Wichita Driving School Inc.
724 N. Country Acres
Wichita, KS 67212
316-721-7950 
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"Where you're driven to be the best"
Wichita Driving School East, LLC
6115 E. Central
Wichita, KS 67208
316-651-0848
 

TEEN LAWS / DE 99 INFO

Comprehensive Teen Driving Laws

Whether you're a first-time driver, parent of a driver, or a teen which has already completed the 50 practice hours of supervised driving, find your reliable driving guidance at Wichita Driving School or Wichita Driving School East. Enroll your teen with us today, & join the top driving schools of Wichita & surrounding areas.   
 
*NOTE: IF YOU'RE ATTEMPTING THE DMV TEST ON YOUR OWN, PLEASE READ OUR WARNING BELOW THESE LAWS* 

Note: Most students (under age 17) must hold a photo IP ("Learner's Permit") for 365 days & complete 50 hours of supervised practice, before being eligible to apply for their RL or DL. *All of the KS Driving Laws & Handbook can also be found at www.ksrevenue.org ...just click onto "Vehicles", then "Driver's License", then "Driver's License Handbook"...
INSTRUCTIONAL PERMIT (LEARNER'S PERMIT)
KSA 8-239         Ages: 14 or more
Duration: 12 months (365 DAYS)
 
1. Minimum age 14, valid for 1 year
2. If under age 16, written application of
parent / guardian required
3. Non-Driver Ed students must pass vision and written examinations. IN A TYPICAL WDS CLASS, 60% OF THE STUDENTS ALREADY HAVE THEIR OWN DMV PERMIT and 40% OBTAIN THEIR PERMIT THROUGH OUR CLASS. 
*WDS will have permits processed at our west-side in a day or 2 after class for pick-up; otherwise, you will receive a paper permit on the first driving lesson. This permit needs to be exchanged for the Photo IP at the DMV. The DMV would like you to make the exchange within 14 days.
1. *THE IP IS FOR SUPERVISED PRACTICE ONLY. * Teen must be accompanied by an adult (in the front seat). This adult must hold a valid DL and have 1-year driving experience.
2. NO person except supervising driver can be in the front seat.
3. NO wireless communication device while driving except to report emergencies.
 
PARENTS: SUPERVISED PRACTICE MEANS THE TEEN CANNOT DRIVE SOLO ANYWHERE!
All students (who are under the age of 17) must hold a Photo IP for 12 months (365 days).  
PARENTS: This law has been in place since Jan 1, 2010. Yes, the IP will and should expire.
All students (who are under the age of 18) must complete 50 hours of *adult-supervised driving.
PARENTS: This law has been in place since 1998.
If you complete the practice 50 hours (40 days / 10 nights) before obtaining the 15-year-old RL, the RL will automatically convert into the next licensing stage at age 16. A signed affidavit of parent or guardian confirming the 50 practice hours of supervised practice will be required to obtain RL / DL.
 
Penalties apply to all teen drivers KSA 8-291 subject to suspension or revocation as any
other DL 
Shall be suspended for any violation of restrictions
1st Offense - 30-day suspension, 2nd Offense - 90-day suspension, 3rd Offense -1-year suspension
15-YEAR-OLD RESTRICTED LICENSE
KSA 8-237           Ages 15-16            Duration: 12 months
 
1. Minimum age 15
2. Written application of parent or guardian required
3. Teens under 17 must hold a Photo IP (12
months or 365 days) 
4. Must complete at least 25 of the 50 practice hours of supervised driving *(SEE NOTE BELOW)
5. Must have successfully completed an approved Driver's Ed Course
*NOTE: If you complete the 50 practice hrs before obtaining the RL, it will automatically convert into the next licensing stage at age 16. Students (who do 25 hours) will have to make multiple trips to DMV
16-YEAR-OLD DRIVER'S LICENSE
Must be 16 years old, hold a Photo IP 12 months (365 days), completed 50 practice hours of supervised driving. During the first 6 months of holding this license, a teen must follow rules of the probationary period. See highlighted info to your right.
Driver's Ed graduates, who earn a Certificate of Completion aren't usually tested at the DMV (besides the eye test). A signed affidavit of parent / guardian confirming 50 hours of supervised driving is required. 
Note: Most Driver's Ed graduates are usually not tested in the state of KS, but the DMV does reserve the right to test or deny any license applicant.
With the 15-year-old RL, the teen may drive (by themselves):
1. To / from or in connection with any employment or farm-related work
2. Over most direct / accessible route between home / school for purpose of attendance
3. Or when accompanied by an adult* (who is the holder of a valid DL)
4. NO non-sibling minor passengers are allowed
5. NO wireless communication device while driving except to report illegal activity or emergencies
 
