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The Complex Kansas Graduated Drivers License Requirements

 

The State Of Kansas Publishes The Detailed Information Below That Includes The Required Documents, Practice Driving Time, Driving Restrictions, And Driving Privileges Of The Kansas Graduated Drivers License. Although Thorough, It Can Be Quite Confusing. So, At The End Of Each Of Our Classroom Sessions, Students Receive A Take-Home Packet With Step By Step Instructions That Will Greatly Simplify And Streamline The Process. 

 

Here Are The Details: 

STATE ISSUED INSTRUCTION PERMIT - Ages 14, 15 & 16 

  • Present acceptable proof of identity [at a Drivers License Exam Station]

  • Age: Minimum 14 years old

  • Testing required: Vision. Written - or Instruction Permit Issued By A Driving School [Provided At Our School]

  • 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 [at a Drivers License Exam Station]

  • Age: Minimum 17 years old

  • Testing required: Vision. Written - or Instruction Permit Issued By A Driving School [Provided At Our School]

  • 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 Issued By A Driving School [Provided At Our School]

  • 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

RESTRICTED DRIVER’S LICENSE - AGE 15

  • Present acceptable proof of identity [at a Drivers License Exam Station]

  • Age: Minimum 15 years old but less than 16

  • Testing required: Vision

  • Parental approval required: Yes

  • Driver education required: Yes [our school meets all State requirements]

  • 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, and maintains a satisfactory driving record

 

LESS RESTRICTED PRIVILEGES - AGE 16

  • Present acceptable proof of identity [at a Drivers License Exam Station]

  • Age: Minimum 16 years old but less than 17

  • Testing required: Vision. Written and Drive - or Certificate Of Completion Issued By A Driving School [Provided At Our School] 

  • 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 summon 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 [at a Drivers License Exam Station]

  • Age: Minimum 17 years old

  • Testing required: Vision. Written and Drive - or Certificate Of Completion Issued By A Driving School [Provided At Our School]

  • 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

Portal Resources

Useful Things You May Need Along The Way

  • Parents Supervised Driving Handbook
    Although this Handbook is designed for parents who take on the entire job of teaching their teen to drive without the help of a Driver Education Course, it's a great way for you to be sure you are on the right track when practice driving with your teen while, and even after, they attend Double Team Driving School. We highly recommend that at the very least parents skim through to see the highlights of this valuable teaching tool. Download
  • Practice Driving Log
    To get their Restricted License at 15, along with holding the Instructor Permit for a year and attending Driver Education, they must also accumlate at least 25 hour of Practice Driving Time. Print this "Driving Log" endorsed by the State of Kansas to archive the 44 hours of behind the wheel practice time required. Teens can log any time they drive with and parent or adult 21 years of age or older, and can also count the 6 Hours of Behind The Wheel Driving Instruction they receive from the Double Team Course. Download Here
  • Parent-Teen Driving Agreement
    We believe it is important to have a "formal" agreement between parents and teens in regards to what guidelines will be followed on their driver education journey. Download this "Parent-Teen Drving Agreement" that let's you set boundaries in a collaborative, positive and upbeat manner. Download Here
  • Required Documents
    When your teen is ready to exhange either their Driver Education Instruction Permit for a State issued Instruction Permit (IP), or to exchange their Certificate of Completion for the appropriate license, they will be required to show Proof Of Citizenship, Proof of Kansas Residency, and a Social Security Card. Click below for information on what Documents are approved for each category. (For more information about permits and licenses click here) Download Required Documents
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