Could adult children be liable for parent driving on expired license?

UPDATED: Feb 13, 2018

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Asked February 13, 2018

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The answer to the question you have asked is no. An adult child will not be liable for any parent driving with an expired license in Kansas. Just as a stranger would not be held accountable, the grown child would not be either. Although an adult, the adult child is not responsible for the actions their parent take. Just as if the adult child were to drive on an expired or suspended license, the parent would not be held responsible for that. Once over the age of 18, every adult is responsible for their own actions, and would have their own consequence of breaking the state laws. And while it would be frowned upon if the adult child knew their parent was operating a vehicle with an expired license, legally no action can be taken for simply knowing the parent does not have a license, and allowing them to drive. The parent driving with an expired license, however, will face legal consequences, possibly tickets and fines as well. In the long run it would save a lot of trouble and money to just get their license renewed.

Answered February 15, 2018 by InsuranceLady

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