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CHARLESTON, WV (AP) -

The West Virginia Division of Motor Vehicles says some changes in laws will affect motorists starting this week.

One new law allows DUI offenders to get on the ignition interlock program immediately if they do not request a hearing. The DMV says this will protect other motorists while expediting the offender's rehabilitation.

Starting Thursday, people requesting an optional ID labeled as "For Federal Identification" will pay an additional $10 fee. Other new statutes will make changes to the upcoming electronic insurance verification process and allow motorcyclists to install certain types of auxiliary white and amber colored lights to make their bikes more visible.

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