TEENS TURNING 15 (WITHOUT A PHOTO IP) ARE SUBJECT TO THE 16-YEAR-OLD LAWS.
AFTER OBTAINING PHOTO IP, TEENS (15) MUST PRACTICE FOR 1 YEAR BEFORE BEING ELIGIBLE FOR DL.
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At age 16, the next licensing stage includes a 6-month probationary period.
With the 16-year-old DL - first 6 months - the teen may drive (by themselves):  
1. Anytime / anywhere from 5:00 AM to 9:00 PM.
2. To / from school activities, employment, or farm-related work.
3. Or when accompanied by an adult* (with a valid DL), they can drive after 9:00 PM.
During this 6-month probationary period (16-year-old DL):
- Only one non-immediate family member minor passenger (less than 18) is allowed.
- NO wireless communication device is allowed while driving except to report illegal activity or to summon emergency help.
AFTER THE 6-MONTH PROBATIONARY PERIOD, THE TEEN IS THEN LEGAL TO DRIVE AFTER 9:00 PM.
Penalties apply to all teen drivers KSA 8-291 subject to suspension or revocation as any other DL
Under 16 - Two or more crashes - no license until age 17
1st Offense - 30-day suspension, 2nd Offense - 90-day suspension, 3rd Offense - 1 year suspension
TEENS turning 16 years of age (before obtaining the Photo IP) HAVE TO PRACTICE UNTIL AGE 17 BEFORE BEING ELIGIBLE FOR A DL
FLL LICENSE - AGES 17 and UP
KSA 8-291 Also, teens (turning 16 before obtaining their Photo IP) also have to practice with parents until 17, before being eligible for the DL.
Driver's Ed graduates, who earn a Certificate of Completion aren't usually tested at the DMV (besides the eye test), but the DMV does reserve the right to test or deny any applicant. A signed affidavit of parent / guardian confirming 50 hours of supervised driving is required.
PARENTS: EXCHANGE THIS PAPER PERMIT FOR THE PHOTO IP AT THE DMV (DURING DRIVING LESSONS) SO YOU CAN:
A) LEGALLY COMPLETE THE 50 HOURS OF SUPERVISED PRACTICE AND / OR B) LEGALLY PRACTICE UNTIL AGE 17
16-YEAR OLDS (WITHOUT A PHOTO IP) ARE SUBJECT TO THE 17-YEAR-OLD LAWS. AFTER
OBTAINING PHOTO IP, TEEN (16) MUST PRACTICE WITH PARENTS UNTIL 17, BEFORE BEING ELIGIBLE FOR DL. Age 17 - for first-time applicants:
1. Teens (17) must provide proof of age and identification. Non-Driver Education students must pass vision, written, and driving exams with an appropriate license in hand.    
2. Teens (17) must have a signed affidavit of parent / guardian, stating applicant has legally
completed at least 50 hours of *adult-supervised driving (with at least 10 of the hours occurring at night).
 
NOTE: THE DMV USUALLY DOES NOT TEST DRIVER'S ED GRADUATES, BUT THE DMV RESERVES THE RIGHT TO TEST OR DENY ANY LICENSE APPLICANT. 
 
PARENTS: EXCHANGE THE TEMPORARY PINK SLIP FOR THE PHOTO IP.
 
