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8-2004. Traffic-control devices on state highways; doubling of fine in road construction zone. (a) The secretary of transportation shall place and maintain such traffic-control devices, conforming to the manual and specifications adopted under K.S.A. 8-2003, and amendments thereto, upon all state highways as the secretary shall deem necessary to indicate and to carry out the provisions of this act or to regulate, warn or guide traffic.

(b) No local authority shall place or maintain any traffic-control device upon any highway under the jurisdiction of the secretary of transportation, except by the latter's permission.

(c) The secretary of transportation shall post signs informing motorists that conviction of a traffic infraction, which is defined as a moving violation in accordance with rules and regulations adopted pursuant to K.S.A. 8-249, and amendments thereto, committed within a road construction zone, as defined in K.S.A. 8-1458a, shall result in a fine which is double the fine listed in the uniform fine schedule in K.S.A. 8-2118, and amendments thereto.

History: L. 1974, ch. 33, § 8-2004; L. 1975, ch. 426, § 50; L. 1994, ch. 220, § 9; April 21.

Source or prior law:


Law Review and Bar Journal References:

"A Practitioner's Guide to the Kansas Tort Claims Act," Jerry R. Palmer, 48 J.B.A.K. 299, 305, 306 (1979).

"Survey of Kansas Law: Torts," William Edward Westerbeke, 33 K.L.R. 1, 70 (1984).

Attorney General's Opinions:

Applicability of initiative and referendum ordinances to placement of traffic control devices. 82-98.


1. Mentioned in action brought pursuant to K.S.A. 68-419; judgment awarding damages for defect in highway affirmed. Schaeffer v. Kansas Dept. of Transportation, 227 Kan. 509, 514, 608 P.2d 1309.

2. Tort Claims Act does not as a matter of law exempt government from liability for failure to provide highway signs. Carpenter v. Johnson, 231 Kan. 783, 787, 649 P.2d 400 (1982).

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