You can check your driving record in West Virginia by going to the West Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles website and requesting a copy of your driving record. It costs $7.50 if you provide the driver's license number or $8.50 otherwise to purchase a copy of your West Virginia driving record online, and you will need to provide your full name, date of birth, driver's license number and the last four digits of your Social Security number.
Some states like Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Iowa, and Ohio allow residents to check their driving record for free.
How to Check Your Driving Record in West Virginia
- Go to the West Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles website.
- Provide your personal information.
- Pay any applicable fees.
Driving records are important for insurance purposes because car insurance companies charge higher premiums for customers with a history of violations or accidents. For instance, a single speeding ticket increases premiums by an average of 20% in West Virginia. Checking your driving record can help you verify that the information is correct.
It’s also a good idea to see when a violation occurred, because insurance companies generally look at the past three to five years of your driving record. Once insurance companies stop taking the violation into account, you should compare quotes again to be sure you’re still getting the best rate on the coverage you need.
For more information, check out WalletHub’s guides to driving record checks and driver’s license points.
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