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West Virginia Motorcycle & ATV Safety

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The West Virginia Motorcycle Safety Program is pleased to offer motorcycle rider courses developed by the Motorcycle Safety Foundation (MSF) and taught by MSF certified, professional instructors. These courses are approved by the state. Graduates are exempt from the requirement to take the state riding skills test for motorcycle license endorsement.

  • All unendorsed riders must obtain a temporary motorcycle instruction permit prior to attending class.

  • All Applicants are required to have a valid West Virginia driver's license and be 16 years of age or older.

For more information about motorcycle safety, West Virginia Law, and how to obtain a permit for motorcycles, please click here.

The West Virginia ATV Safety & Awareness Program was developed after an ACT to amend the code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, by adding thereto a new chapter, designated §17F-1-1, §17F-1-2, §17F-1-3, §17F-1-4, §17F-1-5, §17F-1-6,§17F-1-7, §17F-1-8 and §17F-1-9, all relating to the regulation of all-terrain vehicles generally; prohibiting operation on interstate highways and on center-lined roads or roads with more than two lanes; exceptions to prohibition; prohibiting operation with more than one passenger unless allowed under manufacturers’ specifications; prohibiting child passengers unless operator is an adult or has a level two intermediate driver’s license; requiring certain equipment; prohibiting riders under the age of eighteen without a helmet; providing for criminal penalties for violations; requiring safety awareness courses; creating exceptions; providing for regulation by local government authority; requiring rental dealers to provide safety equipment; providing certain exemptions for use on private property; providing exemption for farm and commercial use; and clarifying application of rules of operation.

For questions about the ATV Safety & Awareness Program, please click here.

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