Kansas Graduated Drivers License

 


Kansas Department of Health & Environment
New Laws for Teen Drivers

Farm Permit

Farm Permit Requirements - KSA 8-296


Ages: 14-17

  • Minimum age 14
     
  • Must reside on a farm (parcel of land larger than 20 acres used in agricultural operations), or be employed for compensation on a farm
     
  • Written application of parent/guardian required
     
  • Must pass vision, written and driving examinations
     

Farm Permit Restrictions


  • If under age 16, may drive at any time:
    • To/from or in connection with any farm job, employment or other farm-related work
    • Over the most direct and accessible route between home and school for the purpose of attendance
    • When accompanied by an adult* who holds a valid driver’s license
    • NO non-sibling minor passengers are allowed
    • NO wireless communication device while driving except to report illegal activity or to summon emergency help
       
  • If over age 16, first 6 months, may drive at any time:
    • From 5 a.m. to 9 p.m.
    • To/from or in connection with any farm job, employment or other farm-related work
    • To/from authorized school activities or religious worship service held by a religious organization
    • When accompanied by an adult* who holds a valid driver’s license
    • One non-immediate family member minor passenger (less than 18 years old) is allowed
    • NO wireless communication device while driving except to report illegal activity or to summon emergency help
       

* at least age 21


Farm Permit Penalties


  • Penalties apply to all teen drivers
     
  • KSA 8-291 subject to suspension or revocation as any other driver’s license
     
  • Farm Permit shall be suspended for any violation of restrictions and/or two or more crashes chargeable to the holder
     

 

 


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