TOPEKA - Senators approve a bill raising the age for obtaining an unrestricted Kansas driver's license to 17 from the current age of 16.
Thursday's vote of 35-5 sends the bill to Gov. Kathleen Sebelius
for her signature. If the measure is penned into law, Kansas would
join 48 states in having a graduated driver's license law.
The bill would keep the state's current practice of allowing
teens to get a farm permit or learner's permit at 14. A learner's
permit allows someone to drive if they are accompanied by an adult.
The bill would require people to have such permits for a year
instead of the current six months, before obtaining a non-restricted license. The state would keep its current policy of allowing a 15-year-old with an unrestricted license to drive unsupervised to and from school and work.
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