EFFECTIVE THE 20TH SEPTEMBER 2021; THE DEPARTMENT WILL REQUIRE THAT ALL PERSONS VISITING ANY OF THE OFFICE LOCATIONS WEAR A FACE MASK.
THIS ALSO APPLIES TO PERSONS SITTING WRITTEN AND PRACTICAL ROAD EXAMINATIONS.
APPLICANTS WHO HAVE BOOKED AND CONFIRMED A WRITTEN APPOINTMENT WHO WISH TO CHANGE THE DATE
MUST GIVE (15) FIFTEEN MINUTES NOTICE. PLEASE REFER TO THE “TOUCH SCREEN BROCHURE.” HOWEVER
APPLICANTS FOR THE PRACTICAL ROAD TEST MUST CANCEL 24 HOURS PRIOR TO THE DATE OF THE TEST. FAILURE
TO COMPLY WILL RESULT IN ANOTHER PAYMENT OF THE PRESCRIBED FEE.
THE STUDY MATERIAL CAN BE FOUND AT WWW.DVDL.GOV.KY.
APPLICANTS MUST PROVIDE THEIR OWN VEHICLE OR MAKE PROVISIONS PRIOR TO ATTENDING THE TEST AND BE
IN POSSESSION OF A VALID INSURANCE CERTIFICATE FOR THE VEHICLE BEING USED. THE INSURANCE SHOULD
STATE WHO IS COVERED BY THE INSURANCE.
(INSURANCES MAY NOT NECESSARILY COVER PERSONS WITH A PROVISIONAL LICENCE.)
FOR MOTORCYCLE EXAMINATIONS PLEASE BRING A WAVE CAP OR BANDANA AS HELMETS MAY BE PROVIDED.
(BEFORE STARTING THE TEST ALL APPLICANTS MUST HAVE PROPER RIDING GEAR.)
PROPER RIDING GEAR WILL CONSIST OF BUT NOT LIMITED TO AN APPROVED HELMET
ACU (auto cycle union) GOLD OR SILVER
DOT FMVSS 218 (USA)
SNELL M 2005
SHARP (UK) STAR RATING
ECE 22.05 rev. (EUROPE (2001) (SECTION 24 (1) OF THE TRAFFIC REGULATIONS (2021 REVISION).
FULL FINGER RIDING GLOVES, LONG PANTS, EYE PROTECTION (VISORS OR GOGGLES), LONG SLEEVED
SHIRT/JACKET AND OVER THE ANKLE FOOTWEAR (WITH LITTLE TO NO HEEL AND NOT CLOTH OR CANVAS)
“L” PLATE MUST BE DISPLAYED AT ALL TIMES DURING THE TEST. DIAGRAM IS AVAILABLE ON THE WEBSITE.
YOU MUST HAVE THESE ITEMS TO DO THE TEST.
NO DAMAGED HELMETS OR ACCESSORIES WILL BE ACCEPTED. IF THESE RULES ARE NOT MET,
THE TEST WILL AUTOMATICALLY BE CANCELLED AND THE APPLICANT MUST REBOOK AT THEIR
Section 25 (a)(i)–(v) of the Traffic Act (2021 Revision)
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