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Based on the 2024 Driver Handbook

West Virginia Driver’s Handbook Study Guide

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West Virginia DMV Study Guide

Here are some state-specific topics from the driver’s handbook to study for the West Virginia DMV written test. Download the West Virginia DMV Study Guide PDF to take your studies offline.

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What is a good following distance rule to follow?

Use the 3-4 second rule when following other vehicles.

When the vehicle ahead of you passes a certain point, count: one-one-thousand, two-one-thousand, three-one-thousand, etc. If you pass the point before you finish counting, increase your following distance.

Certain situations like heavy traffic or poor conditions may require a longer following distance.

How far in advance must you use your turn signals in West Virginia?

Turn signals should be given at least 100 feet before making a turn. 

When should you use your headlights?

If weather conditions require the use of your windshield wipers, you must turn on your low-beam headlights. 

Turn on your low-beam headlights any time conditions prevent you from seeing other vehicles. 

Use your headlights on country or mountain roads, even when it is sunny. 

Use your headlights when visibility is less than 1,000 feet.

Turn on your headlights from sunset to sunrise.

When should you dim your high-beam headlights?

Dim your high-beam headlights within 500 feet of an oncoming vehicle or when following within 200 feet behind another vehicle. 

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