As used in this chapter, unless the context requires otherwise: (1) “Cabinet” means the Transportation Cabinet;
(2) “Highways” means every way or place of whatever nature when any part of it is open to the use of the public, as a matter of right, license, or privilege, for purpose of vehicular traffic;

Terms Used In Kentucky Statutes 187.290

  • Action: includes all proceedings in any court of this state. See Kentucky Statutes 446.010
  • Appeal: A request made after a trial, asking another court (usually the court of appeals) to decide whether the trial was conducted properly. To make such a request is "to appeal" or "to take an appeal." One who appeals is called the appellant.
  • Cabinet: means the Transportation Cabinet. See Kentucky Statutes 187.290
  • Damages: Money paid by defendants to successful plaintiffs in civil cases to compensate the plaintiffs for their injuries.
  • Judgment: means any judgment which has become final by expiration without appeal of the time within which an appeal might have been perfected, or by final affirmation on appeal, rendered by a court of competent jurisdiction of any state or of the United States, upon a cause of action arising out of the ownership, maintenance or use of any motor vehicle, for damages, including damages for care and loss of services, because of bodily injury to or death of any person, or for damages because of injury to or destruction of property, including the loss of use thereof, or upon a cause of action on an agreement of settlement for such damages. See Kentucky Statutes 187.290
  • Jurisdiction: (1) The legal authority of a court to hear and decide a case. Concurrent jurisdiction exists when two courts have simultaneous responsibility for the same case. (2) The geographic area over which the court has authority to decide cases.
  • License: means any operator's license, temporary instruction permit, or temporary license issued under the laws of this state pertaining to the licensing of operators. See Kentucky Statutes 187.290
  • Mortgagor: The person who pledges property to a creditor as collateral for a loan and who receives the money.
  • Motor vehicle: means every self-propelled vehicle which is designed for use upon a highway, including trailers designed for use with such vehicles (except traction engines, road rollers, farm tractors, tractor cranes, power shovels, mopeds, and well drillers) and every vehicle which is propelled by electric power obtained from overhead wires but not operated upon rails. See Kentucky Statutes 187.290
  • Nonresident: means every person who is not a resident of this state. See Kentucky Statutes 187.290
  • Operator: means every person who is in actual physical control of a motor vehicle. See Kentucky Statutes 187.290
  • Owner: means a person who holds the legal title of a motor vehicle, or in the event
    a motor vehicle is the subject of an agreement for the conditional sale or lease
    thereof with the right of purchase upon performance of the conditions stated in the agreement and with an immediate right of possession vested in the conditional vendee or lessee or in the event a mortgagor of a vehicle is entitled to possession, then such conditional vendee or lessee or mortgagor shall be deemed the owner for the purposes of this chapter. See Kentucky Statutes 187.290
  • Registration: means registration certificates and registration plates issued under the laws of this state pertaining to the registration of motor vehicles. See Kentucky Statutes 187.290
  • Settlement: Parties to a lawsuit resolve their difference without having a trial. Settlements often involve the payment of compensation by one party in satisfaction of the other party's claims.
  • State: means any state, territory or possession of the United States, the District of
    Columbia, or any province of the Dominion of Canada. See Kentucky Statutes 187.290

(3) “Judgment” means any judgment which has become final by expiration without appeal of the time within which an appeal might have been perfected, or by final affirmation on appeal, rendered by a court of competent jurisdiction of any state or of the United States, upon a cause of action arising out of the ownership, maintenance or use of any motor vehicle, for damages, including damages for care and loss of services, because of bodily injury to or death of any person, or for damages because of injury to or destruction of property, including the loss of use thereof, or upon a cause of action on an agreement of settlement for such damages;
(4) “Motor vehicle” means every self-propelled vehicle which is designed for use upon a highway, including trailers designed for use with such vehicles (except traction engines, road rollers, farm tractors, tractor cranes, power shovels, mopeds, and well drillers) and every vehicle which is propelled by electric power obtained from overhead wires but not operated upon rails;
(5) “Moped” means either a motorized bicycle whose frame design may include one (1) or more horizontal crossbars supporting a fuel tank so long as it also has pedals, or a motorized bicycle with a step-through type frame which may or may not have pedals rated no more than two (2) brake horsepower, a cylinder capacity not exceeding fifty (50) cubic centimeters, an automatic transmission not requiring clutching or shifting by the operator after the drive system is engaged, and capable of a maximum speed of not more than thirty (30) miles per hour;
(6) “License” means any operator’s license, temporary instruction permit, or temporary license issued under the laws of this state pertaining to the licensing of operators;
(7) “Nonresident” means every person who is not a resident of this state;
(8) “Nonresident’s operating privilege” means the privilege conferred upon a nonresident by the laws of this state pertaining to the operation by him of a motor vehicle, or the use of a motor vehicle owned by him, in this state;
(9) “Operator” means every person who is in actual physical control of a motor vehicle; (10) “Owner” means a person who holds the legal title of a motor vehicle, or in the event
a motor vehicle is the subject of an agreement for the conditional sale or lease
thereof with the right of purchase upon performance of the conditions stated in the agreement and with an immediate right of possession vested in the conditional vendee or lessee or in the event a mortgagor of a vehicle is entitled to possession, then such conditional vendee or lessee or mortgagor shall be deemed the owner for the purposes of this chapter;
(11) “Proof of financial responsibility” means proof of ability to respond in damages for liability, on account of accidents occurring subsequent to the effective date of said proof, arising out of the ownership, maintenance or use of a motor vehicle in
amounts meeting the requirements of KRS 304.39-110;
(12) “Registration” means registration certificates and registration plates issued under the laws of this state pertaining to the registration of motor vehicles; and
(13) “State” means any state, territory or possession of the United States, the District of
Columbia, or any province of the Dominion of Canada.
Effective: June 29, 2017
History: Amended 2017 Ky. Acts ch. 157, sec. 2, effective June 29, 2017. — Amended
2005 Ky. Acts ch. 140, sec. 1, effective June 20, 2005. — Amended 1982 Ky. Acts ch. 194, sec. 3, effective July 15, 1982. — Amended 1978 Ky. Acts ch. 349, sec. 6, effective June 17, 1978. — Amended 1974 Ky. Acts ch. 74, Art. IV, sec. 20(7). — Amended 1966 Ky. Acts ch. 255, sec. 173. — Amended 1950 Ky. Acts ch. 190, sec.
7. — Created 1946 Ky. Acts ch. 118, sec. 1, effective January 1, 1947.