This course is used by individual West Virginia courts and traffic enforcement agencies for ticket dismissal as part of the traffic ticket adjudication. Complete this course only if you were given permission or ordered by the court or regulatory agency.
Select this course if you were referred by your insurance company for Policy Discount / Mature Driver Program.
Take this DOT-Approved 6 Hours course to get auto insurance discount. The general age requirement for this course in the state of West Virginia is 55+.
Note: For those who are below age 70, the insurance discount expires every 3 years. For those who are 70+, the insurance discount expires every 2 years. You can come back and take the same course again once your insurance discount expires.
Access your West Virginia Defensive Driving Course anywhere, anytime from any device. We just ask that you don't do it while driving.
Defensive Driving by Improv was created over 20 years ago...
Founded in partnership with the World Famous Improv Comedy Club.
Created by the famed Improv Comedy Club, our Improv Defensive Driving Course provides a convenient and cost-effective way to complete your defensive driving class online. Based on a simple notion that a defensive driving course doesn’t have to be dry and boring, our West Virginia Defensive Driver Course has undergone numerous studies and have proven effective in reducing future tickets and accidents.
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"Defensive driving designed with you in mind"
Complete at YOUR pace on YOUR time at YOUR place
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Take advantage of our free express registration and get going in less than one minute.
10 simple chapters on an easy to navigate page. If you are not ready to pay, you can start the course now with no obligations. You will be directed to the payment page once you complete Chapter 1.
Proceed and complete the course all at once or a little at a time. There are 6 short chapters, 5 question review quizzes (no passing grade required), and a 25 question exit quiz. Continue on any device at any time. We stand behind your satisfaction with a 100% Money Back guarantee.
YOU ARE DONE
Just complete 10 easy chapters.Our West Virginia Defensive Driving Course is completed online, making it quick and easy. Start at work (it will be our little secret), do a little at lunch, Come back another day over a cup of coffee at your favorite coffee shop, and you can always do it at home! Your pace, your time, your place.
Defensive Driving are fun and exciting – not really, but we do our best to make your experience as pleasant as possible.
Still not convinced? See Our Testimonials.
From students who took our Defensive Driving Courses in West Virginia.
Loved the convenience of taking the course at my own pace!
This was a great course that was very informative. Everything was explained in a way that was very easy to read and understand. I will definitely recommend this course to others.
I really enjoyed reading some things that I wasn’t so aware – statistics and put a lot of other things into perspective. I liked how it has some jokes and videos in there, making it easier and pleasant to read all the information. This is great and sure beats going to a class on the weekend.
Because of the ease of an online experience, at home, I was able to relate to the material better. The comedy helped to set the tone. Had absolutely no technology problems with the site.
I liked the format because it allowed me to go at a comfortable pace in the comfort of my home and I was able to take necessary breaks when I need to. This is BY FAR the best way to take this course. Believe it or not, it has already changed the way I view other drivers and I think my driving will be positively changed because of this course.
This course was much more preferred than sitting in a classroom for hours. It was recommended to me and I will pass along the word!
Excellent course…nice and easy review of rules …and entertaining!
I was very pleased that an on-line course was available and it was icing on the cake when I realized how fun and helpful the Improv version is.
I think most drivers should take this course to refresh themselves on their own driving habits. Great course.
This made the course fun and enjoyable. Immediately began using what I learned on the road.
Great course, easy to use, and informative.
Easy and soooo much better than going to an actual driving school course.
Taking the course always reminds me of proper rules and laws of the road and reminds me to be a good driver at all times.
This online course was excellent and cheaper than the classroom course. I’ll never go back to the classroom one again after using this.
I like that you could pick up from anywhere you wanted instead of a classroom where you have to be there the entire time. With this you could take a break or go about your work day and then come back at night to finish this test. It is well done.
One of the best online courses I have taken.
This course was very easy to use and the support was very helpful.
At first I thought this was going to be a boring class that was hard to follow, but it was the total opposite and you learn so many new and useful things that you would not even think of!
Really enjoyed this, the breaks throughout the readings were fun.
I didn’t think I would but I got some valuable information and I find myself thinking and making better decisions driving.
Thought it was pretty well put together course. Made it as interesting as possible for this type of thing. Informational and direct.
Much more convenient and better than spending a whole day in class.
Great idea. Many facts hit home, but I enjoyed the side notes and the comedy.
I really liked the humor and sarcasm, excellent way to keep the reading fun.
West Virginia Defensive Driving
More information to help you make the right choice.
Attending classes for defensive driving in West Virginia (traffic school) can benefit you greatly whether or not your driving record is tainted.
Voluntarily taking classes will always help you be a better driver. A defensive driving course can help to improve your skills to prevent accidents in the future and to help you avoid committing traffic violations.
If you have a poor driving record the WV Division of Motor Vehicles or local traffic court may require your participation in traffic school in order to:
Decrease or remove points from your driving record
Dismiss a traffic ticket
Reduce premiums on your insurance policy
Driving Record Points
In WV accumulated points stay on your driving record for two years while the traffic violation itself remains for seven years. The accumulation of points typically results in a license suspension.
By attending a West Virginia Defensive Driving Class you may be able to have points deducted from your driver’s record.
For every course you complete, driving record points are reduced by 3 points. However, you are eligible only once in 12 months to have points removed.
A driver with a bad record who has accumulated 14 points is ineligible to have a license suspension removed after taking a West Virginia Defensive Driving Course.
Dismiss a Traffic Ticket
If you received a traffic citation the court may dismiss your ticket if you attend West Virginia defensive driving classes. However, this depends upon the seriousness of the violation and your past driving record. In certain circumstances the court may require that you complete a defensive driving course in addition to fines or other penalties.
In most cases to qualify for a traffic ticket dismissal:
You must have a valid WV driver’s license
The ticket issues is for committing a single violation
You have not attended defensive driving classes within the last 12-18 months.
You were not driving a commercial vehicle when you received the citation
Reduced Insurance Premiums
Contact your insurance agent to see if you are eligible for a rate reduction if you complete a defensive driving course.
Plan to spend between 4 and 8 hours to complete your defensive driving course.
WV defensive driving classes usually take between 4 and 8 hours to complete.
You are required to pass the course to obtain credit for successful completion.
One or more tests may be administered to achieve passing status.
Courses may be taken in person or online. However, the court may order you to take the classes in a specific manner. Be sure to confirm before signing up.
If the online option is available to you the course usually must be completed within 180 days of registration.
You may fail the course if you are unable to complete the course within the time required by either the court or the course provider and be ineligible for a refund.