Wednesday, October 01, 2014

State offers waiver for veterans

By The Herald Staff | 7/11/2014

TOPEKA — Military veterans will be able to waive a commercial driver’s license skill test for one year after their deployment if they have two years of safe driving in a comparable military vehicle, the Kansas Department of Revenue announced Thursday.

Veterans previously had the option if they had returned within 90 days of the application. The extended waiver option allows veterans returning from an overseas deployment more time to adjust to the civilian world, the state agency said.

TOPEKA — Military veterans will be able to waive a commercial driver’s license skill test for one year after their deployment if they have two years of safe driving in a comparable military vehicle, the Kansas Department of Revenue announced Thursday.

Veterans previously had the option if they had returned within 90 days of the application. The extended waiver option allows veterans returning from an overseas deployment more time to adjust to the civilian world, the state agency said.

“Kansas has a strong military community, when our veterans come home with skills that are useful in the civilian world we want to help them put those skills to work,” Lisa Kaspar, director of vehicles, said. “We are happy to offer the longer waiver period as a way to help our veterans transition into civilian life and find employment.”

The waiver applies only to the drive portion of the commercial driver’s license test. Applicants still must have a valid medical certification, pass the written test, have a valid commercial learners permit and verification of two years safe driving in a comparable military vehicle, the release said.

Since the implementation of the waiver, 6,000 active duty and military veterans in Kansas have taken advantage of it, the agency said.

comments powered by Disqus