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Kansas Drivers License

Kansas Drivers License

Thinking of obtaining a Kansas drivers license and don't know where to start? You should begin by choosing the right type of the Kansas drivers license.

Kansas Driver License Types

At the moment, the Division of Motor Vehicles (DMV) in Kansas issues the following driving licenses:

  • Class C. Regular drivers license, allows you to operate most of the common vehicles.
  • Class M. Motorcycle driving license.
  • Class A, B and C. Commercial drivers licenses, CDLs.
  • Class A and B. Non-commercial.

For most of the drivers out there, the regular class C drivers license is more than enough. You can always add another license class on top of the regular license when such need arises.

Kansas GDL

When it comes to driving, you cannot overstress the importance of traffic safety and this is what the graduated drivers license system is about - safety. Teenagers have the highest crash rates and the DMV tries to fight it with a set of laws that help teenagers gain the essential driving experience before they start driving on their own. Every drivers license applicant who is under 18 years of age is required to take a Kansas drivers education class that will teach him everything about safe driving techniques.

Knowledge Exam

The Kansas DMV wants to make sure that all drivers license applicants are well-familiar with the rules of the road and this is why every license applicant has to take a Kansas permit test at the drivers license office.

Is the permit exam hard? No, it is not, but you still need to study for it. You can start by reading the Kansas drivers license manual and taking some practice permit tests to let the rules really sink in.

Once you pass the permit exam at the drivers license office, you are issued with the Kansas learners permit.

Learners Permit and Driving Experience

The main reason why you are issued with the learners permit is the fact that you need to practice driving before you can pass your driving test. Once you are given the learners license, you can start driving while being supervised by another licensed driver. A more experienced driver can show you the mistakes you are making on the road and maybe even prevent you from doing something outright wrong. Teenagers are also required to hold the permit for a certain period of time before they can apply for the drivers license.

Driving Test

When you are ready to take your Kansas drivers test, make an appointment with the DMV and show up on the specified date and time. You must provide your own vehicle for the driving test, the vehicle being properly insured and titled.

When you pass the driving test, you will be given a receipt which allows you to drive a vehicle until the actual Kansas drivers license arrives in the mail.