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New course lets beginning drivers earn learner’s permit online

Beginning drivers can complete course in about four hours

FRANKFORT, Ky. (June 19, 2014) —The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet recently instituted an online version of the Graduated Driver License course for teaching safe driving techniques to beginning drivers. The beginning drivers online course is administered by I Drive Safely, a driver education website.

 “Our hope is to make options available for every situation,” said Rodney Kuhl, KYTC commissioner of the Department of Vehicle Regulation. “We understand people have busy schedules, and this new online option just adds another convenient way for those struggling to find time for our classroom course.”

The online beginning drivers course, which costs $15, takes about four hours to complete. The course can be taken when convenient for the driver and at the driver’s own pace, as long as the course is completed within 270 days of the initiated login. The money charged for the course is collected by the website administering the course, not the state.

Nearly 35,000 students take the Graduated Driver License course each year. Students taking the online course may have to wait 24 to 48 hours before completion of the course shows up on their driving records. But after the course is complete, a confirmation email will be sent to the student.

Once beginning drivers have completed the course, along with other requirements under Kentucky’s Graduated Driver License Law, they are eligible for an unrestricted driver’s license.