The Guide To Colored Curb Zones in Kentucky

Kentucky parking laws: understanding the basics

The counties, as well as the cities and towns, throughout Kentucky will tend to have their own regulations and fine schedules for parking violations. It is important for drivers to learn the regulations in the area where they live, and even to the places they may be traveling. Most of the time, you will be able to rely on the basic rules of parking in Kentucky, but you will always want to look out for signs that will indicate whether you are allowed to park in certain areas or not. This will help to prevent you getting a ticket or having your vehicle towed.

Be aware of where you park

If you have to park on a public road, you have to be very careful of how you do it. You need to make sure you are not getting in the way of the flow of traffic. You should try to move the vehicle as far off the road as possible so it is away from traffic. If there is a shoulder at the edge of the road, pull onto it as far as you can. If there is a curb, you want to be as close to the curb as possible (within 12 inches).

Always be aware of what is around you when you are parking so you can see whether your vehicle would impede traffic in any way. For example, if there is an obstruction in the road, you do not want to park near it or opposite of it, as this would make it more difficult and dangerous for vehicles to pass. By using your common sense when you are looking for a parking space, you can reduce the risk of getting a ticket or causing issues for other traffic.

If you are not disabled, or if you are not driving a person who is disabled, you are unable to park in handicapped parking spaces. You will need to have special license plates or a placard that will allow you to park in those locations, often designated with blue paint, for disabled individuals. If you do, the fines can range from $50 to $200.

Keep in mind that there are a number of different counties, towns, and cities in the state, and they will likely have different fine costs, even for the same type of infraction. As mentioned, it is important to have an understanding of the local rules, as well as the cost of the fines.

If you do get a ticket, you need to pay it as soon as possible. If you don’t take care of the fine by the date indicated on the ticket, the price of the fine can increase. Failure to pay could allow the municipality to take you to collections, which could affect your credit score.

There are typically going to be signs that will let you know whether you are able to park in certain locations or not. Always watch for signs and abide by their rules so you do not run the risk of getting a ticket.


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