Subject to penalties under KSA 8-291    *At least age 21
FARM PERMIT
KSA 8-296     Ages: 14 and 15
NOTE: IF YOU HAVE THIS LICENSE, APPLY FOR YOUR 16-YEAR-OLD DL (AT DMV) PRIOR TO 16TH BIRTHDAY
 
1. Minimum age 14
2. Must reside on farm / parcel of land larger than 20 acres used in agricultural operations or be employed (for pay) on farm
3. Written application of parent / guardian required
4. Complete the 50 hours of *adult-supervised driving
5. Non-Driver Ed students must pass vision, written and driving examinations
*Driver's Ed graduates, who have earned a Certificate of Completion aren't usually tested at the DMV (besides the eye test)
Note: The DMV reserves the right to test or deny any license applicant
If under age 16, may drive at any time:
1. To / from or in connection with any farm job, farm employment, or other farm-related work
2. Over most direct / accessible route between home / school for purpose of attendance
3. When accompanied by an adult* who holds a valid driver's license
4. NO non-sibling minor passengers are allowed
5. NO wireless communication device while driving except to report illegal activity or emergencies
If over age 16, first 6 months, may drive at any time:
1. From 5:00 AM to 9:00 PM
2. To / from or in connection with any farm job, farm employment, or other farm-related work
3. To / from authorized school activities
4. When accompanied by an adult* who holds a valid driver's license
5. One non-immediate family member minor passenger (less than 18) is allowed
6. NO wireless communication device while driving except to report illegal activity or emergencies
 
Penalties apply to all teen drivers KSA 8-291 subject to suspension or revocation as any other DL. Farm Permit shall be suspended for violating restrictions or 2 or more crashes chargeable to the holder.
Use of wireless devices prohibited until (6-month period of passenger / late-night driving restrictions) is completed.
KS law states that persons 14-17 years old MUST wear a seatbelt when riding in a vehicle. Failure to do so will result in a $60 ticket.      
MOST FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS: 
What is the minimum age for your course and what is needed prior to the course?
Answer: The minimum age for driver's education in KS is 14. Do not worry if you lack a permit or if your permit is expired. You will receive a temporary permit through our class from the state of KS. It's a part of the DE 99 form, which we fill out on the first day of the class. For more information, click on our "DE 99 info." link.
IF A PHOTO IP EXPIRES, you can:
1) Renew your permit or 2) Fulfill the requirements to obtain your RL or DL.
NOTE: ALL OF THE KS DRIVING LAWS AND HANDBOOK CAN BE FOUND AT KSREVENUE.ORG

Reliable Driving Guidance at Wichita Driving School 

Whether you're a first-time driver, parent of a driver, or a teen who has already completed the 50 practice hours of supervised driving, find your reliable driving guidance at Wichita Driving School or Wichita Driving School East. Enroll your teen with us today and join the top driving schools in Wichita and the surrounding areas.

Note: If you're attempting the DMV test on your own, read our warning below these laws.

Note: Most students (under age 17) must hold a photo IP ("Learner's Permit") for 365 days and complete 50 hours of supervised practice before being eligible to apply for their RL or DL. All of the KS Driving Laws and Handbook can also be found at www.ksrevenue.org. Just click on "Vehicles", then "Driver's License", and then "Driver's License Handbook."

Useful Note to Parents and Students

From Mike Johnson (Owner - Wichita Driving School)
All driver education students in the state of Kansas are required to fill out a DE 99 application. The forms are completed on the first day of class and should be submitted to the state of Kansas. They will be processed in a day or 2 after class for pick-up. Otherwise, the students will receive their paper permit on the first driving lesson. The DMV would like you to exchange the paper permit for the DMV permit within 14 days. About 10 days after class, we assign driving instructors. Students will be called to schedule driving lessons in about 12 days after class. Besides approving students for 6 hours of driver training with our instructor, the DE-99 contains a paper instructional permit and certificate of completion. If the student does not have a current instructional permit, they will receive the paper IP from their instructor on the first driving lesson.
 
The purpose of the DE-99 form is as follows:
  • Verify the identity of the student who is applying to obtain a license
  • Establish that the student currently lives in the state of Kansas
  • Identify if the applicant is currently taking any prescribed medicine for a physical or mental condition, which may require a physician's approval to proceed with the driving portion of the Driver Ed course. The primary purpose of this form is to provide proof that the student has enrolled and later successfully completed the entire Driver Ed course at a licensed driving school or high school. 


Upon successful completion of the driving and full payment of the course, our instructor will give the Certificate of Completion to the student or parent. Do not lose this paper certificate, as it allows you to later receive a license at the DMV with no additional testing besides an eye test. Some states require additional testing beyond driver education (i.e. written / driving) but KS usually does not. If you lose this Certificate of Completion, our West office can replace it (cost is $15).

