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Kentucky Traffic Laws

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Below you will find links to traffic laws and driving rules in Kentucky -- including the online vehicle code, statutes on common traffic violations, and state-specific driving manuals (where available).

Drinking & Driving Violations Driving Under the Influence (KRS Chapter 189A)
Driving Without a License / With a Suspended License Operators' licenses [PDF] (KRS 186.410)
Unlawful to drive or permit another to drive without license [PDF] (KRS 186.620)
Driving Without Insurance / With Insufficient Insurance Financial Responsibility Law (KRS Chapter 187)
Driving Without Registration / With Expired Registration Registration requirement [PDF] (KRS 186.020)
Illegal U-Turn Turning around on curve or grade [PDF] (KRS 189.400)
Leaving the Scene of an Accident / Hit & Run Duty in case of accident [PDF] (KRS 189.580)
Mechanical Violations Vehicle Equipment (KRS Chapter 189 scroll to sections .020 to .205)
Reckless Driving Operator of vehicle to drive carefully [PDF] (KRS 189.290)
Running a Red Light / Stop Sign Traffic control signals [PDF] (KRS 189.338)
Seat Belt / Child Restraint Violations Requirements of use of seat belts and child restraint systems [PDF] (KRS 189.125)
Speeding Speed [PDF] (KRS 189.390)
Fines for speeding [PDF] (KRS 189.394)
Unlawful Vehicle Modifications Vehicle Equipment (KRS Chapter 189 scroll to sections .020 to .205)

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