Information on Idaho driving law and Idaho traffic laws...
The Idaho Transportation Department's Driver Services Section receives records for moving traffic law violations that occur both in the state of Idaho and in other states plus Canada.
Each minor moving violation of Idaho driving law receives a point system value from one to four points, depending on the seriousness of the violation. Convictions for violation of Idaho traffic laws and points assessed are entered on each driver's record and points are maintained for three (3) years after the conviction date.
As a courtesy, drivers will be notified by a warning letter when they accumulate eight (8) to eleven (11) points in a twelve-month period, fourteen (14) to seventeen (17) points in a twenty-four month period, and twenty (20) to twenty-three (23) points in a thirty-six month period. In accordance with Idaho traffic laws, when drivers accumulate this many points, they risk a driver's license suspension.
Under Idaho driving law, once every three (3) years, drivers may reduce their point total by three points if they complete an approved defensive driving course. The course must be taken before a suspension for accumulation of points takes place.
The following Idaho driving law moving violations chart shows the section of Idaho Code that applies to each violation of Idaho traffic laws, and lists the assessment of points for each type of moving violation.
Code - Violation - Points
* 1 to 15 miles per hour over the speed limit = 3 points. 16 or more miles per hour over the speed limit = 4 points.
Under the Idaho driving law point system, the department may take the following actions against you:
Number of Points - Penalty
Judges and the Idaho Transportation Department are authorized under state statute and Idaho driving law to suspend, disqualify, deny, cancel, refuse, or revoke the license of drivers convicted of breaking certain Idaho traffic laws, no matter what the driver's point-system count.
Those violations of Idaho traffic laws include:
Under Idaho driving law, school districts may order the Idaho Transportation Department to suspend the driver's license and privileges of a minor who fails to attend school or does not comply with school requirements.
Under Idaho driving law, any court or the Department of Health and Welfare may order the Idaho Transportation Department to suspend the driver license and privileges of any person who fails to pay child support, fails to comply with visitation rights, or fails to comply with a subpoena for a paternity suit or child support proceeding.
In accordance with Idaho driving law, when your suspension or revocation ends, you may get your license back by applying to the Idaho Transportation Department in Boise and paying a reinstatement fee of $15.00 to $180.00, depending on the nature of the suspension.
If your license was suspended for certain serious offenses of Idaho driving law, e.g. reckless driving or driving under the influence, you must also provide proof for three years that you are able to meet financial obligations arising from any accident.
Under Idaho traffic laws, the usual method of proof is a certified statement of liability insurance coverage from your insurer (an SR-22 certificate). For information on other options, contact the Idaho Transportation Department, Idaho driving law section, in Boise at (208) 334-8736.
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