New Graduated Drivers License Rules for Teen Drivers
This article will highlight information on the new "graduated drivers license" for teen drivers, which started on January 1, 2010. I want to share what changes are in the new law, so you have a good understanding of the different requirements to get and keep your drivers license.
“Graduated Drivers Licensing”
The new licensing laws have four key changes to the former licensing system.
- Every teen has to hold a learner’s permit for 12 months before obtaining a restricted or a full license.
- Limits teen driver to no more than one non-sibling passenger under the age of 21 during the first six months of full licensing.
- Limits late-night driving to 9:00 p.m. during the first six months of full licensing unless driving to and from work or school.
- Prohibits the use of cell phones while driving until teens complete the six-month period of passenger and late-night driving restrictions. An exception is in place for reporting emergencies.
Kansas law has penalties in place for violating these new stipulations. A driver who violates these new provisions will face:
- A 30-day license suspension for the first violation.
- A 90-day suspension for the second violation.
- A one-year suspension for the third violation.
Remember to always buckle your seat belt each time to get in a vehicle.
Specific questions regarding any of the information on this page may be answered by contacting:
Sublette School District #374
School Resource Officer (S.R.O)
S.R.O. Derrick Ploutz
PO Box 460
Sublette, KS 67877