NASCAR’s fan base largely overlaps with those drivers most likely to undertake risky behaviors behind the wheel, and several State Highway Safety Offices have collaborated with drivers and tracks to deliver the safe driving message. The Kentucky Office of Highway Safety (KOHS) is one such state, partnering with the Kentucky Speedway for “Buckle Up in Your Truck 225.”
GHSA maintains data on state laws surrounding a number of highway safety issues. Below is information regarding laws in the state of Kentucky. Please note that GHSA does not compile any additional data on state laws other than what is presented in these pages. For more information, consult the appropriate State Highway Safety Office.
Preliminary numbers show a nearly 8% drop in Kentucky highway fatalities from 2016 to 2017. Kentucky Office of Highway Safety Director Noelle Hunter discusses the factors that may be contributing to this success.
January 12, 2018
Article by Deborah Highland
The Kentucky Office of Highway Safety (KOHS) was a recipient of GHSA and Ford Driving Skills for Life's 2016 teen safe driving grants. Through this grant, KOHS was able to host a Teen Driver Safety Day at the 2016 Kentucky State Fair.
No bicycle helmet laws.
Helmets required for riders under 21 or who have been licensed less than one year, as well as those without medical insurance. Universal helmet law repealed 1998.
Checkpoints are conducted weekly. Their legality is upheld under federal Constitution.
Length of Regular Renewal Cycle
Provisions for Mature Drivers
DUID Zero Tolerance or Per se Laws for Some Drugs
- Zero tolerance for some drugs
- Possession and Use: Illegal
- Impaired Driving: None
|Cars (MPH)||Trucks (MPH)|
70 on specific segments based on an engineering and traffic investigation
|Increased Penalty for High BAC||Administrative License Suspension on First Offense||Limited Driving Privileges During Suspension||Vehicle and License Plate Sanctions|
Mandatory for high BAC (.15 or higher) and repeat convictions