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8-2118. Uniform fine schedule for traffic infraction violations; payment by mail with plea, when; full payment required; ordinance traffic infractions; doubling of fine in road construction zone and school zone; escalating fines for unlawful passing of a school bus. (a) A person charged with a traffic infraction shall, except as provided in subsection (b), appear at the place and time specified in the notice to appear. If the person enters an appearance, waives right to trial, pleads guilty or no contest, the fine shall be no greater than that specified in the uniform fine schedule in subsection (c) and court costs shall be taxed as provided by law.

(b) Prior to the time specified in the notice to appear, a person charged with a traffic infraction may enter a written appearance, waive right to trial, plead guilty or no contest and pay the fine for the violation as specified in the uniform fine schedule in subsection (c) and court costs provided by law. Payment may be made in any manner accepted by the court. The traffic citation shall not have been complied with if the payment is not honored for any reason, or if the fine and court costs are not paid in full. When a person charged with a traffic infraction makes payment without executing a written waiver of right to trial and plea of guilty or no contest, the payment shall be deemed such an appearance, waiver of right to trial and plea of no contest.

(c) The following uniform fine schedule shall apply uniformly throughout the state but shall not limit the fine which may be imposed following a court appearance, except an appearance made for the purpose of pleading and payment as permitted by subsection (a). The description of offense contained in the following uniform fine schedule is for reference only and is not a legal definition.

Description of Offense

Statute

Fine

Refusal to submit to a prelim­inary breath test

8-1012

$105

Unsafe speed for prevailing conditions

8-1557

$75

Exceeding maximum speed limit; or speeding in zone posted by the state department of transportation; or speeding in locally posted zone

8-1558

to

8-1560

1-10 mph over the limit, $45

8-1560a

or

8-1560b

11-20 mph over the limit, $45 plus $6 per mph over 10 mph over the limit;
21-30 mph over the limit, $105 plus $9 per mph over 20 mph over the limit;
31 and more mph over the limit, $195 plus $15 per mph over 30 mph over the limit;

Disobeying traffic control de­vice

8-1507

$75

Violating traffic control signal

8-1508

$75

Violating pedestrian control sig­nal

8-1509

$45

Violating flashing traffic sig­nals

8-1510

$75

Violating lane-control signal

8-1511

$75

Unauthorized sign, signal, mark­ing or device

8-1512

$45

Driving on left side of roadway

8-1514

$75

Failure to keep right to pass oncoming vehicle

8-1515

$75

Improper passing; increasing speed when passed

8-1516

$75

Improper passing on right

8-1517

$75

Passing on left with insufficient clearance

8-1518

$75

Driving on left side where curve, grade, intersection railroad crossing, or ob-structed view

8-1519

$75

Driving on left in no-passing zone

8-1520

$75

Unlawful passing of stopped emergency vehicle

8-1520a

$75

Driving wrong direction on one-way road

8-1521

$75

Improper driving on laned roadway

8-1522

$75

Following too close

8-1523

$75

Improper crossover on divided highway

8-1524

$45

Failure to yield right-of-way at uncontrolled intersection

8-1526

$75

Failure to yield to approaching vehicle when turning left

8-1527

$75

Failure to yield at stop or yield sign

8-1528

$75

Failure to yield from private road or driveway

8-1529

$75

Failure to yield to emergency vehicle

8-1530

$195

Failure to yield to pedestrian or vehicle working on roadway

8-1531

$105

Failure to comply with restric­tions in road construction zone

8-1531a

$45

Disobeying pedestrian traffic control device

8-1532

$45

Failure to yield to pedestrian in crosswalk; pedestrian sud­denly entering roadway; pas­sing vehicle stopped for pedestrian at crosswalk

8-1533

$75

Improper pedestrian crossing

8-1534

$45

Failure to exercise due care in regard to pedestrian

8-1535

$45

Improper pedestrian movement in crosswalk

8-1536

$45

Improper use of roadway by pedestrian

8-1537

$45

Soliciting ride or business on roadway

8-1538

$45

Driving through safety zone

8-1539

$45

Failure to yield to pedestrian on sidewalk

8-1540

$45

Failure of pedestrian to yield to emergency vehicle

8-1541

$45

Failure to yield to blind pe­destrian

8-1542

$45

Pedestrian disobeying bridge or railroad signal

8-1544

$45

Improper turn or approach

8-1545

$75

Improper "U" turn

8-1546

$75

Unsafe starting of stopped ve­hicle

8-1547

$45

Unsafe turning or stopping, failure to give proper signal; using turn signal unlawfully

