502 KAR 10:040.
Training school facilities.
RELATES TO: KRS
AUTHORITY: KRS 15A.160, 332.100
FUNCTION, AND CONFORMITY: KRS 15A.160 and 332.100 provide that the Secretary of
the Justice Cabinet in cooperation with the Commissioner, Department of State
Police, may adopt such administrative regulations necessary to carry out the
provisions of KRS Chapter 332. This administrative regulation establishes the
department's policy regarding standards for driver training school facilities.
Section 1. The
following standards shall apply to driver training school office facilities:
(1) The driver
training school shall have and maintain an established place of business in the
Commonwealth of Kentucky.
established place of business of each driver training school shall be owned or
leased by the driver training school and regularly occupied and primarily used
by that driver training school for the business of giving driving instructions
for hire, and the business of preparing members of the public for examination
given by the department for a motor vehicle operator's license.
established place of business of each driver training school shall be located
in a district which is zoned for business or commercial purposes. The driver
training school office shall have a permanent sign displaying the school name
in letters at least six (6) inches in height and visible from the street or
road on which the school is located. If the classroom is at a different
address, it too shall have a permanent sign meeting the same criteria. The
hours during which the driver training is conducted shall also be displayed. If
these requirements do not comply with local zoning laws, the department shall
permit a sign of a type which does comply.
established place of business or advertised address of any driver training
school shall not consist of or include a house trailer, residence, tent,
temporary address, office space only, a room or rooms in a hotel, rooming house
or apartment house, or premises occupied by a single or multiple unit dwelling
house. The residence requirement of this rule shall not apply to compel the
discontinuance of a driver training school which was already established and
operational on or before June 16, 1966.
(5) The place of
business shall be operated by responsible personnel during stated office hours
and shall be open to inspection of the premises, facilities, records and
vehicles by any authorized representative of the cabinet during this time.
(6) The place of
business shall have a business telephone used exclusively for the operation of
the driving school.
(7) A driver
training school shall not transfer its license nor change its place of business
without the prior approval of the department. There will be a $200 fee for
transfer of ownership, which will be treated as an original application for
Section 2. The
following standards shall apply to driver training school branch offices:
(1) A driver
training school desiring to open a branch office shall make application on a
form prescribed by the department. If application is approved, the department
will issue a copy of the license of the principal place of business,
appropriately endorsed, for use at the branch office. This copy shall be
conspicuously displayed in such branch office at all times.
(2) A branch
office or its equipment may not be moved to a new location without the prior
approval of the department.
(3) Should a
branch office be discontinued, the branch office copy of the license shall be
surrendered immediately to the department.
(4) The branch
office shall meet all of the requirements of the licensed principal place of
(5) There will
be a fee of $100 for licensure of each branch office.
Section 3. The
following standards shall apply to driver training school classroom facilities:
classroom facility of each driver training school shall be reasonably near its
office facility and within thirty (30) minutes normal driving time of that
classroom shall contain sufficient space and equipment to carry on the business
of giving classroom instruction for students enrolled in the driver training
school, and preparing students for examination for a motor vehicle operator's
classroom facility shall have adequate lighting, heating, ventilation,
sanitation facilities, and shall comply with all state and local laws relating
to public health, safety and sanitation.
classroom facility shall contain the following equipment and supplies:
desks or tables providing writing surfaces for not less than eight (8)
blackboards which are visible from all seating areas;
charts and diagrams or pictures relating to the operation of motor vehicles and
(d) One (1) of
1. A sixteen
(16) millimeter sound movie projector and screen for showing driver training
and sound films; or
2. A thirty-five
(35) millimeter slide projector and slides; or
3. A video/audio
display screen of not less than nineteen (19) inches diagonal measure, capable
of being operated in conjunction with a video tape for showing driver training
(e) A copy of
these rules and administrative regulations displayed so as to be accessible to
(5) In addition
to the foregoing, the following are suggested teaching aids:
(a) A reaction
time testing device;
vision testing device;
traffic boards; and
(d) Such other
devices as may help to acquaint students with traffic laws and prepare them to
safely operate motor vehicles.
(6) A minimum of
five (5) hours of classroom instruction shall be available to each student
receiving driving training from a driver training school.
Driver training schools shall make available both theoretical and practical
instruction as follows:
instruction in driver training shall include the demonstration of, and actual
instruction in, starting, stopping, shifting, turning, backing, parking, and
steering in a training vehicle which meets the regulatory requirements set
instruction in driver training shall include subject matter relating to rules
of the road, safe driving practices, pedestrian safety, mechanics of motor
vehicles, driver responsibility, the Kentucky point system, types of automobile
insurance, and use of automobile safety devices.
Section 5. Each
school shall publish a schedule of fees or charges for behind-the-wheel
lessons, classroom lessons, and all other fees or charges made by the school. A
copy of this schedule shall be filed with the department.
Section 6. Each
school shall inform each student, prior to the time instruction commences, of
the character and amount of any and all fees or charges made for enrollment or
registration, tuition, and use of any other service or equipment or materials
provided by the school.
Before any driver training school office or branch office, or equipment
thereof, is moved to another location, the department shall be notified and the
new location shall be inspected and approved. (PSfty-DTS-3-A, 3-B, 3-C; 1 Ky.R.
1032; eff. 6-11-75; Am. 12 Ky.R. 1622; 1832; eff. 5-6-86.)