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What do I need before I can get my permit?

Before applying for an instruction permit, you should study for the written exam. The Kentucky State Police website has an online version of the Kentucky Drivers Manual available which covers some of the following topics:

• The licensing process
• Graduated licensing laws for new drivers
• How to obtain a Kentucky driver’s license
• Rules of the road
• Seeing well
• Communicating to other drivers
• Adjusting speed
• Keeping a space cushion
• Sharing the road with tractor trailer trucks
• Slow moving vehicles
• Sharing space
• Traffic signals
• Drinking and driving
• Protecting your driver’s license

In addition, the manual outlines tips on handling inclement weather conditions and what to do in an emergency.