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Welcome to Idaho! As a new driver to this state you will need to be aware of our unique traffic laws and regulations. Here's what you need to keep in mind while driving in Idaho. Some of these rules may be the same as what you're already used to, but others will be drastically different!
|12 to 17 points (in any 12 months)||30 day suspension|
|18 - 23 points (in any 24 months)||90 day suspension|
|24 or more points (in any 36 months)||6 month suspension|
You must dim your headlights from high to low beam when you are within 500 feet of an oncoming vehicle or within 200 feet of a vehicle traveling ahead of you.
You must use your headlights:
There is no specific law allowing or prohibiting headlight flashing.
A person over 18 operating a vehicle in violation of drunk driving laws while transporting a minor is an offense.
The Open Container Law prohibits possession of an open alcoholic beverage container in the passenger area of any motor vehicle, by any occupant of the vehicle, on any public highway or right of way, whether or not the vehicle is in motion.
Idaho does not have a state law governing red light violation fines or use of traffic cameras for red light enforcement.
Speeding violations are subject to a $50 enhanced fine, whether or not workers are present.
On controlled-access highways and before turning from a parked position, signal your intention to turn or change lanes for at least five seconds. In all other situations, signal your intention to turn or change lanes at least 100 feet in advance.
Hazard light use is permitted for the purpose of warning other drivers of the presence of a vehicular traffic hazard requiring the exercise of unusual care in approaching, overtaking or passing.
There is no specific law regarding minimum safe passing distance.
You may not drive off the roadway to pass on the right.