The following information is updated periodically. However, laws and regulations can change between updates. State statutes and local ordinances are the ultimate authorities for these issues.
Points of Interest
Rural Interstates: Cars 65*, Trucks 65*
Urban Interstates: Cars 65, Trucks 65
Other Limited Access Roads: Cars 65, Trucks 65
* 70 on specific segments, based on an engineering and traffic investigation
These speed limits apply unless a different limit is posted.
Speed limits are absolute--exceeding the speed limit is illegal per se (regardless of whether it was safe under the specific conditions).
Speed Limits Enforcement Techniques
Enforced through use of:
Automated Speed Enforcement: No
Ticket Payment Options
Consult your ticket or clerk of courts
Trial By Declaration Allowed
Jury Trial Allowed
Member of Nonresident Compact
Member of Driver License Compact
When and Where to File Accident Reports
Accidents involving death, personal injury, or total property damage exceeding $500 must be reported by the owner or operator of the vehicle (if the accident is not investigated by the authorities) within 10 days to the Justice Cabinet, Frankfort, KY 40601.
Resident Insurance Requirements
Liability insurance is required (although some states allow posting a cash bond or such as an alternative)
Minimum Coverage Required:
Injury to one person: $25,000
All injuries: $50,000
Property Damage: $10,000
(Total accident liability cap of $60,000)
Uninsured motorist coverage is required
Novice Drivers: All cell phone use prohibited for ages under 18, using primary enforcement
School Bus Drivers: All cell phone use prohibited, using primary enforcement
All Drivers: Text-messaging prohibited, using primary enforcement
Telephone: 502/564-4890 (Transportation Cabinet)
Emergency Cellular Phone Number: 911
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This page was last updated: August 2010