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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. (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 prelim-  8-1012    $105

  inary breath test

Unsafe speed for prevailing  8-1557    $75

  conditions

Exceeding maximum speed  8-1558  1-10 mph over the

  limit; or speeding in zone  to  limit, $45

  posted by the state depart-  8-1560  11-20 mph over the

  ment of transportation; or  8-1560a  limit, $45 plus $6

  speeding in locally posted  or  per mph over 10

  zone  8-1560b  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 de-  8-1507    $75

  vice

Violating traffic control signal  8-1508    $75

Violating pedestrian control  8-1509    $45

  signal

Violating flashing traffic sig-  8-1510    $75

  nals

Violating lane-control signal  8-1511    $75

Unauthorized sign, signal,  8-1512    $45

  marking or device

Driving on left side of road-  8-1514    $75

  way

Failure to keep right to pass  8-1515    $75

  oncoming vehicle

Improper passing; increasing  8-1516    $75

  speed when passed

Improper passing on right  8-1517    $75

Passing on left with insuffi-  8-1518    $75

  cient clearance

Driving on left side where  8-1519    $75

  curve, grade, intersec-  tion railroad crossing,or  obstructed view

Driving on left in no-passing  8-1520    $75

  zone

Unlawful passing of stopped  8-1520a    $75

  emergency vehicle

Driving wrong direction on  8-1521    $75

  one-way road

Improper driving on laned  8-1522    $75

  roadway

Following too close  8-1523    $75

Improper crossover on di-  8-1524    $45

  vided highway

Failure to yield right-of-way  8-1526    $75

  at uncontrolled intersection

Failure to yield to approach-  8-1527    $75

  ing vehicle when turning  left

Failure to yield at stop or  8-1528    $75

  yield sign

Failure to yield from private  8-1529    $75

  road or driveway

Failure to yield to emergency  8-1530    $195

  vehicle

Failure to yield to pedestrian  8-1531    $105

  or vehicle working on  roadway

Failure to comply with re-  8-1531a    $45

  strictions in road con-  struction zone

Disobeying pedestrian traffic  8-1532    $45

  control device

Failure to yield to pedestrian  8-1533    $75

  in crosswalk; pedestrian  suddenly entering road-  way; passing vehicle  stopped for pedestrian at  crosswalk

