Ky drivers encouraged to submit emergency contact info

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (WTVQ) – Governor Matt Bevin announced a new online registry for law enforcement officials to access, in the event a Kentucky driver is involved in a serious vehicle crash or emergency situation.

The ‘Emergency Notice’ registry was announced Thursday in partnership with law enforcement and transportation officials.

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The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) developed the portal at the direction of Gov. Bevin to offer timely notification to loved ones. KYTC teamed up with Kentucky State Police (KSP) and the Department of Criminal Justice Training (DOCJT) to encourage Kentuckians to designate a preferred contact using the free, voluntary service.

The contact information is integrated into the cardholders driving record and is only accessible to law enforcement officials for emergency purposes.

The service is available to valid Kentucky cardholders. Users will be required to fillout their license number, date of birth, first and last name to verify their information.

Kentuckians may submit one contact which can be changed at any time. Emergency contact information is limited to name, relationship and phone number. Once submitted, the information is available the same day to law enforcement dispatchers.

Kentuckians can submit their emergency contact information online via the ‘Emergency Notice’ portal HERE.

Kentuckians with limited internet access may call KYTC at 502-564-1257 or provide emergency contact information in-person at the Circuit Court Clerk office in their county of residence.