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Frequently Asked Questions
  • Applying For Your KY License
  • Preparing For Your KY Permit Test
  • Taking Your KY Permit Test
  • Preparing For Your KY Driving Exam (Or Road Test)
  • Taking Your KY Driving Exam (Or Road Test)
  • After You Have Passed The KY Driving Exam (Or Road Test)
  • Renewing Your KY Driver's License
  • What If You're Moving To Kentucky Or Just Visiting?
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Applying For Your KY License
At what age can I apply for a KY license?
To apply for a learner's permit in KY, you must be at least 16 years old.
What documents do I need to take with me when I apply for my KY license?
When you apply for your license, you will need to bring your birth certificate, your Social Security Car, your proof of residence and your application form. If you are under 18, you will also need to bring a School Compliance Verification Form and an application form signed by your parent.
Where should I go to apply for my KY license?
You should apply for your KY license at your local Kentucky DMV office. Local Kentucky Circuit Court Clerk Offices issue licenses.
Is there a way for me to contact a Kentucky DMV office?
Yes. You can contact a Kentucky DMV office at any time at this customer service number 502-564-1257. You can also visit a local office near you. You can find a list of available locations near you by visiting this website: http://transportation.ky.gov/Driver-Licensing/Pages/Testing-Hours-and-Lo...
Who do I need to bring with me when I go to take my KY permit test?
If you are under 18, your driver's license application needs to be signed by your parent or legal guardian so it is a good idea for them to accompany you. If your legal guardian is unable to accompany you, you should contact a DMV directly to see if there are other options available to you.
Do I need to get a physical to be able to apply for my license?
No. You do not have to take a physical in order to get a KY driver's license.
Do I have to complete a vision test before obtaining my KY license?
Yes. You have to complete a vision test. The DMV office will test your vision when you apply for your permit.
Preparing For Your KY Permit Test
Do I have to study for my KY permit test?
Yes. It's a very good idea to study for your permit test as this is the best way to ensure that you will pass. Though there are quite a few questions for which you need only use common sense, a few questions on the exam require more advanced knowledge.
Do I need to a complete a driver's education course to get my license in Kentucky?
If you are under 18, you will need to complete at least 60 hours of behind-the-wheel training with a licensed driver who is 21 years old or older. Ten of those hours must be completed during the night, and after you receive your license you will need to pass a 4 hour Graduated Licensing Education course.
Where can I find a KY Driver's Manual?
You find a copy of the KY Driver's Manual by visiting your local library or by downloading a copy online at this website: http://transportation.ky.gov/Driver-Licensing/Pages/Driver-Testing-Manua...
Do I have to read the whole KY Driver's Manual or can I skip a few chapters?
It's a good idea to read the entire manual. The permit test will cover the entire driver's manual. To be the most prepared for the exam and to give you the best chance of passing, you want to be familiar with the manual.
What kind of questions are on the KY permit test?
Questions on the KY permit test cover the entire KY Driver's Manual e.g. "What is the speed limit for urban areas? "or "What is carbon monoxide and how is it potentially harmful?"
What do I need to pass the KY permit test?
The KY Permit Test consists of two sections: rules of the road and road signs. You will need to answer 24 of the 30 rules of the road questions and 8 out of 10 road sign questions correctly in order to pass.
Where do I go to take my KY permit test?
You will take your permit test at your local DMV office. You can find a list of available locations at this website: http://www.KYDMV.state.KY.us/administration/driver_licensing_control/rol...
Is there anything I should do on the night before my permit test?
The night before your permit test make sure you review your notes. Don't try to cram a ton of new information last minute. Also make sure you get a good night's rest.
How do I know if I'm ready to take the KY permit test?
Only you can know when you are ready to take the KY permit test. Before the test, make sure you're familiar with all of these topics: common risks and dangers on the road, responding to accidents, driving in various districts, right of way rules and DUI laws.
Taking Your KY Permit Test
Where should I go to sign up for my KY permit test?
You can sign up for your KY permit test at your local DMV office. You can find the nearest location at this website: http://transportation.ky.gov/Driver-Licensing/Pages/Testing-Hours-and-Lo...
What documents do I need to bring with me when I take my KY permit test?
On the day of your KY Permit Test, you will need to bring your birth certificate, your Social Security Car, your proof of residence and your application form. If you are under 18, you will also need to bring a School Compliance Verification Form and an application form signed by your parent.
How much does the KY permit test cost?
A Kentucky Learner's Permit cost $10.
Who do I need to bring with me when I go to take my KY permit test?
If you are under 18, your driver's license application needs to be signed by your parent or legal guardian so it is a good idea for them to accompany you. If your legal guardian is unable to accompany you, you should contact a DMV directly to see if there are other options available to you.
What do I need to know in order to pass my KY permit test?
It's a good idea to be familiar with all sections of the KY Driver's Manual. You should be familiar with driving and driving laws, road signs and markings, parking, lanes for turning, round-a-bouts and driving point system.
How many questions are on the KY permit test?
The KY Permit Test consists of two sections: rules of the road and road signs. You will need to answer 24 of the 30 rules of the road questions and 8 out of 10 road sign questions correctly in order to pass.
Is the permit test open book?
No. You are not allowed to bring the Kentucky Driver's Manual or any other supplementary study materials into the exam with you.
Do I have to take a drug test before I get my permit?
In Kentucky you do not have to submit to a drug test before getting your permit.
What happens if I fail my KY permit test?
If you fail your permit test, you won't be issued a permit. You will be able to take the KY Permit Test as soon as the next business day, but don't rush it. You should retake the test when you feel confident that you can do well.
