Kansas Graduated Driver License Requirements for Teen Drivers

INSTRUCTION PERMIT - AGES 14, 15 AND 16

  • Present acceptable proof of identity

  • Age: Minimum 14 years old

  • Testing required: Vision. Written - or certificate of completion from driver education.

  • Parental approval required: Yes for 14 and 15 year olds

  • Driver education required: No

  • Driving restrictions: Licensed adult in front seat at all times - minimum age 21

  • Wireless restriction: No use of wireless communication devices except to report illegal activity or to summons medical or emergency help

  • Passenger restriction: No

  • Time required to be held: 1 year to advance to restricted license

INSTRUCTION PERMIT - AGE 17 AND UP

  • Present acceptable proof of identity

  • Age: Minimum 17 years old

  • Testing required: Vision. Written - or certificate of completion from driver education.

  • Parental approval required: No

  • Driver education required: No

  • Driving restrictions: Licensed adult in front seat at all times - minimum age 21

  • Wireless restriction: No

  • Passenger restriction: No

  • Time required to be held: None

FARM PERMITS - AGE 14 AND 15

  • Present acceptable proof of identity

  • Age: Minimum 14 years old but less than 16.

  • Testing required: Vision. Written and Drive - or certificate of completion from driver education.

  • Parental approval required: Yes

  • Farm affidavit required: Yes

  • Driver education required: No

  • Instruction permit required: No

  • 50 Hour affidavit required: No - must provide prior to 16 to move to lesser restrictions

  • Driving restrictions: To or from farm job, employment or other farm related work; To or from school on days when school is in session, over the most direct and accessible route between the licensee's residence and school of enrollment for the purposes of school attendance; Anytime/anywhere with licensed adult - minimum age 21

  • Wireless restriction: No use of wireless communication devices except to report illegal activity or to summons medical or emergency help

  • Passenger restriction: May not transport any non-sibling minor passengers

  • Time required to be held: At 16 will move to less restricted privileges if 50 hour affidavit has been turned in

LESS RESTRICTED FARM PERMIT PRIVILEGES - AGE 16

  • Present acceptable proof of identity

  • Age: Minimum 16 years old but less than 17

  • Testing required: Vision. Written and Drive - or certificate of completion from driver education.

  • Parental approval required: No

  • Driver education required: No

  • Instruction permit required: No

  • 50 Hour affidavit required: Yes

  • Driving restrictions: Anywhere from 5am to 9pm; anytime to or from farm job, employment or other farm related work; anytime going to or from authorized school activities; directly to or from any religious worship service held by a religious organization; anytime/anywhere with licensed adult - minimum age 21

  • Wireless restriction: No use of wireless communication devices except to report illegal activity or to summons medical or emergency help

  • Passenger restriction: No more than one non-sibling passenger under the age of 18

  • Time required to be held: 6 months - after licensee has held the restricted Farm Permit for 6 months or until age 17, whichever occurs first, if they have complied with all laws the restrictions will no longer apply

RESTRICTED DRIVER’S LICENSE - AGE 15

      MUST BE A MINIMUM AGE OF 15

  • Present acceptable proof of identity

  • Testing required: Vision

  • Parental approval required: Yes

  • Driver education required: Yes

  • Instruction permit required: Yes - must have held at least 1 year

  • 50 hour affidavit required: No - at 15 must have at least 25 hours; must provide 50 prior to 16 to move to lesser restrictions

  • Driving restrictions: To or from work; To or from school on days when school is in session, over the most direct and accessible route between the licensee's residence and school of enrollment for the purposes of school attendance; Anytime/anywhere with licensed adult - minimum age 21

  • Wireless restriction: No use of wireless communication devices except to report illegal activity or to summons medical or emergency help

  • Passenger restriction: May not transport any non-sibling minor passengers

  • Time required to be held: At 16 will move to less restricted privileges if 50 hour affidavit has been turned in & maintains a satisfactory driving record

LESS RESTRICTED PRIVILEGES - AGE 16

  • Present acceptable proof of identity

  • Age: Minimum 16 years old but less than 17

  • Testing required: Vision. Written and Drive - or certificate of completion from driver education.

  • Parental approval required: No

  • Driver education required: No

  • Instruction permit required: Yes - must have held at least 1 year

  • 50 hour affidavit required: Yes

  • Driving restrictions: Anywhere from 5am to 9pm; anytime going to or from work; anytime going to or from authorized school activities; directly to or from any religious worship service held by a religious organization; anytime/anywhere with licensed adult - minimum age 21

  • Wireless restriction: No use of wireless communication devices except to report illegal activity or to summons medical or emergency help

  • Passenger restriction: No more than one non-sibling passenger under the age of 18

  • Time required to be held: 6 months - after licensee has held the restricted DL for 6 months or until age 17, whichever occurs first, if they have complied with all laws the restrictions will no longer apply

NON-RESTRICTED DRIVER’S LICENSE

  • Present acceptable proof of identity

  • Age: Minimum 17 years old

  • Testing required: Vision. Written and Drive - or certificate of completion from driver education.

  • Parental approval required: No

  • Driver education required: No

  • Instruction permit required: No

  • 50 hour affidavit required: Yes if 17; No if 18 or older

  • Driving restrictions: None

  • Wireless restriction: No

  • Passenger restriction: No

  • Time required to be held: None

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