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Is A Points System Used in the State of Kentucky?

There are quite a few states in the United States that use a points system when it comes to your driving record. Kentucky is one of the states that does use a points system. You start off with no points at all on your driving record. You get various different amounts of points for a traffic violation, depending on the violation. As you would expect, more serious violations get you more points on your driving record.

Kentucky Traffic Violations

As previously mentioned, the amount of points you get for a certain traffic violation depends on the severity of the violation. The fewest number of points you can get for a single violation is three points. You get three points for violations such as going between 11 and 15 mph over the speed limit on a limited-access highway and failure to yield. However, reckless driving is a more serious violation and you will get four points on your driving record as a result. The largest number of points you can get for a single violation is six points and you can get six points for going between 16-25 mph over the speed limit on any road or highway.

How to Pay for Traffic Tickets in Kentucky

You first have to plead no contest or guilty before you pay a traffic ticket in Kentucky. After that, you have several options for paying for your traffic ticket. You can pay for your traffic ticket over the phone or you can pay it in person or by mail. In some cases, you can pay for your traffic ticket online. In order to pay for your traffic ticket online, if eligible, you have to go to the correct website. The correct website is the Kentucky Court of Justice site, which you can find here.

If you are eligible to pay for your Kentucky traffic ticket online, your ticket will be marked ‘Payable’ in the court section. You can pay for your traffic ticket online by debit card. You can also pay for it by credit card.

Driver Improvement in Kentucky

The state of Kentucky provides a number of options for driver improvement. You can attend traffic school in Kentucky for a specific traffic violation and no points will go on your driving record for that particular violation. You can learn how to improve your driving habits here. You can also learn a number of defensive driving techniques in order to keep yourself on the road in Kentucky. Additionally, if you accumulate 12 points on your driving record, you may have to attend a State Traffic School approved by the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet.

License Suspension in Kentucky

You can get your driver’s license if you accumulate too many points on your driving record within a certain period. In the state of Kentucky, your driver’s license may be suspended if you get 12 points on your driving record within a two-year period. However, you can meet with a hearing officer before your license may get suspended. If you do not attend this meeting, your driver’s license will be suspended for six months. After the hearing, you may be placed on probation instead of suspended and you will have to attend a State Traffic School approved by the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet.

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