8-1548

$75

Improper method of giving notice of intention to turn

8-1549

$45

Improper hand signal

8-1550

$45

Failure to stop or obey road crossing signal

8-1551

$195

Failure to stop at railroad crossing stop sign

8-1552

$135

Certain hazardous vehicles failure to stop at railroad crossing

8-1553

$195

Improper moving of heavy equipment at railroad cros­sing

8-1554

$75

Vehicle emerging from alley, private roadway, building or driveway

8-1555

$75

Improper passing of school bus; improper use of school bus signals

8-1556

$315

Improper passing of church or day-care bus; improper use of signals

8-1556a

$195

Impeding normal traffic by slow speed

8-1561

$45

Speeding on motor-driven cycle

8-1562

$75

Speeding in certain vehicles or on posted bridge

8-1563

$45

Improper stopping, standing or parking on roadway

8-1569

$45

Parking, standing or stopping in prohibited area

8-1571

$45

Improper parking

8-1572

$45

Unattended vehicle

8-1573

$45

Improper backing

8-1574

$45

Driving on sidewalk

8-1575

$45

Driving with view or driving mechanism obstructed

8-1576

$45

Unsafe opening of vehicle door

8-1577

$45

Riding in house trailer

8-1578

$45

Unlawful riding on vehicle

8-1578a

$75

Improper driving in defiles, canyons, or on grades

8-1579

$45

Coasting

8-1580

$45

Following fire apparatus too closely

8-1581

$75

Driving over fire hose

8-1582

$45

Putting glass, etc., on highway

8-1583

$105

Driving into intersection, cross­walk, or crossing without suf­ficient space on other side

8-1584

$45

Improper operation of snow­mobile on highway

8-1585

$45

Parental responsibility of child riding bicycle

8-1586

$45

Not riding on bicycle seat; too many persons on bicycle

8-1588

$45

Clinging to other vehicle

8-1589

$45

Improper riding of bicycle on roadway

8-1590

$45

Carrying articles on bicycle; one hand on handlebars

8-1591

$45

Improper bicycle lamps, brakes or reflectors

8-1592

$45

Improper operation of motor­cycle; seats; passengers, bun­dles

8-1594

$45

Improper operation of motor­cycle on laned roadway

8-1595

$75

Motorcycle clinging to other vehicle

8-1596

$45

Improper motorcycle handlebars or passenger equipment

8-1597

$75

Motorcycle helmet and eye pro­tection requirements

8-1598

$45

Unlawful operation of all-terrain vehicle

8-15,100

$75

Unlawful operation of low-speed vehicle

8-15,101

$75

Littering

8-15,102

$115

Disobeying school crossing guard

8-15,103

$75

Unlawful operation of micro utility truck

8-15,106

$75

Failure to remove vehicles in accidents

8-15,107

$75

Unlawful operation of golf cart

8-15,108

$75

Unlawful operation of work-site utility vehicle

8-15,109

$75

Unlawful display of license plate

8-15,110

$60

Unlawful text messaging

8-15,111

$60

Unlawful passing of a waste collection vehicle

8-15,112

$45

Equipment offenses that are not misdemeanors

8-1701

$75

Driving without lights when needed

8-1703

$45

Defective headlamps

8-1705

$45

Defective tail lamps

8-1706

$45

Defective reflector

8-1707

$45

Improper stop lamp or turn signal

8-1708

$45

Improper lighting equipment on certain vehicles

8-1710

$45

Improper lamp color on certain vehicles

8-1711

$45

Improper mounting of reflectors and lamps on certain vehicles

8-1712

$45

Improper visibility of reflectors and lamps on certain vehicles

8-1713

$45

No lamp or flag on projecting load

8-1715

$75

Improper lamps on parked vehicle

8-1716

$45

Improper lights, lamps, reflectors
and emblems on farm tractors or slow-moving vehicles

8-1717

$45

Improper lamps and equipment on implements of husbandry, road machinery or animal-drawn vehicles

