System.

What do flashing yellow or amber lights on a school bus mean?

Flashing amber lights are used by newer school buses in West Virginia to indicate that they are slowing down and preparing to stop. Motorists should slow down and prepare to stop when they see these lights. In West Virginia, the amber lights must be activated 200 feet before the bus will stop depending on the speed limit.

When is passing on the right permitted?

In West Virginia, passing on the right is only permissible: When the vehicle in front of you is preparing for or making a left turn On a street, highway or one-way street with unobstructed pavement of sufficient width for two or more lanes for travel in the same direction Drivers must not drive off the pavement or main traveled portion of the road when passing on the right. Passing on the right can be especially dangerous as the other driver may not expect or see you and decide to change lanes or turn.

Which passengers have to wear a seat belt?

In West Virginia, the driver and all front-seat passengers age 18 and older must wear a seat belt. Violation of the seat belt law is a standard offense. In addition, the child passenger safety law also requires that all children wear an appropriate child restraint. What is appropriate depends on the size, height and weight of the child. For children ages 8-18, the appropriate restraint is a seat belt.

Are headsets or earplugs prohibited while driving?

In West Virginia, there is no prohibition on wearing headsets while driving. However, you should be very careful about covering your ears entirely as you will miss the visual queues otherwise present in the road environment.

Are you required to yield to pedestrians in marked or unmarked crosswalks?

Pedestrians have the right-of-way when using a crosswalk in West Virginia, which means you must stop and yield to pedestrians in both marked and unmarked crosswalks. When approaching a crosswalk, use caution and watch both sides of the street for pedestrians.

What should you do before driving in snowy conditions?

Removing snow and ice will not only make it easier for you to see the road ahead. It will also make it easier for other road users to see you. While it can be beneficial to let your engine warm up before driving, it's unnecessary to let it warm up for 40 minutes. Checking your tire tread depth is important, but it is something you should do when driving in all weather conditions and not just snowy conditions.

What is the speed limit in school zones?

School zone speed limits are in effect while children are present along the school roadway and when otherwise posted. Look for signs that indicate otherwise, such as flashing lights. In West Virginia, a school zone includes all school property, and any street abutting the school grounds. It extends 125 feet along a highway/street from the school grounds. Be extremely careful close to schools as children are unpredictable and may cross the road without warning.

When are studded tires permitted?

Studded tires have studs embedded in the tread that provide added traction. They are permitted in West Virginia between November 1 to April 15.

Does your trailer need to be equipped with independent braking?

The added weight of the trailer to your vehicle can drastically increase the distance needed to come to a full stop. For this reason, most states have laws regarding independent braking on trailers over a certain gross vehicle weight (GVW). In West Virginia, the gross weight limit for any trailer or semitrailer operated on a highway is 3,000 lbs.

What does the child restraint law mean for children of different ages?

The child restraint law requires that children be seated in appropriate restraint systems for their size, weight and height. Child restraint laws are standard enforcement. In West Virginia: Children 8 until 18 years old, or a child at least 4 feet 9 inches, must wear a seat belt. Children under 8 years old and less than 4 feet 9 inches must be secured in a child passenger safety device. Remember that it's often safer for children to ride in the back seat than the front seat. Never place a rear-facing child safety seat in a seat that has an active airbag.

You see that there is a stopped emergency vehicle on the road shoulder ahead,. What should you do?

The move-over-law in West Virginia is designed to protect emergency personnel and workers. If approaching a stationary emergency vehicle with flashing lights, including tow trucks, you must vacate the lane closest to the stopped vehicle. If changing lanes is unsafe or not possible, you must slow down to no more than 15 mph on a non-divided highway or 25 mph on a divided highway.

What is the standard speed limit in a business or residential area?

The standard speed limit in a business or residential area in West Virginia is 25 mph unless otherwise posted.

How far away from a school bus loading or unloading passengers do vehicles have to stop?


Vehicles from both directions have to stop for school buses loading or unloading passengers on all roads, including private roads, driveways and parking lots. School buses in West Virginia use flashing red lights to indicate that the bus is stopped to load or unload school children. Do not proceed until the school bus has started driving again, the lights have stopped flashing and the stop arm has been retracted, or the bus driver signals for you to proceed. A stop is not required when driving on the opposite side of a interstate highway divided by a median.

How many points are needed for a license suspension?

West Virginia uses a Point System to identify and keep unsafe drivers off the roads. Convictions remain on a driver's record for 2 years. Accumulating 12 or more points within any 2-year period will cause your driver's license to be suspended.

Why do some pedestrians carry a white cane?


A white cane is carried by pedestrians that are either totally or partially blind. They may not be aware of your presence and must be given total priority even when the right-of-way rules aren’t in their favor.

You make a wrong turn and end up on a one-way street. You should:


Never turn your vehicle around or back up on a one-way street.

What can you do to avoid harsh braking?


You should look 10-12 seconds ahead. Looking well ahead lets you take early action and avoid harsh braking. 

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