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Planning a trip to Kentucky from outside the United States? You’ll find plenty of helpful Kentucky information below. Whether you’re a student visiting colleges or a family on vacation, keep these travel tips in mind for a trouble-free trip.

Speed Limits
The speed limit on Kentucky's multi-lane, limited-access parkways and interstate highways located outside metropolitan areas is 70 miles per hour (104 km per hour). On Kentucky's two-lane parkways, and the open road, the speed limit is 55 miles per hour (88 km per hour) unless otherwise posted. Speed limits within city limits are 25 miles per hour (40 km per hour) or 35 miles per hour (56 km per hour) unless otherwise posted. School Zones are enforced during such time as the flashing yellow lights are displayed. Fines for speeding in works zones are doubled.

Traffic Regulations
Kentucky has a right turn on red law, unless an intersection sign states otherwise. Please, for your safety and the safety of others, don't drink and drive. If convicted of D.U.I., first-time offenders can expect a 90-day license suspension, fines of $200-$500, and possible jail time up to 30 days. Penalties are more severe for second and subsequent convictions. Headlights should be used during periods of rain or other inclement weather.

Seat Belts
Kentucky has a mandatory seat belt law, so please, buckle up.

Child Restraints
Federally approved child restraint seats are required by Kentucky law for all children 40 inches tall or less.

If you are involved in an accident, please remain at the site of the accident and notify the nearest state police post or call 1-800-222-5555.
For emergencies, dial 911 from any land or mobile phone. 911 is the universal emergency number for the United States and operators will assist you during your call.
To report a reckless driver or someone who you think may be violating Kentucky's traffic laws, call the Kentucky Vehicle Enforcement at 1-800-928-2402.

State Police
Click here to go to the Kentucky State Police website.

The legal age to buy alcohol is 21, and it is not available in every county.  To check local availability, please call ahead to your destination.

Hunting Regulations
Fishing and Boating Regulations


Kentucky Department of Travel and Tourism Office

Hank Phillips
500 Mero Street
Capital Tower, 22nd Floor
Frankfort, KY 40601
Tel: (502) 564 4930
Fax: (502) 564 5695.


c/o Access Marketing
Joanne Scalamogna
2401-1101 Bay Street
Toronto, Ontario M5S 2W8
(416) 2-ACCESS (416-222-2377)
Fax: (416) 595-5060


Marjorie Dewey
Shibuya Mark City W22F
1-21-1 Dogenzaka, Shibuya-ku
Tokyo 150-0043
T: 03-4360-5643

Finn Weisse, European Representative
Kentucky Cabinet For Economic Development
Poststrasse 14-16
Hamburg, Germany 20345
Phone: +49 (0)40 35716844
Mobile:: +49 (0)171 4774965