Kansas Graduated Drivers License

 


Kansas Department of Health & Environment
New Laws for Teen Drivers

Restricted License

Restricted License Requirements - KSA 8-2, 101


Ages: 15-16
Duration: 12 Months

  • Minimum Age 15
     
  • Written application of parent/guardian required
     
  • Must have held instruction permit for at least one year and completed at least 25 hours of supervised driving
     
  • Must have successfully completed an approved Driver Education course (not required if applying at age 16)
     

Restricted License Restrictions


  • If under age 16, may drive at any time:
    • To/from or in connection with any job, employment or farm-related work
    • Over the most direct and accessible route between home and school for the purpose of attendance
    • When accompanied by an adult* in front seat who holds a valid driver’s license
       
    • During this time:
      • Must complete additional 25 hours of supervised driving (10 of the 50 hours total must be at night)
      • 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 job, employment or farm-related work
    • To/from authorized school activities or religious worship service held by a religious organization
    • When accompanied by an adult* in front seat who holds a valid driver’s license
       
    • During this time:
      • 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


Restricted License Penalties


  • Penalties apply to all teen drivers
     
  • KSA 8-291 subject to suspension or revocation as any other driver’s license
     
  • Under 16 – Two or more crashes – no license until age 17
    • 1st Offense – 30-day suspension
    • 2nd Offense – 90-day suspension
    • 3rd Offense – One-year suspension
       

 

 


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