Kansas Teen Driving Laws, Insurance Requirements & Drivers License

Information on Kansas Teen Driving Rules, Insurance Requirements & Drivers License

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The Kansas graduated driver license rules went into effect in 2010. Drivers that received their permit or license prior to January 1st, 2010, do not fall under these restrictions (http://www.ksrevenue.org/pdf/GDL_public.pdf).

Kansas Instruction Permit – 14-16 Years of Age

  • Minimum Age – 14
  • Vision Test Required
  • Written test required, or completion certificate from driver education course.
  • Parent approval required for teen drivers 14 and 15 years of age
  • The permit holder must drive with a licensed driver that is a minimum of 21 years of age.
  • The use of wireless communication devices is prohibited – Emergencies Excepted
  • The Instruction permit must be held for a period of 1 year to advance to a restricted license.

Kansas Instruction Permit - 17 years old and above

  • Vision Test Required
  • Written test required, or completion certificate from driver education course.
  • The permit holder must drive with a licensed driver that is a minimum of 21 years of age.

Kansas Farm Permit – 14 and 15 year olds

  • Vision Test Required
  • Written test required, or completion certificate from driver education course.
  • Parent approval required
  • Farm Affidavit Required
  • Driving permitted to or from farm job, school, and employment or,
  • Anytime and anywhere with a licensed adult
  • The use of wireless communication devices is prohibited – Emergencies Excepted
  • Prohibited from transporting minor passengers – Siblings Excepted
  • Reduction in restrictions when driver reaches the age of 16 if 50 hour affidavit is turned in.

Kansas Farm Permit – 16 Year olds

  • Vision Test Required
  • Written test required, or completion certificate from driver education course.
  • Driving allowed anywhere from 5:00 AM – 9:00 PM
  • Driving allowed anytime to or from school, employment and farm related employment.
  • Driving allowed anytime and anywhere with a licensed adult.
  • The use of wireless communication devices is prohibited – Emergencies Excepted
  • Prohibited from transporting more than one under 18 passenger – Siblings Excepted
  • Restrictions removed after 6 months or age 17 if held without offenses.

Kansas Restricted License – 15 Years Old

  • Vision Test Required
  • Parent Approval Required
  • Driver Education Required
  • Must have held instruction permit for 1 year
  • Must have logged 25 hours of driving
  • May drive to or from school or work or anytime / anywhere with a licensed adult.
  • The use of wireless communication devices is prohibited – Emergencies Excepted
  • Prohibited from transporting minor passengers – Siblings Excepted
  • Reduction in restrictions when driver reaches the age of 16 if 50 hour affidavit is turned in.

Kansas Restricted License – 16 Years Old

  • Vision test required
  • Written test required
  • Driving test required or driver education certificate
  • Must have held instruction permit for 1 year
  • 50 hour driving affidavit required
  • Driving allowed anywhere from 5:00 AM – 9:00 PM
  • Driving allowed anytime for employment or school activities
  • May drive anytime / anywhere with a licensed adult.
  • The use of wireless communication devices is prohibited – Emergencies Excepted
  • Prohibited from transporting more than one under 18 passenger – Siblings Excepted
  • Restrictions removed after 6 months or age 17 if held without offenses.

Kansas Unrestricted License – 17 Years Old

  • Vision test required
  • Written test required
  • Driving test required or driver education certificate
  • Under 18 requires 50 hour driving affidavit

State of Kansas Minimum Insurance Requirements

In the State of Kansas it is illegal to drive without minimum insurance coverage. The list below reflects the minimum insurance requirements in the State of Kansas .

Liability Coverage

  • $25,000 per person for bodily injury
  • $50,000 per accident for bodily injury
  • $10,000 per accident for property damage

Personal Injury Protection ( PIP or No Fault)

  • $4,500 per person for medical expenses
  • $900 per month for 1 year for disability / loss of income
  • $25 per day for in home services
  • $2,000 for funeral, burial or cremation expenses
  • $4,500 for rehabilitation expenses
  • Survivor Benefits: Disability / Loss of income up to $900 per month for 1 year
  • In home services up to $25 per day for one year

Uninsured / Underinsured

  • $25,000 per person
  • $50,000 per accident

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