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WVC 18 - 6 - 8 §18-6-8. Driver education course to be made available to all secondary school pupils prior to their graduation; exemption; application by pupil for unrestricted operator's license.

Before any pupil is graduated from a secondary school after the first day of September, one thousand nine hundred seventy-five, he or she shall first be provided an opportunity and encouraged to successfully complete a driver education course approved by the state board in a public, private, parochial or denominational secondary school within the state. If a pupil has successfully completed a similar course in a secondary school of another state and the course is accepted by the state board as adequately meeting and complying with the course standards established by the state board, then the aforementioned requirement shall be deemed fulfilled regarding that pupil.

On or before December thirty-first, two thousand, any secondary school pupil sixteen years of age or older, but under eighteen years of age, who has successfully completed a driver education course approved by the state board in a public, private, parochial or denominational secondary school within the state or a similar course in a secondary school of another state and accepted by the state board as adequately meeting and complying with the course standards established by the state board, shall, upon proper application and successful completion of all examination and driving tests required by law for issuance of an operator's license to a person eighteen years of age or older, be issued an operator's license without any restriction rather than the junior or probationary operator's license provided for in section three, article two, chapter seventeen-b of this code. On or after the first day of January, two thousand one, any secondary school pupil sixteen years of age or older, but under eighteen years of age, who has successfully completed a driver education course approved by the state board in a public, private, parochial or denominational secondary school within the state or a similar course in a secondary school of another state and accepted by the state board as adequately meeting and complying with the course standards established by the state board, shall be exempted from submitting a sworn affidavit certified by the parent, legal guardian, or other responsible adult over the age of twenty-one that the applicant has successfully completed the minimum number of hours of behind-the-wheel training as provided in section three-a, article two, chapter seventeen-b of the code.

Note: WV Code updated with legislation passed through the 2013 1st Special Session
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