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C.A.T.S. Program Eligibility

To be eligible, you must have a valid operator’s license and automobile insurance (both at the time of the citation and at time of enrollment) and must not have participated in the Henderson CATS Program for a violation received in the past year. Also, you must not have already paid the Henderson District Court Clerk for the fine and court costs for the ticket, because once that is paid, the case is final and the Clerk cannot refund the money. Most minor moving violations not involving an allegation of driving under the influence are considered for the program; however, the Henderson County Attorney reserves the right to exclude applicants based on the seriousness of the moving violation, criminal history and/or the number of past moving violations.

The following moving violations are common violations which qualify for the C.A.T.S. Program.

  • Speeding (less than 26 MPH over the limit)
  • Failure to Illuminate / Dim Headlights
  • Too fast for conditions
  • Too slow for conditions
  • Improper Passing
  • Careless Driving
  • Following too closely
  • Failure to / Improper Signal
  • Vehicle not under control
  • Failure to stop (signal, RR crossing or stop sign)
  • Failure to yield
  • Wrong way on one-way street
  • Improper Driving
  • Improper Start
  • Improper Turn (illegal U-turn)
  • Improper lane usage (vehicles keep right except to pass or overtaking vehicle)
  • Disregarding compulsory turn lane
  • Disregarding Traffic Control Device
  • Disregarding Stop Sign

The following charges and/or criteria will make you ineligible for the CATS program.

  • Speeding 26 MPH or greater
  • DUI
  • Failure to Maintain Insurance
  • Reckless driving
  • Infraction which results in an accident
  • Eluding Police
  • Racing
  • Failure to Stop for School or Church Bus
  • Changing Drivers in a Moving Vehicle
  • Driving on Wrong Side of Roadway
  • Failure to Yield to Emergency Vehicle
  • Following an Emergency Vehicle too closely
  • More than eight (8) points on license
  • Participated in CATS Program within last twelve (12) months
  • Pending misdemeanor or felony charges
  • More than three offenses on this traffic ticket
  • A violation of KRS Chapter 189 in which a mandatory license revocation or suspension occurs
  • Possession of a CDL (pursuant to KRS 186.574; 49 C.F.R. § 384.226)
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