West Virginia

GHSA maintains data on state laws surrounding a number of highway safety issues. Below is information regarding laws in the state of West Virginia. Please note that GHSA does not compile any additional data on state laws other than what is presented in these pages. For more information, consult the appropriate State Highway Safety Office.

Director of Highway Safety in WV Division of Motor Vehicles says drunk driving arrests are down

While alcohol-related traffic fatalities have decreased in West Virginia, drug-impaired driving fatalities are on the rise. West Virginia Governor’s Highway Safety Program Director Bob Tipton explains the challenges to curbing drugged driving.

Director of Highway Safety in WV Division of Motor Vehicles says drunk driving arrests are down

May 20, 2018

Responsibility.org Drugged Driving Grant Results: West Virginia

The West Virginia Governor's Highway Safety Program was one of the recipients of GHSA and the Foundation for Advancing Alcohol Responsibility's (Responsibility.org) 2017 grants to combat drug-impaired driving.

Before receiving the grant, West Virginia had 33 trained Drug Recognition Experts (DREs) providing services to the state's 55 counties. In order to fill gaps in staffing, West Virginia sought to use this funding to add an additional DRE training class in 2017.

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