Drivers Ed in Kentucky
Completion of a Kentucky Drivers Ed course is suggested and often required prior to obtaining your learner's permit, and ultimately receiving your Driver's License. Although not approved for the state of Kentucky, I Drive Safely is a good course to prepare yourself for your state's licensing exam.
If you're under 18, you'll be responsible for completing 60 hours of driving practice with a licensed adult, and 10 of those hours must be completed at night.
You'll need to show proof of those hours when you apply for your regular driver license.
All drivers under the age of 18 must complete a four-hour Graduated Licensing education course within one year of obtaining a license, and all counties will have free courses provided by the Transportation Cabinet.
These courses can be substituted by high school driver education classes, as well as private driving school courses that are approved by the Cabinet. You must provide the Division of Driver Licensing (DDL) with a copy of your completion certificate.
To enroll in the class, contact the DDL at (502) 564-0276 to ensure yourself a spot in your county's class.
The class deals mostly with making decisions as a driver, including issues related to drinking, attitudes, and seat belt laws. No hands-on instruction is given in this class.
Aside from the education course, both the DDL and the
Kentucky State Police offer ways for drivers to educate themselves.
The Kentucky DDL offers a multitude of publications available online.
The Kentucky State Police also offer a variety of helpful links regarding driver education and statistics.
Check out the Governor's Highway Safety Program and a page about Crime/Traffic Information and Publications for facts regarding underage drinking, child passenger safety, statistics regarding violation codes and collisions, as well as a special teen section.
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