Teen Driving Age To Raise

KSCB News - March 26, 2009 12:00 am

Gov. Kathleen Sebelius will sign legislation raising the age for getting an unrestricted Kansas driver’s license from 16 to 17.

The governor says she will sign the bill at 1 p.m. tomorrow in her office.

Kansas would become the 49th state to adopt a graduated driver’s license law.

Unchanged will be the practice of allowing teens to get a farm permit or learner’s permit at age 14. Holders of learner’s permits are allowed to drive if they are accompanied by an adult.

The measure requires people to have such permits for a year, instead of the current six months, before obtaining an unrestricted license.

The state would keep its current policy of allowing a 15 year old with an unrestricted license to drive unsupervised to and from school and work.

 

Latest Stories

Liberal Man Arrested after Clark County Chase

(KWCH)  A series of events that began with a Friday afternoon traffic stop in Clark County...

Counterfeit Bills Showing Up In Ulysses

The Ulysses Police Department took many reports on Saturday January 25th from local businesses involving counterfeit...

Saturday Grass Fire in Kismet

At 12:25 pm on Saturday January 25, the Seward County Fire Department responded to a vegatation...