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Kansas Auto Driving Laws

Your Privilege May be Revoked or Suspended

In accordance with Kansas driving law, your driving privileges may be revoked if you are convicted of violation of the following Kansas traffic laws:

  1. Vehicular homicide resulting from the operation of motor vehicle.
  2. Failure to stop and render aid as required under the laws of this state in the event of a motor vehicle accident resulting in the death or personal injury of another.
  3. Reckless driving.
  4. Any felony in the commission of which a motor vehicle is used.
  5. Attempting to elude a police officer.
  6. Aggravated vehicle homicide.
  7. Vehicle battery.

In accordance with Kansas driving law, your driving privileges may be suspended for violating any of the following statutes of Kansas traffic laws:

  1. Conviction of three moving violations within a twelve month period.
  2. Refusing to submit to a chemical test to determine the alcoholic content of your blood is a mandatory 1 year suspension.
  3. Failing to appear for court date (mandatory indefinite suspension) or failure to respond to a traffic citation issued in this or another state.
  4. Failing to maintain continuous liability insurance on your vehicle is a mandatory indefinite suspension.
  5. Driving while under the influence of alcohol or drugs or testing .08 or above.
  6. Transporting an open container of liquor or cereal malt beverage (3.2 beer).

Reasons for Restriction, Suspension or Revocation

Under Kansas driving law, the Division of Vehicles is authorized to restrict, suspend or revoke a person's driving privileges upon a showing by its records or other sufficient evidence the person:

  • Has been convicted with such frequency of serious offenses against Kansas driving law governing the movement of vehicles as to indicate a disrespect for traffic laws and a disregard for the safety of other persons on the highways;
  • has been convicted of three or more moving traffic violations committed on separate occasions within a 12-month period;
  • is incompetent to drive a motor vehicle;
  • has been convicted of a moving traffic violation, committed at a time when the person's driving privileges were restricted, suspended or revoked; or
  • is a member of the armed forces of the United States stationed at a military installation located in the state of Kansas, and the authorities of the military establishment certify that such person's on-base driving privileges have been suspended, by action of the proper military authorities, for violating the rules and regulations of the military installation governing the movement of vehicular traffic or for any other reason relating to the person's inability to exercise ordinary and reasonable control in the operation of a motor vehicle.

The Division of Vehicles, in accordance with Kansas driving law, shall revoke a person's driving privileges upon receiving a record of the person's conviction of any of the following offenses, including municipal violations, when the conviction has become final, or upon receiving a record of a person's adjudication as a juvenile offender for commission of an act which, if committed by a person 18 or more years of age, would constitute any of the following offenses when the adjudication has become final:

  • Aggravated vehicular homicide;
  • vehicular homicide;
  • vehicular battery;
  • failure to stop and render aid as required under Kansas driving law in the event of a motor vehicle accident resulting in the death or personal injury of another;
  • conviction, or forfeiture of bail not vacated, upon a charge of reckless driving;
  • conviction, or forfeiture of bail not vacated of any felony in the commission of which a motor vehicle is used; or
  • fleeing or attempting to elude a police officer as provided in Kansas driving law, and amendments thereto, or conviction of violation of an ordinance of any city or a law of another state which is in substantial conformity with such statute.

Habitual Violator

Under Kansas driving law, the term "habitual violator" means any resident or nonresident person who, within the immediately preceding five years, has been convicted in this or any other state three or more times of violation of the following Kansas traffic laws:

  • Vehicular homicide, as defined by K.S.A. 21-3405, and amendments thereto, or as prohibited by any ordinance of any city in this state or any law of another state which is in substantial conformity with that statute;
  • violating K.S.A. 8-1567, and amendments thereto, or violating an ordinance of any city in this state or any law of another state, which ordinance or law declares to be unlawful the acts prohibited by that statute;
  • driving while the privilege to operate a motor vehicle on the public highways of this state has been canceled, suspended or revoked, as prohibited by K.S.A. 8-262, and amendments thereto, or while such person's privilege to obtain a driver's license is suspended or revoked pursuant to K.S.A. 8-252a, and amendments thereto, or, as prohibited by any ordinance of any city in this state or any law of another state which is in substantial conformity with those statutes;
  • perjury resulting from a violation of K.S.A. 8-261a, and amendments thereto, or resulting from the violation of a law of another state which is in substantial conformity with that statute;
  • violating the provisions of the fifth clause of K.S.A. 8-142, and amendments thereto, relating to fraudulent applications, or violating the provisions of a law of another state which is in substantial conformity with that statute;
  • any crime punishable as a felony, if a motor vehicle was used in the perpetration of the crime;
  • failing to stop at the scene of an accident and perform the duties required by K.S.A. 8-1602 through 8-1604, and amendments thereto, or required by any ordinance of any city in this state or a law of another state which is in substantial conformity with those statutes; or
  • violating the provisions of K.S.A. 40-3104, and amendments thereto, relating to motor vehicle liability insurance coverage or an ordinance of any city in this state, which is in substantial conformity with such statute.

Revocation of Driving Privileges

In accordance with Kansas driving law, whenever the files and records of the division shall disclose that the record of convictions for violations of Kansas traffic laws of any person is such that the person is an habitual violator, as prescribed by K.S.A. 8-285 and amendments thereto, the division promptly shall, under Kansas driving law, revoke the person's driving privileges for a period of three years.

For More Information

Kansas Department of Transportation

(Source: StateDrivingLaw.com)


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