DMV Point System in Kansas
Traffic Violations and Offenses in Kansas
Many states in the U.S. use a point system that rates moving violations by assigning a certain number of points for each type of infraction. Kansas does not use a point system, however, there are specific violations that will result in the immediate loss of your KS driver's license.
Too many traffic offenses and violations will likely lead to:
- Action against your Kansas driver's license and driving privilege, such as:
- Kansas Department of Revenue (DOR) and traffic court fines.
- Driver improvement/defensive driving course completion requirements.
On this page you'll find general information about Kansas Department of Revenue (DOR) traffic violations and penalties.
Whenever you need or want to check the status of your Kansas driver’s license, you can order a driving record report. When you order your Kansas Department of Revenue (DOR) driving record, you'll find information about:
- Whether your driver's license is valid or suspended.
- Any traffic violations you've committed.
If you have questions about your driving record or how to interpret the information on it, please contact the Kansas Department of Revenue (DOR).
These are the moving violations that will result in the immediate revocation of your Kansas driver's license:
- Homicide resulting from the operation of a motor vehicle.
- Failure to stop and render aid to any injured parties in the event of a motor vehicle accident (resulting in the death or personal injury of another person).
- Reckless driving.
- Any felony in which a motor vehicle is used.
- Attempting to elude a police officer.
- Aggravated vehicle homicide.
- Vehicle battery.
If you've committed one of the violations above, you'll likely face court penalties as well as action against your KS driver's license. The reinstatement process will generally involve:
- Serving jail time and/or paying a large fine.
- Completing a behavioral adjustment/evaluation program.
- Completing a mandatory driver improvement/defensive driving course.
- Paying a reinstatement fee.
- Driving with certain restrictions.
For details about your specific requirements and circumstances, please contact the Kansas Department of Revenue (DOR).
These are some infractions that will result in the suspension of your Kansas driver's license:
- Refusal to submit to a chemical test to determine your blood alcohol concentration (BAC).
- Failing to appear for a court date.
- Failure to respond to a traffic citation issued in Kansas or in another state.
- Failing to maintain continuous liability insurance on your vehicle.
- Driving while under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
- Transporting an open container of liquor or cereal malt beverage.
Your reinstatement requirements will generally vary depending on your offense. You may be required to satisfy both court and Kansas DOR reinstatement/sentencing requirements. Please contact the Kansas Department of Revenue for more information.
Hardship License in Kansas
If your KS driver's license is suspended, revoked, canceled, or otherwise terminated, Kansas law does not allow any hardship license to be issued.
If you've been convicted of a serious traffic offense or have received too many traffic violations, you may see high car insurance rates. You should consider contacting your car insurance provider to check if you can lower your rates or earn a discount.