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.
Examples of Common, Accepted Violations
The following moving violations are common violations which qualify for the CATS Program.
Disregarding compulsory turn lane
Disregarding Stop Sign
Disregarding Traffic Control Device
Failure to / Improper Signal
Failure to Illuminate / Dim Headlights
Failure to stop (signal, RR crossing or stop sign)
Failure to yield
Following too closely
Improper lane usage (vehicles keep right except to pass or overtaking vehicle)
Improper Turn (illegal U-turn)
Speeding (less than 26 miles per hour (MPH) over the limit)
Too fast for conditions
Too slow for conditions
Vehicle not under control
Wrong way on one-way street
Ineligible Violations or Charges
The following charges and/or criteria will make you ineligible for the CATS program.
Changing Drivers in a Moving Vehicle
Driving on Wrong Side of Roadway
Failure to Appear (including in the potentially CATS-eligible case)
Failure to Maintain Insurance
Failure to Stop for School or Church Bus
Failure to Yield to Emergency Vehicle
Following an Emergency Vehicle too closely
Infraction which results in an accident
More than eight (8) points on license
More than three offenses on this traffic ticket
Participated in CATS Program within last twelve (12) months
Pending misdemeanor or felony charges
Possession of a CDL (pursuant to KRS 186.574; 49 C.F.R. § 384.226)
Speeding 26 miles per hour (MPH) or greater
A violation of KRS Chapter 189 in which a mandatory license revocation or suspension occurs
A person who has not enrolled in the CATS Program within one calendar month from the original court date listed on his/her traffic citation.