The following information is updated periodically. However, laws and regulations can change between updates. State statutes and local ordinances are the ultimate authorities for these issues.
Points of Interest
Rural Interstates: Cars 70, Trucks 70
Urban Interstates: Cars 55, Trucks 55
Other Limited Access Roads: Cars 65, Trucks 65
These speed limits apply unless a different limit is posted.
Speed limits are absolute--exceeding the speed limit is illegal per se (regardless of whether it was safe under the specific conditions).
Speed Limits Enforcement Techniques
Enforced through use of:
Automated Speed Enforcement: No
Ticket Payment Methods
Consult your ticket or clerk of courts
Trial By Declaration Allowed
Jury Trial Allowed
Member of Nonresident Compact
Member of Driver License Compact
When and Where to File Accident Reports
The driver of a vehicle involved in an accident resulting in injury to or death of any person or total property damage to an apparent extent of five hundred dollars or more shall immediately by the quickest means of communication, whether oral or written, give notice of such accident to the local police department if such accident occurs within a municipality, otherwise to the office of the county sheriff or the nearest office of the West Virginia state police.
(West Virginia Statute 17C-4-6, http://law.justia.com/westvirginia/codes/17c/wvc17c-4-6.html)
Resident Insurance Requirements
Liability insurance is required (although some states allow posting a cash bond or such as an alternative)
Minimum Coverage Required:
Injury to one person: $20,000
All injuries: $40,000
Novice Drivers: All cell phone use, including text-messaging, prohibited for learners or intermediate stage permit holders, using primary enforcement
School Bus Drivers: No special restrictions
All Drivers: No restrictions
http://www.transportation.wv.gov/DMV/VEHICLES/Pages/VehicleLicenseInfo.aspx (Department of Transportation, Motor Vehicles Division)
Emergency Cellular Phone Number: *SP (*77)
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This page was last updated: August 2010