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KENTUCKY DRIVER MANUAL BU C K LE U P St even L.Bes hear G over nor Dear Kentucky Driver, We are privileged each time we get behind the wheel of a vehicle and drive down one of Kentucky’s scenic back roads or expansive highways. Along with this privilege comes a great responsibility – something we should keep in the forefront of our minds as we traverse the Commonwealth. This manual is created to give you the proper foundation for carefully and responsibly taking on your role as a new dr
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  DRIVER MANUAL RIVER MANUAL KENTUCKY  ENTUCKY    B   U  C   K   L   EU   P  Dear Kentucky Driver,We are privileged each time we get behind the wheel of a vehicle and drivedown one of Kentucky’s scenic back roads or expansive highways. Along withthis privilege comes a great responsibility – something we should keep in theforefront of our minds as we traverse the Commonwealth.This manual is created to give you the proper foundation for carefully and responsibly taking on your role as a new driver. Study it well and you will beon your way to an enjoyable and safe driving experience.Remember to always wear your seatbelt, require the same of passengers and make sure that all children are secured in a federally approved child restraintseat. Obey Kentucky’s traf  fi c laws. They are on the books to protect the safetyand well being of everyone who travels throughout the Bluegrass State.Best wishes for a safe and pleasurable driving experience.Sincerely,Steven L. Beshear Governor  StevenL.BeshearGovernor KentuckyUnbridledSpirit.comAn Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/D  Dear Kentucky Driver, The Kentucky Drivers Manual has been prepared by the Kentucky StatePolice to provide you with the knowledge and basic skills to become a safe andcourteous driver. By thoroughly studying this manual, you will develop good drivinghabits and a better understanding of the traffic laws of Kentucky. It should be your goalto learn everything you can before starting your driving career. By committing yourself to this goal, you will in turn make the roadways of Kentucky safer for everyone. I would like to remind you that Kentucky law requires the use of safety belts andapproved child restraint seats. These laws were passed to protect you and your passengers and they are strictly enforced. I sincerely hope your driving experience isenjoyable and that you commit to making our roadways safe by following the trafficlaws of Kentucky. Wishing you the very best with your new driving privilege.Sincerely,Rodney Brewer Commissioner Kentucky State Police COMMONW EALTH OF KENTUCKY KENTUCKYSTATEPOLICE Rodney Brewer Commissioner    KentuckyUnbridledSpirit.com An Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/D  ii TABLE OF CONTENTS GRADUATED LICENSING LAWS FOR NEW DRIVERS ........1Permit Phase . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1Intermediate Phase . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1Intermediate Phase Continued . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 THE LICENSING PROCESS .................................2 CHANGE OF ADDRESS OR NAME ...........................4 RENEWAL OR DUPLICATE LICENSE .......................4 RESIDENTS SERVING IN THE MILITARY ...................4 HOW TO OBTAIN A KENTUCKY DRIVER’S LICENSE ........4Why Are Drivers Licensed . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4Who Needs A Kentucky License . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5Who Does Not Need A Kentucky License . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5Who May Not Have A License . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5What Are The Requirements For Obtaining A Kentucky License? .5Where Do I Get My License . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5What Must I Bring With Me To Get A Permit Or License? . . . . . . .6What Will The Test To Obtain A Permit Consist Of? . . . . . . . . . . .6Are Special Programs Available? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6When Are Road Tests Given In MyCounty? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6What Are The Requirements For Taking The Road Test? . . . . . . . .7What Equipment Is Required For My Vehicle? ................7What Equipment Must I Not Have On My Vehicle? . . . . . . . . . . . .9What Will Be Inspected On My Vehicle? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9What The Road Test Will Consist Of? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10What Will Be Scored On The Road Test? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10How Do I Transfer My Out-Of-State License To Kentucky? . . . . .10IAm Not A U.S. Citizen, How Do I Obtain a Kentucky License? .11 COMMERCIAL DRIVER’S LICENSE ........................11Commercial Drivers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11Who Does Not Need A Commercial Driver’s License (CDL)? . . .12Where Can I Obtain A CDL Manual? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12 RULES OF THE ROAD ....................................12Control Of Traffic At Intersections . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12Traffic Signals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .13Flashing Lights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .13Lighted Arrows . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .14Turns On Red Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .14Right Turns . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .14Left Turns . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .14
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