After holding the permit for 180 days, the driver may schedule an appointment with the Kentucky State Police to apply for their intermediate license. A licensed driver 21 years or older must accompany you to the testing site.
REQUIREMENTS TO TAKE THE ROAD TEST
- Vehicles used for testing must be properly registered, and proof of liability insurance is required. One of the following will be required as proof:
- A proof-of-insurance card furnished by the insurance company.
- A current insurance policy for that vehicle.
- A binder from an insurance agent, in writing, stating that insurance is in force.
- NOTE: Rental cars must have the driver’s name listed on the rental contract as an operator.
Practice Driving Log, signed and certified by the parent/guardian, that lists 60 hours of practice driving, 10 of those hours being at night.
- If you fail the road skills test, you must wait seven full days before retaking the test.
IF YOU PASS THE SKILLS TEST
- After completing the road test administered by a Kentucky State Police examiner, the examiner will place an "Intermediate License" sticker on the driver's permit.
- After holding the intermediate license for 180 days and completing the required driver education course (see Driver Education Training section), the driver will be eligible for a full unrestricted license.
RULES AND RESTRICTIONS
- The driver is not permitted to drive between 12:00 A.M. (midnight) and 6:00 A.M. unless the driver can demonstrate a good cause for driving, such as emergencies, school-, or work-related activities.
- If the driver is convicted of a moving traffic violation indicated in KRS 186, 189, and 189A, they will have to restart the 180-day waiting period.
- Passenger restriction if the driver is under 18- limited to 1 (one) unrelated person under 20 years of age.
- Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs is prohibited. All drivers under 21 are subject to "Zero Alcohol Tolerance" (Defined as .02 Blood Alcohol Concentration).