What is the driving age in Kansas?
I heard that Kansas teens can start driving at 14 years old. This seems so young! Is it true?
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The driving age in Kansas is 17 years old for a full, non-restricted driver’s license—but, thanks to the state’s Graduated Driver’s Licensing program, teens can get their instruction permit as early as 14-years-old.
The first step in the Graduated Driver’s Licensing is to obtain an instruction permit. If you’re between the ages of 14 and 16, you’ll need written permission from a parent or guardian to apply. You’ll also have to complete a vision test and a written driver’s test.
Once you have your instruction permit, you’ll need to drive with adult supervision for a minimum of one year before you can apply for your restricted license.
The next steps of the GDL include:
- Restricted driver’s license—available to drivers who are at least 15 but not yet 16 who have completed a driver’s education course and have 25 hours of recorded driving experience
- Less-restricted driver’s license—available to teens 16 and older after completion of a driving exam or driver’s education course, plus 50 hours of recorded driving experience
- Non-restricted driver’s license—available to teens 17 and older who pass vision and written exams, pass a driver’s exam or provide a certificate of completion from a driver’s education course, and have proof of 50 hours of total driving experience
Kansas also offers teens special farm permits, which allow 14 and 15 year olds to drive to or from a farm job and school. At the age of 16, a farm permit becomes less restrictive, allowing teens to drive any time for a farm job, school, and/or religious worship, and between 5am and 9pm for any reason.
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