Preparing For Your KY Driving Exam (Or Road Test)
What happens after I obtain my permit?
If you are over 21, after you've received your learner's permit, you will need to maintain your permit for thirty days before you can take the KY Driving Exam. If you are under 21, however, you will need to maintain your permit for 180 days, and if you are under 18, you will need to participate in a Graduated Driver's Licensing Program. Additionally, you will need to complete sixty hours of driving practice, ten of which must be completed at night. You are also not allowed to drive between 12 AM and 6 AM.
What restrictions, if any, are there on my KY Learner's Permit?
You can't drive alone. When you are driving, a driver who is 21 years old, should always be in the car with you.
What driving skills should I develop when preparing for my KY road test?
You should feel confident conducting basic safety checks, performing smooth lane changes, starting and stopping your vehicle smoothly and sharing the road with other vehicles.
What do I need to bring with me when I take my KY Driving Exam?
You will need to bring with you to your driving exam your learner's permit, a registered and insured vehicle, your parent or a licensed driver, who is 21 years old or older and a form indicating that you have completed the mandatory 60 hours of behind-the-wheel training signed by your parents.
What do I have to do on the KY Driving Exam?
On the KY Driving Exam, you must demonstrate your ability to drive safely and effectively. Also, you will need to prove your ability to parallel park.
Is there anything in particular I should do the night before my KY road test?
The night before your road test, you should practice the DMV testing route with a licensed driver, who is 21 years old or older. Also, make sure you get a good night's rest.
At what location can I take my KY Driving Exam?
You complete your KY Driving Exam at a local County Circuit Clerk's office. You can find a list of available testing locations near you by visiting this website: http://transportation.ky.gov/Driver-Licensing/Pages/Testing-Hours-and-Lo...
Do I need to supply a vehicle for my KY Driving Exam?
Yes. You have to bring your own car with you. You must able to provide proof of registration and insurance. You should also ensure the vehicle is in good working condition.
Taking Your KY Driving Exam (Or Road Test)
Who do I need to bring with me when I take my KY Driving Exam if I am under 18?
A licensed driver who is 21 years old or older should accompany you.
What tips should I follow for my KY Driving Exam?
Remember to pay attention to oncoming traffic. Stay within the speed limit and leave a safe distance between yourself and other cars. Check your mirrors regularly. Always come to a complete stop and keep both hands on your steering wheel at all times. Do not chat too frequently or swerve abruptly.
Is there anything I should expect for my KY Driving Exam?
You should expected to be tested on your ability to drive safely and effectively. You should be able to make a quick stop, observe intersections, pass other vehicles safely and use the appropriate lanes.
During the actual Driving Exam who is allowed to be in the car with me?
You and your examiner are the only people allowed in your vehicle during the driving exam. No one else will be permitted.
What happens if I fail the KY road test?
If you fail your road test, your examiner will tell you why you failed. You should take into account how he/she suggest you improve. Pay attention to what your examiner says and work upon improving your driving skills. The waiting period between each test is 7 days. If you fail the road test six times, you will need to wait 6 months before you are able to take the test again. If you fail your KY Driving Exam, do not rush retaking it.
After You Have Passed The KY Driving Exam (Or Road Test)
What happens after I pass my KY Driving Exam?
If you are over 18, after you pass your KY Driving Exam, you will receive your license. If you are under 18, a sticker will be placed on the license issued to you. To have the sticker removed, you will need to complete the intermediate driver phrase. For more information about this process and its requirements, you should visit this website http://www.graduateddriverlicensing.com/states/kentucky.php
Do I need to have car insurance?
Yes. You will need to carry car insurance.
What is the average cost of car insurance in Kentucky?
The cost of your car insurance will vary depending on your age, credit history, driving history and your gender. You can visit this website to find out more information that can help you find the appropriate car insurance for you: https://apps.tdi.state.KY.us/helpinspublic/Start.do?type=auto.
Why is car insurance more expensive for new drivers?
New drivers and inexperienced drivers (especially teens) have a higher risk of being in an accident, insurance companies often charge more to cover them.
Renewing Your KY Driver's License
How can I renew my KY Driver's license if I am older than 18?
To renew your KY License, you will need to visit your local County Circuit Clerk's office.
How much will renewing my KY License cost?
To renew your license, you will need to pay $20.
Do I need to retake the written test when I renew my KY Driver's license?
No. You will not have to retake any exams to renew your license unless your license has been suspended or expired for a very long time.
What If You're Moving To Kentucky Or Just Visiting?
When I move to Kentucky from another state, do I have to pass the KY road test?
No. You will not need to complete the KY Driving Exam, however you will need to replace your out-of-state license with a KY Driver's License within thirty days.
After moving to Kentucky, how many days do I have to get a Kentucky license?
After you become a KY resident you have thirty days to obtain a KY license.
Is my out-of-state learner's permit valid in Kentucky?
Yes. You can drive in KY with your out-of-state learner's permit as long as a licensed driver, who is 21 years old or older, accompanies you. If you become a Kentucky resident, you will need to apply for a KY permit.
If I'm not a Kentucky resident do I need to have a Kentucky Driver's license to drive in Kentucky?
No. It's okay to drive in KY with a valid out-of-state Driver's license as long as you are not a resident.
Can I drive in Kentucky with my out-of-country license?
If you possess a valid Driver's license from another country, you are allowed to use it for one year after entering the United States. After that one year, you must obtain a Kentucky Driver's license.Question Category