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Kansas Traffic Laws

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Below you will find links to traffic laws and driving rules in Kansas -- including the online vehicle code, statutes on common traffic violations, and state-specific driving manuals (where available).

  • Chapter 8
Drinking & Driving Violations Driving Under Influence of Alcohol or Drugs (KS Statutes Ch. 8, Article 10)
Driving Without a License / With a Suspended License Licenses required (KS Statute 8-235)
Driving Without Insurance / With Insufficient Insurance Motor vehicle liability insurance coverage required (KS Statutes 40-3104)
Driving Without Registration / With Expired Registration Registration of vehicles operated in this state (KS Statute 8-127)
Illegal U-Turns Limitations on "U" turns (KS Statutes 8-1546)
Leaving the Scene of an Accident / Hit & Run Accidents and Accident Reports (KS Statutes Ch. 8, Article 16)
Mechanical Violations Equipment of Vehicles (KS Statutes Ch. 8, Article 17)
Reckless Driving Reckless driving; penalties (KS Statutes 8-1566)
Running a Red Light / Stop Sign Official traffic control devices; required obedience (KS Statutes 8-1507)
Seat Belt / Child Restraint Violations Safety Belt Use Act (KS Statutes Ch. 8, Article 25)
Child passenger safety; restraining systems for children under the age of four; use of seat belts by children between the ages of five and fourteen. (KS Statutes 8-1344)
Speeding Maximum speed limits (KS Statutes 8-1558)
Unlawful Vehicle Modifications Equipment of Vehicles (KS Statutes Ch. 8, Article 17)

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