Point Reduction in Kentucky
As part of the Kentucky State Traffic School, the state approves certain online, video/DVD, and classroom traffic 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.
- You can only enroll in traffic school once every 12 months.
- 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 three-year driving record won’t reflect your traffic violation, but your five-year 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 appear 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.
Satisfy Your Traffic Ticket
If you want to enroll in order to prevent points related to a traffic violation and 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 (on line 10 of your ticket) 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 have 30 days to decide which course to enroll in, complete it, and submit proof to the court.
Again, drivers 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.
You have 30 days to complete traffic school and submit proof to your court; otherwise, you risk license suspension.
Note On Classroom Courses
KY doesn’t encourage rescheduling traffic school, but the state does recognize that emergencies happen and it’s best to try to reschedule your class as soon as possible, to avoid license suspension.
Rescheduling requests are accepted via the State Traffic School’s contact form.
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Some auto insurance companies give discounts to policyholders who complete traffic schools, so be sure to talk with your agent after you finish your course. You might find that instead of experiencing an increase in rates for getting a ticket, you can take advantage of lower rates for completing traffic school.
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