Communication Designation

Did you know that drivers who are deaf or hard of hearing may request a special code to be added to your vehicle registration that informs law enforcement officers of potential communication barriers before they approach your vehicle? 

Ask your local County Clerk's office if you’d like them to add the communication barrier code to their vehicle registration database. If a peace officer pulls the driver over and runs their license plate number, they will know that there may be some possible communication barriers when they approach the driver. ​

Beginning January 1, 2024, a driver who has any type of communication barrier may now request the special code to be added for the owner or lessee of a motor vehicle or someone who may be operating the vehicle.​ 

  • Keeps drivers and officers safe
  • Only seen by County Clerks and the peace officers
  • Free and optional to sign up

 For more information, check out the Kentucky Commission on the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Video below.

​The Kentucky Commission on the Deaf and Hard of Hearing also offers a Visor Communication Card for drivers to use when a law enforcement officer pulls them over. It has a variety of symbols on it that will, in the absence of an ASL interpreter, help facilitate communication between the driver and the officer.

**KRS 186.032​ defines eligible participants as having “a health condition or disability that may impede effective communication with a peace officer.”