The graduated licensing program in West Virginia prepares teens by building driving skills through a series of steps. Novices qualify for instructions permits, move to intermediate licenses and eventually acquire full driving privileges, provided all requirements are fulfilled.
West Virginia drivers are at a much higher risk of being killed in traffic collisions than other U.S. drivers, according to a National Highway Traffic Safety Administration report. Approximately 12 of every 100,000 people died in motor vehicle accidents nationwide between 2006 and 2010. In our state, during the same period, the fatality rate was 20.56 per 100,000.
Losses are added up after a disaster based on the value of the item damaged or destroyed. Depending upon the insurance you carry, payment for the loss of a television in a fire might equal the TV's actual, depreciated value or the cost of replacement at current prices. Human losses are not so easy to measure.