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Practice Driving in Kansas

Know Your Permit Restrictions

All permit holders may not use any wireless communication devices while driving except to report illegal activity or call for medical or emergency help. Additional restrictions vary by permit type:

Instruction Permit Driving Restrictions

  • At all times you must have a licensed adult in the front seat who is at least 21 years old

Farm Permit

This permit is for those who are 14 years old and 15 years old

  • At all times you must travel with a licensed adult
  • You may only drive to and from a farm job, employment, or other farm-related work and to or from school
  • You may not transport any non-sibling minor passengers

Less Restricted Farm Permit

  • Minimum age of 16 years old
  • You may drive anywhere from 5 a.m. to 9 p.m.
  • You may drive anytime to or from a farm job, employment, or other farm-related work
  • You may drive anytime to or from authorized school activities
  • You may drive anytime with a licensed adult

B) Get On the Road

If you are working toward a Less Restricted Privileges License (offered once you turn 16 years old), you must clock 50 hours behind the wheel, including 10 hours at nighttime. This requirement also applies to those working toward a Less Restricted Farm Permit.

If you are 15 years old, you can receive a Restricted License if you must clock at least 25 hours of the 50 hours. Once you turn 16 years old, you must have completed all 50 hours in order to graduate to a lesser restrictions.

All applicants must be accompanied by a licensed adult who is at least 21 years old. Any practice hours driven with an adult who is younger than 21 years old DO NOT count toward your 50 hours of supervised driving. The state suggests you keep a log to track your supervised driving hours in order to complete your Teen Driving Experience Log (Form DE-IB01).

C) Get Proof of Practice Hours

You must obtain an affidavit signed by your parent or guardian that states you completed at least 50 hours (including 10 hours at nighttime) behind the wheel with a licensed adult who is at least 21 years old. You’ll submit the Teen Driving Experience Log (Form DE-IB01) to the Kansas Driver’s License Bureau when applying for your drivers license.

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