5 Kentucky Laws You May Not Be Aware Of – Lexington, KY

The internet is filled with weird-law websites that spout much of the same information, but most of them lack the proper documentation to make them a worthwhile read. Kentucky Statute Title XVI goes over motor vehicle laws if you ever have the need to look up a unique situation. With all of the drivers that come through the doors of Glenn Hyundai, more than a few interesting anecdotes are shared. Here are a few odd Kentucky traffic laws you may not be aware exist.


KRS 436.140

“No female shall appear in a bathing suit on any highway within this state unless she be escorted by at least two officers or unless she be armed with a club”.

The following important amendment, however is to be considered here:

“The provisions of this statute shall not apply to females weighing less than 90 pounds nor exceeding 200 pounds.” This law was repealed in 1975.

Make no mistake, firing a gun near a cop just shouldn’t be done under any possible circumstance. But really Frankfort? Do we need to state that it’s officially against the law to shoot off a policeman’s tie?       


189.505 Motor vehicle races on highways prohibited.

No person shall engage upon any street or highway in motor vehicle racing, drag racing, or any other form of competition involving motor vehicles.

So yes, there is an actual law against racing.

189.500 Logs or stones not to be dragged on highways.

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No person shall draw upon a highway any logs or stones with the ends dragged on the ground, so as to injure the highway.

DANG IT! They really take the fun out of everything. Who doesn’t want to drag logs up onto the I75!

If your Hyundai has recently been struck by sticks or stones, contact the collision center at Glenn Hyundai for a quote.

By law, anyone who has been drinking is “sober” until he or she “cannot hold onto the ground”

Hard To Hold On To The Ground When You’re Driving!


189.070 Motor vehicles to carry and use required flares or similar signals.

(1) A person shall not operate any commercial motor vehicle upon a highway outside of a business or residence district at any time from one-half (1/2) hour before sunset to one-half (1/2) hour before sunrise unless that vehicle carries the number and type of flares, electric lanterns, or other signals which the Department of Vehicle Regulation shall by regulation require.

I find this one interesting because most people don’t think about flares and flashlights as being required by law.

So stay as clean as possible, Kentucky. I mean law-wise and dirt-wise. In the Bluegrass state every citizen is required to take a shower once a year. Or prepare to be arrested on account of smelling really really bad.