(a) Every application for an instruction permit or for a driver's license shall be made upon a form furnished by the division. Every application shall be accompanied by the proper fee and payment of the fee entitles an applicant under the age of eighteen to not more than two attempts at the written test or not more than three attempts to pass the road skills test. An applicant age eighteen years or older is entitled to not more than two attempts at the written test or not more than three attempts to pass the road skills test within a period of ninety days from the date of issuance of the instruction permit. An applicant who fails either the written test or the road skills test may not be tested twice within a period of one week.
(b) Any applicant who has not been previously licensed must hold an instruction permit for a minimum of thirty days. For the purposes of this section, the term "previously licensed" means an applicant who has obtained at least a level two graduated license or junior driver's license issued under the provisions of this article or has obtained an equal or greater level of licensure if previously licensed in another state.
(c) Every application for an instruction permit shall state
the full legal name, date of birth, sex, and residence address of
the applicant and briefly describe the applicant. the application
shall state whether the applicant has theretofore been a licensed
driver and, if so, when, and by what state or country and whether
his or her license has ever been suspended or revoked within five years of the date of application, or whether an application has
ever been refused and, if so, the date of and reason for the
suspension, revocation or refusal. The application will indicate
whether the applicant desires a notation on the driver's license
indicating that the applicant is an organ donor, in accordance with
article one-b of this chapter, is diabetic, deaf, or hard of
hearing, has any other handicap or disability, or is an honorably
discharged veteran of any branch of the Armed Forces of the United
States, and such other pertinent information as the commissioner
Note: WV Code updated with legislation passed through the 2016 Regular Session
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