Point Reduction in Kentucky
Kentucky currently approves certain online, video/DVD, and classroom traffic school courses. You can enroll in traffic school for one of two reasons:
- To prevent point accumulation in relation to a traffic ticket.
- To reduce points currently on your driving record.
Both situations require court referral, so you must notify the court that you’d like the option to enroll in traffic school and wait for approval before actually enrolling.
For more information, please visit our Traffic Schools in Kentucky page.
Satisfy Your Traffic Ticket
If you want to enroll in traffic school in order to prevent accumulating driving record points or to satisfy your citation, you can do so in person or by mail. Just deliver or send a written request along with a copy of your traffic ticket and the court costs to your court.
The court will then notify you of its decision and you’ll receive a separate bill for the traffic school.
Also note that:
- You can typically only enroll in traffic school once a year .
- You must be referred by the court―even if you’re attending for point reduction and not in relation to a traffic ticket.
- After completing the course, your driving record abstract won’t show your traffic violation, but your long term driving record (the one used by police officers, the courts, and government agencies) will.
- You can enroll if you’re a CDL holder, but only to prevent point assessment; your conviction will remain on your driving record.
You generally have about a month to decide which course to enroll in, complete the course, and submit proof to the court.
You can enroll in online, video/DVD, or classroom courses, but note that you must receive your enrollment letter from the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet before you can enroll in the online course.Other Topics in This Section