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.


  • 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.

  • Distracted Driving Enforcement Campaign - April 8-23, 2016

    In conjunction with the National Distracted Driving Awareness Month in April, law enforcement throughout West Virginia will particpate in Distracted Driving Enforcement Patrols April 8-23, 2016. An increased number of patrols will have officers cracking down on the use of hand held cell phones while driving. Drive Safe & Park the Phone!

  • Click It or Ticket Campaign - May 16-30, 2016

    Officers throughout West Virginia will join the National Click It or Ticket Campaign by increasing patrols on our roadways to crack down on those who fail to buck up. The CIOT Enforcement Campaign will be conducted May 16-30, 2016. Since WV became a Primary Seat Belt State, the number of traffic fatalities has significantly decreased. Buckle Up West Virginia- Seat Belts Save Lives!

  • WV H2E Highway Safety Conference - May 25-27, 2016

    The WV Highway Safety H2E Conference will be held May 25-27, 2016 at Glade Springs, WV. The conference will feature excellent speakers, beneficial training, along with honoring the states TOP 52 DUI Enforcement Officers.

  • Target Red Enforcement Campaign - August 1-14, 2016

    The state wide red light running enforcement campaign will run August 1-14, 2016.