Kentucky State Police Governor Beshear Announces Regional Drive Test Services in Bowling Green
BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (WBKO) – Today Governor Andy Beshear and the Kentucky State Police (KSP) announced that the regional drive testing branch in Bowling Green will begin serving Kentuckians who wish to obtain a driving license or a driving license. The regional branch, located in Bowling Green, will serve residents of Barren, Simpson, Warren, Allen, Butler and Edmonson counties. Residents of these counties should take note of the new regional location in order to make an appointment prior to their arrival for a license, driver or commercial driver’s license exam.
“We appreciate that KSP and the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet are working together to extend driver licensing services to Kentuckians in Barren, Simpson, Warren, Allen, Butler and Edmonson counties,” Governor Beshear said. “A local branch makes it easier for our Kentucky families to access the services they need. “
On October 25, KSP began offering driving tests at the KYTC Regional Drivers Licensing Office, located at 360 East 8th Avenue, Bowling Green, KY 42101, for residents of Barren, Simpson and Warren counties.
Starting November 22, KSP will offer test drive services at the KYTC Regional Driver Licensing Office, located at 360 East 8th Avenue, Bowling Green, KY 42101, for residents of Allen, Butler and Edmonson counties.
Appointments are available Monday through Friday and can be made online by visiting the KSP website. Residents should make an appointment prior to arrival for a license, driver, or commercial driver’s license exam.
“One of the benefits of regionalization is the increased availability of testing services,” said KSP Drive Test Commander Captain Marshall Johnson. “New appointments will be posted every day at 8 am, Monday to Friday, and this availability is the product of the regionalization of our services.
KSP continues to work with the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet and Kentucky Circuit Court Clerks to open the remaining regional offices statewide by June 30, 2022.
Prior to an appointment, new drivers must prepare for the exam by accessing Kentucky’s only approved driver’s manual or through the official KSP mobile app, “kspolice”. All driving test materials can be viewed and downloaded for free.
Successful test candidates will be served the same day by staff from the KYTC Regional Driver Licensing Office to apply for a permit or license, depending on capacity and time of day, without making an appointment. separate. The transition of licensing services by KYTC was mandated with the passage of Bill 453 at the Kentucky General Assembly in 2020.
According to KYTC, Kentucky will continue to offer the option of a standard driver’s license, but a REAL ID or other federally approved forms of identification, such as a passport or military ID card. , will eventually be needed by people 18 years of age and over to board commercial flights and access military bases and federal buildings that currently require identification. Federal law enforcement is expected to begin on May 3, 2023.
The first REAL ID application must be made in person at a regional driver’s license office. Specific documentation is required. A list of acceptable documents and a link to take an interactive quiz that fills out a personalized list of documents is available at drive.ky.gov | Guide to documents.
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