West Virginia Southern Regional Highway Safety Program

News & Events

  • Child Safety Seat Installation- Weekly Checks in Beckley - Every Tuesday - 9 am until 12 noon, by appointment only @ Beckley Fire Dept

    Child Safety Seat Check every Tuesday at the Beckley Fire Department on Third Avenue in Beckley from 9 AM until Noon. Bring your safety seat in and have a certified Child Safety Seat Technician assist you and give instructions on the proper installation and usage of your seat. By appointment only; Call 304-256-1780.

  • WV Hand Held Device (Cell Phone) Law

    Hand Held Device (Cell Phone) while Driving Law in WV: The hand held device law in WV can be summarized by stating that it is illegal for any person to be using a hand held device while driving. This includes both texting and talking on a cell phone while operating a motor vehicle. This is now a Primary Offense in West Virginia, meaning law enforcement only needs to observe you with the hand held device while driving to initiate a traffic stop. Click here to view the WV Code 17C-15-14.


  • SRHSP 2013 Awards Banquet - December 19, 2013

    The 2013 annual SRHSP Awards Banquet was held on December 19, 2013. The event recognized the top officers and departments in Region 7. Click here for story.

  • WV Seat Belt Law

    The WV Seat Belt Law states that all persons in the front seat must be secured by a properly approved seat belt, as well as all persons in the back seat under the age of 18. The Seat Belt Law in West Virginia is now a Primary Offense; meaning that law enforcement needs only to observe you without your seat belt buckled to initiate a traffic stop. Click here to view the WV Seat Belt Law 17C-15-49.

  • WV Child Safety Seat Law

    Click here to view the WV Child Safety Seat Law.

  • WV DUI Law

    Click here to view the code for the WV DUI Law.

  • Operation STING 19 - July 1-5, 2014

    Local law enforcement agencies will team up to combat Impaired Driving along Route 19 July 1-5, 2014. These saturated DUI Patrols and DUI Checkpoints during this time frame will help to crack down on impaired driving on one of WV's most problematic alcohol related crash related highways.

  • Target Red Campaign - August 1-17, 2014

    The state wide Target Red (Red Light Running) Enforcement Campaign will kick off August 1st in West Virginia and conclude on August 17, 2014. Law Enforcement Agencies across WV will target problem intersections with increased enforcement to cut down on red light violations, one of the biggest reasons for serious crashes in the US.