This Step: Practice Driving
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―14 and 15 years old 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―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), you must clock 50 hours behind the wheel, including 10 nighttime hours. This requirement also applies to those working toward a Less Restricted Farm Permit.
If you are 15 years old years old and hold a Restricted License, you must clock at least 25 of the 50 hours before turning 16. Once you turn 16, 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 older than 18 but younger than 21 DO NOT count toward your 50 hours of supervised driving. The state suggests you keep a log to track your supervised driving hours. It’s not required, but helpful in the long run.
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 nighttime hours) behind the wheel with a licensed adult who is at least 21 years old. You’ll submit this to the Kansas Driver’s License Bureau when applying for your drivers license.