Traffic Stop Tuesday Postings are presented by the McPherson Police Department

This Tuesday they are talking about ‘DRIVER’S LICENSE’.

True or False, your Driver License is one document, which is always required to be in your possession, while you are operating a motor vehicle in the state of Kansas?

In brief, Standard Traffic Ordinance (STO) 192, no person, except those expressly exempted, shall drive any motor vehicle or motorized bicycle upon any highway in this city unless such person has a valid driver’s license.

Standard Traffic Ordinance (STO) 193, says every licensee shall have his or her driver’s license in his or her immediate possession at all times when operating a motor vehicle, and shall display the same upon demand of any law enforcement officer.

If you answered TRUE, you are correct, but why should you carry a license with you?

The first and most important purpose of your driver’s license is to notify law enforcement personnel you have obtained your driver’s license and are legally allowed to operate a motor vehicle.

A driver’s license also serves as your personal form of identification, if you are in an accident and cannot talk, the first thing a first responder looks for is your driver’s license to help identify who you are.


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