Kentucky drivers license and rules of the road

Driver's licenses in Lexington/Fayette County are issued through the Kentucky Department of Transportation.

You can find more information about how to test for a driver's license or how to get your license renewed through the Kentucky Department of Transportation website. 

Kentucky Department of Transportation's website

In Kentucky, any non-US citizen with a valid out-of-state license transferring into the Commonwealth does not have to undergo any testing by Kentucky State Police. They will transfer their license like any other valid US license holder from another state.

Languages currently available for written permit testing:  Albanian, Arabic, Bosnian, Cambodian, Chinese, Croatian Persian, Polish Romanian, Russian, Somali, Spanish, English, French, German, Japanese, Korean, Laotian, Thai, Turkish, Vietnamese.

Written permit testing information available

Global Lex driver's educational videos in three languages

Global Lex has developed online videos for the international residents of Kentucky to learn the rules of the road, while at the same time learning English to prepare for the driver's license exams.

Currently, there are videos in Arabic, French and Swahili.

Arabic Kentucky drivers education video

French Kentucky drivers education video

Swahili Kentucky drivers education video