8-1718

$45

Unlawful use of spot, fog, or auxiliary lamp

8-1719

$45

Improper lamps or lights on em­ergency vehicle

8-1720

$45

Improper stop or turn signal

8-1721

$45

Improper vehicular hazard warn­ing lamp

8-1722

$45

Unauthorized additional light­ing equipment

8-1723

$45

Improper multiple-beam lights

8-1724

$45

Failure to dim headlights

8-1725

$75

Improper single-beam head lights

8-1726

$45

Improper speed with alternate lighting

8-1727

$45

Improper number of driving lamps

8-1728

$45

Unauthorized lights and signals

8-1729

$45

Improper school bus lighting equipment and warning de­vices

8-1730

$45

Unauthorized lights and de­vices on church or daycare bus

8-1730a

$45

Improper lights on highway construction or maintenance vehicles

8-1731

$45

Defective brakes

8-1734

$45

Defective or improper use of horn or warning device

8-1738

$45

Defective muffler

8-1739

$45

Defective mirror

8-1740

$45

Defective wipers; obstructed windshield or windows

8-1741

$45

Improper tires

8-1742

$45

Improper flares or warning de­vices

8-1744

$45

Improper use of vehicular ha­zard warning lamps and de­vices

8-1745

$45

Improper air-conditioning equip­­ment

8-1747

$45

Improper safety belt or shoulder harness

8-1749

$45

Improper wide-based single tires

8-1742b

$75

Improper compression release engine braking system

8-1761

$75

Defective motorcycle head­lamp

8-1801

$45

Defective motorcycle tail lamp

8-1802

$45

Defective motorcycle reflector

8-1803

$45

Defective motorcycle stop lamps and turn signals

8-1804

$45

Defective multiple-beam light­ing

8-1805

$45

Improper road-lighting equip­ment on motor-driven cycles

8-1806

$45

Defective motorcycle or motor-driven cycle brakes

8-1807

$45

Improper performance ability of brakes

8-1808

$45

Operating motorcycle with dis­approved braking system

8-1809

$45

Defective horn, muffler, mir­rors or tires

8-1810

$45

Unlawful statehouse parking

75-4510a

$30

Exceeding gross weight of ve­hicle or combination

8-1909

Pounds Overweight

up to 1000 $40

1001 to 2000 3¢

per pound

2001 to 5000 5¢

per pound

5001 to 7500 7¢

per pound

7501 and over 10¢

per pound

Exceeding gross weight on any axle or tandem, triple or quad axles

8-1908

Pounds Overweight

up to 1000 $40

1001 to 2000 3¢

per pound

2001 to 5000 5¢

per pound

5001 to 7500 7¢

per pound

7501 and over 10¢

per pound

Failure to obtain proper regis­tration, clearance or to have current certification

66-1324

$287

Insufficient liability insurance for motor carriers

66-1,128 or

66-1314

$137

Failure to obtain interstate motor fuel tax authorization

79-34,122

$137

No authority as private or common carrier

66-1,111

$137

Violation of motor carrier safety rules and regulations, except for violations spe­cified in of K.S.A. 66-1,130(b)(2), and amendments thereto

66-1,129

$115

(d) Traffic offenses classified as traffic infractions by this section shall be classified as ordinance traffic infractions by those cities adopting ordinances prohibiting the same offenses. A schedule of fines for all ordinance traffic infractions shall be established by the municipal judge in the manner prescribed by K.S.A. 12-4305, and amendments thereto. Such fines may vary from those contained in the uniform fine schedule contained in subsection (c).

(e) Fines listed in the uniform fine schedule contained in subsection (c) shall be doubled if a person is convicted 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 any road construction zone as defined in K.S.A. 8-1458a, and amendments thereto.

(f) For a second violation of K.S.A. 8-1908 or 8-1909, and amendments thereto, within two years after a prior conviction of K.S.A. 8-1908 or 8-1909, and amendments thereto, such person, upon conviction shall be fined 1½ times the applicable amount from one, but not both, of the schedules listed in the uniform fine schedule contained in subsection (c). For a third violation of K.S.A. 8-1908 or 8-1909, and amendments thereto, within two years, after two prior convictions of K.S.A. 8-1908 or 8-1909, and amendments thereto, such person, upon conviction shall be fined two times the applicable amount from one, but not both, of the schedules listed in the uniform fine schedule contained in subsection (c). For a fourth and each succeeding violation of K.S.A. 8-1908 or 8-1909, and amendments thereto, within two years after three prior convictions of K.S.A. 8-1908 or 8-1909, and amendments thereto, such person, upon conviction shall be fined 2½ times the applicable amount from one, but not both, of the schedules listed in the uniform fine schedule contained in subsection (c).

(g) Fines listed in the uniform fine schedule contained in subsection (c) relating to exceeding the maximum speed limit, shall be doubled if a person is convicted of exceeding the maximum speed limit in a school zone authorized under K.S.A. 8-1560(a)(4), and amendments thereto.

(h) For a second violation of K.S.A. 8-1556, and amendments thereto, within five years after a prior conviction of K.S.A. 8-1556, and amendments thereto, such person, upon conviction, shall be fined $750 for the second violation. For a third and each succeeding violation of K.S.A. 8-1556, and amendments thereto, within five years after two prior convictions of K.S.A. 8-1556, and amendments thereto, such person, upon conviction, shall be fined $1,000 for the third and each succeeding violation.

History: L. 1984, ch. 39, § 1; L. 1986, ch. 40, § 6; L. 1986, ch. 84, § 2; L. 1986, ch. 41, § 2; L. 1987, ch. 48, § 4; L. 1992, ch. 317, § 6; L. 1993, ch. 125, § 2; L. 1994, ch. 220, § 10; L. 1995, ch. 42, § 1; L. 1996, ch. 15, § 9; L. 1996, ch. 220, § 8; L. 1997, ch. 133, § 5; L. 2000, ch. 179, § 24; L. 2001, ch. 184, § 1; L. 2004, ch. 114, § 5; L. 2004, ch. 163, § 2; L. 2006, ch. 133, § 3; L. 2007, ch. 140, § 9; L. 2008, ch. 167, § 8; L. 2009, ch. 6, § 4; L. 2009, ch. 119, § 8; L. 2010, ch. 145, § 1; L. 2011, ch. 91, § 4; L. 2018, ch. 72, § 2; July 1.

Revisor's Note:

Section was also amended by L. 1996, ch. 34, § 1, but that version was repealed by L. 1996, ch. 220, § 11.

Section was amended twice in the 2006 session, see also 8-2118a.

Section was amended twice in the 2010 session, see also 8-2118b.


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