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License Suspension.


In Kentucky, a driver's license may be suspended for various reasons. Certain driving offenses can result in a suspension even if the driver has no other offenses on his or her license. These include: speeding 26 or more miles per hour over the speed limit, attempting to elude a police officer, racing. A Kentucky driver's license may also be suspended for failing to comply with a court order related to a criminal or traffic case. A failure to appear for a court date, unpaid fines, failure to complete drug and alcohol classes related to a DUI and other issues can lead to a license suspension.

Operating on a suspended license is a serious offense that can result in jail time. Operating on a suspended license due to a DUI is often treated more harshly than other suspended license offenses.

OUT-OF-STATE SUSPENSIONS

A Kentucky driver may be suspended or be unable to obtain a license due to an out-of-state offense, failure to appear for an out-of-state case, failure to pay an out-of-state fine or an existing suspension from another state.

There is no substitute for experience. Wesley Browne has assisted countless clients resolve license suspensions – some after many years driving without a license – and return to driving legally. Call today for your free consultation.

KENTUCKY DRIVER'S LICENSE POINT SYSTEM

Points assessed under the Kentucky Point System expire two (2) years from the date of conviction. However, the conviction entry remains part of the driver's record for a period of five (5) years from the conviction date.

Upon the accumulation of twelve (12) or more points against a driver age eighteen (18) or older, or 7 points against a driver under age 18, the Transportation Cabinet conducts a hearing concerning the drivers privileges to operate a motor vehicle. Failure to appear for the hearing results in a driving suspension for a period of six (6) months for the first such accumulation of twelve (12) points, one (1) year for the second such accumulation of twelve (12) points, and two (2) years for any subsequent accumulation of twelve (12) points within the two (2) year period.

After a hearing, the department may require the driver to be placed on "probation" in lieu of suspension and attend a driver improvement clinic (State Traffic School) approved by the Transportation Cabinet. Once a driver has been placed on "probation" by the department, he/she shall not be considered for probation again until a lapse of two (2) years from the ending date of any previous probation period granted, whether served or not.

VIOLATION TYPE POINTS

PointsViolation
010 mph or less over speed limit on limited access highway
315 mph or less over speed limit on any non-limited access highway
315 mph over speed limit in CMV (commercial motor vehicle)
015 mph or more in CMV (out-of-state conviction-listed as serious offense only-no points)
616-25 mph over speed limit on any road or highway
Hearing-Possible Suspension26 mph over speed limit on any road or highway
Hearing-Possible SuspensionAttempting to elude police officer
Hearing-Possible SuspensionRacing
6Commission of Moving Hazardous Violation Involving an Accident
6Combination of any Two or More Moving Hazardous Violations in Any One Continuous Occurence
6Failure to Stop for School or Church Bus
5Improper Passing
4Reckless Driving
4Following Too Closely
4Driving on Wrong Side of Roadway
4Changing Drivers in a Moving Vehicle
4Vehicle Not Under Control
4Failure to Yield to Emergency Vehicle
3Stop Violation (electric signal, railroad crossing, stop sign)
3Failure to Yield
3Wrong Way on One-Way Street
3Too Fast for Conditions
3Too Slow for Conditions
3Improper Driving
3Improper Start
3Improper Turn
3Failure to Illuminate Headlights
3Careless Driving
3Failure to Dim Headlights
3Improper Lane Usage
3Improper Use Left Lane/Limited Access Highway
3Failure to comply with Instructional Permit Requirements/Regulations
3Failure to yield right-of-way to Funeral Procession
3Any other Moving Hazardous Violations





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