Improper pedestrian crossing  8-1534    $45

Failure to exercise due care in  8-1535    $45

  regard to pedestrian

Improper pedestrian move-  8-1536    $45

  ment in crosswalk

Improper use of roadway by  8-1537    $45

  pedestrian

Soliciting ride or business  8-1538    $45

  on roadway

Driving through safety zone  8-1539    $45

Failure to yield to pedestrian  8-1540    $45

  on sidewalk

Failure of pedestrian to yield  8-1541    $45

  to emergency vehicle

Failure to yield to blind pe-  8-1542    $45

  destrian

Pedestrian disobeying bridge  8-1544    $45

  or railroad signal

Improper turn or approach  8-1545    $75

Improper "U" turn  8-1546    $75

Unsafe starting of stopped  8-1547    $45

  vehicle

Unsafe turning or stopping,  8-1548    $75

  failure to give proper sig-

  nal; using turn signal un-  lawfully

Improper method of giving  8-1549    $45

  notice of intention to turn

Improper hand signal  8-1550    $45

Failure to stop or obey  8-1551    $195

  road crossing signal

Failure to stop at railroad  8-1552    $135

  crossing stop sign

Certain hazardous vehicles  8-1553    $195

  failure to stop at railroad   crossing

Improper moving of heavy  8-1554    $75

  equipment at railroad   crossing

Vehicle emerging from alley,  8-1555    $75

  private roadway, building  or driveway

Improper passing of school  8-1556    $315

  bus; improper use of  school bus signals

Improper passing of church  8-1556a    $195

  or day-care bus; improper  use of signals

Impeding normal traffic  8-1561    $45

  by slow speed

Speeding on motor-driven  8-1562    $75

  cycle

Speeding in certain vehicles  8-1563    $45

  or on posted bridge

Improper stopping, standing  8-1569    $45

  or parking on roadway

Parking, standing or stopping  8-1571    $45

  in prohibited area

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  8-1576    $45

  mechanism obstructed

Unsafe opening of vehicle  8-1577    $45

  door

Riding in house trailer  8-1578    $45

Unlawful riding on vehicle  8-1578a    $75

Improper driving in defiles,  8-1579    $45

  canyons, or on grades

Coasting  8-1580    $45

Following fire apparatus too  8-1581    $75

  closely

Driving over fire hose  8-1582    $45

Putting glass, etc., on high-  8-1583    $105

  way

Driving into intersection,  8-1584    $45

  crosswalk, or crossing  without sufficient space  on other side

Improper operation of snow-  8-1585    $45

  mobile on highway

Parental responsibility of  8-1586    $45

  child riding bicycle

Not riding on bicycle seat;  8-1588    $45

  too many persons on  bicycle

Clinging to other vehicle  8-1589    $45

Improper riding of bicycle on  8-1590    $45

  roadway

Carrying articles on bicycle;  8-1591    $45

  one hand on handlebars

Improper bicycle lamps,  8-1592    $45

  brakes or reflectors

Improper operation of mo-  8-1594    $45

  torcycle; seats; passen-  gers, bundles

Improper operation of mo-  8-1595    $75

  torcycle on laned road  way

Motorcycle clinging to other  8-1596    $45

  vehicle

Improper motorcycle handle-  8-1597    $75

  bars or passenger  equipment

Motorcycle helmet and eye-  8-1598    $45

  protection requirements

Unlawful operation of all-ter-  8-15,100    $75

  rain vehicle

Unlawful operation of  8-15,101    $75

  low-speed vehicle

Littering  8-15,102    $115

Disobeying school crossing  8-15,103    $75

  guard

Unlawful operation of micro  8-15,106    $75

  utility truck

Failure to remove vehicles in  8-15,107    $75

  accidents

Unlawful operation of golf  8-15,108    $75

  cart

Unlawful operation of work-  8-15,109    $75

  site utility vehicle

Unlawful display of license  8-15,110    $60

  plate

Unlawful text messaging  8-15,111    $60

Equipment offenses that are  8-1701    $75

  not misdemeanors

Driving without lights when  8-1703    $45

  needed

Defective headlamps  8-1705    $45

Defective tail lamps  8-1706    $45

Defective reflector  8-1707    $45

Improper stop lamp or turn  8-1708    $45

  signal

Improper lighting equipment  8-1710    $45

  on certain vehicles

Improper lamp color on cer-  8-1711    $45

  tain vehicles

Improper mounting of re-  8-1712    $45

  flectors and lamps on cer-  tain vehicles

Improper visibility of reflec-  8-1713    $45

  tors and lamps on certain  vehicles

No lamp or flag on projecting  8-1715    $75

  load

Improper lamps on parked  8-1716    $45

  vehicle

Improper lights, lamps, re-  8-1717    $45

  flectors and emblems on  farm tractors or slow-  moving vehicles

Improper lamps and equip-  8-1718    $45

  ment on implements of  husbandry, road machin-  ery or animal-drawn ve-  hicles

Unlawful use of spot, fog, or  8-1719    $45

  auxiliary lamp

Improper lamps or lights on  8-1720    $45

  emergency vehicle

Improper stop or turn signal  8-1721    $45

Improper vehicular hazard  8-1722    $45

  warning lamp

Unauthorized additional  8-1723    $45

  lighting equipment

Improper multiple-beam lights  8-1724    $45

Failure to dim headlights  8-1725    $75

Improper single-beam head-  8-1726    $45

  lights

Improper speed with alter-  8-1727    $45

  nate lighting

Improper number of driving  8-1728    $45

  lamps

Unauthorized lights and sig-  8-1729    $45

  nals

Improper school bus lighting  8-1730    $45

  equipment and warning  devices

Unauthorized lights and de-  8-1730a    $45

  vices on church or day-  care bus

Improper lights on highway  8-1731    $45

  construction or maintenance  vehicles

Defective brakes  8-1734    $45

Defective or improper use of  8-1738    $45

  horn or warning device

Defective muffler  8-1739    $45

Defective mirror  8-1740    $45

Defective wipers; obstructed  8-1741    $45

  windshield or windows

Improper tires  8-1742    $45

Improper flares or warning  8-1744    $45

  devices

Improper use of vehicular  8-1745    $45

  hazard warning lamps  and devices

Improper air-conditioning  8-1747    $45

  equipment

Improper safety belt or  8-1749    $45

  shoulder harness

Improper wide-based single  8-1742b    $75

  tires

Improper compression re-  8-1761    $75

  lease engine braking sys-  tem

Defective motorcycle head-  8-1801    $45

  lamp

Defective motorcycle tail  8-1802    $45

  lamp

Defective motorcycle reflec-  8-1803    $45

  tor

Defective motorcycle stop  8-1804    $45

  lamps and turn signals

Defective multiple-beam  8-1805    $45

  lighting

Improper road-lighting equip-  8-1806    $45

  ment on motor-driven cy-  cles

Defective motorcycle or mo-  8-1807    $45

  tor-driven cycle brakes

Improper performance abil-  8-1808    $45

  ity of brakes

Operating motorcycle with  8-1809    $45

  disapproved braking sys-  tem

Defective horn, muffler, mir-  8-1810    $45

  rors or tires

Unlawful statehouse parking  75-4510a    $30

Exceeding gross weight of  8-1909  Pounds Overweight

  vehicle or combination    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  8-1908  Pounds Overweight

  any axle or tandem,    up to 1000  $40

  triple or quad axles    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 re-  66-1324    $287

  gistration, clearance or  to have current cer-  tification

Insufficient liability insur-  66-1,128    $137

  ance for motor carriers  or 66-1314

Failure to obtain interstate  79-34,122    $137

  motor fuel tax author-  ization

No authority as private or  66-1,111    $137

  common carrier

Violation of motor carrier  66-1,129    $115

  safety rules and regula-  tions, except for viola-  tions specified in sub-  section (b)(2) of K.S.A.  66-1,130, and amend-  ments thereto

(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 subsection (a)(4) of K.S.A. 8-1560, and amendments thereto.

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; July 1.

Revisor's Note:

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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