Note: About 1 out of 10 students lose their certificate. Keep in mind that the DMV can randomly test or deny any license applicant or require testing for other reasons (see below).
 
NOTE: Upon successful completion of this course (8 hours class and 6 hours driving), you will not receive a driver's license. You will receive a paper Certificate of Completion. This gold highlighted document confirms that you have successfully completed an approved course in driver education from a driving school licensed by the state of KS. By taking this document to a KS Driver‘s License Office (DMV), you can receive a KS DL or the license which you're eligible for. The only test usually required is an eye test, but the DMV reserves the right to randomly test or deny any license applicant. 

Commercial driving schools (by laws) are not allowed to guarantee anyone a license. The vast majority of our graduates usually have no problems at the DMV, but the DMV is the controlling authority on licensing. The DMV reserves the right to deny or test any license applicant for medical, physical, or vision conditions, passport issues, past traffic tickets / offenses, or several failed DMV tests. 

Also, passports must have 60 days left on them and international students must hold an I-20.

Thanks, Mike Johnson (Owner - Wichita Driving School)

*DMV warning*: If you're attempting to get your own permit (before Driver's Ed) at the DMV, there is a 6-month penalty if you fail 4 times (within a 6-month period). Make sure that you spread your 4 attempts out (beyond the 6-month window), not under. If your 4th failure is just 1 day under the window, you will - in affect - have a 12-month penalty! This also means that you cannot complete Driver's Ed or get a Driver's Ed permit or start any Driver's Ed driving until the 6-month period is up! *DMV warning*

Answers to Second Page of the Study Guide

Answers to WDS Study Guide Version 1 (#26-66) for the 100 question avademic final. You must receive 80% or more on the final to pass the academic course. Remember to use your word bank and the online Kansas Driving Handbook to complete page 1 (#1-25). Don’t forget to study page 3 of the Study Guide and to complete the 25 road signs that are on the back of your powerpoint notes (handed out in class).

The 100 question final is a closed book.

Note: The KS Driving Handbook can be found at www.ksrevenue.org.

Answers to WDS Study Guide Version 1 (#26-66) for the 100-question academic final:
26. Identify Predict Decide Execute 
27. The car on the right
28. Driver error 
29. 3 seconds, 4-5 seconds, 8 seconds, and cut speed in half on snow / ice
30. On-coming traffic 
31. 100 feet
32. Good
33. Children, pedestrians, walkers, joggers, people in cars as door can open, cars can back up, or put onto the road
34. 2-3 
35. Carbon monoxide
36. Summer ice 
37. Wheel, cover
38. 45mph, whatever it takes within reason
39. Right lane, it has concrete dividers, there are fewer exits and on-ramps, it is usually well maintained, and rarely floods
40. Yellow, single 
41. Increase, dusk and dawn
42. Passing, necessary 
43. Escape route
44. Stop 
45. Breaks, 3 thousand
46. Heavy fog, smoke or dust, or it’s snowing so hard you can’t see. When it’s raining so hard you can’t see
47. Cruise control 
48. Auto crashes or collisions - 40-43, 000
49. .08, .02, time 
50. Depressant, Blood Alcohol Content
51. One, Marijuana
52. Road rage 
53. Highway hypnosis
54. 50%
55. When you can see the headlights (and maybe some pavement) of the car you just passed
56. In residential areas, school zones not activated, rain or fog, construction zones, Eastborough, rural areas at night, in extreme wind, on curves or when approaching a flashing yellow light. Remember to go 10mph under on gravel roads! If you have to drive in snow or ice, go half the speed limit and have an 8-second following distance
57. Hazard 
58. 50%
59. Seatbelt 
60. Insurance
61. Yes. Stop at the red light, and if it is clear (from the left and the middle), you can then proceed. Never take a chance on a right-on-red, because you will always get the ticket in the event of a collision, and besides, you would have had the green light in a couple of seconds anyway! 5-10 Seconds, Distraction.
62. Traction 
63. Gravity
64. Centrifugal force 
65. Energy in motion
66. Center of gravity

Also be ready to identify about 20 road signs on the test!
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