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Suspended License

To avoid having your driver's license suspended, cancelled or revoked, a vehicle driver must follow all Idaho road rules and traffic laws. Keep in mind that every traffic citation and ticket you receive and admit guilty to will appear on your driver's record. Depending on the number of points received within a given period of time, your driving privileges will be revoked. Moving violations will be assessed by one, two, three or four points — four points being the most severe.

Common Reasons for Drivers License Suspension

There are many reasons why an automobile driver in Idaho may have face a driving license suspension. However, the most common reasons are listed below:

One-Point Violations

Two-Point Violations

Three-Point Violations

Four-Point Violations

You will receive warning letters and risk suspension of your driver's license when:

Fortunately, the IDP allows Idaho residents to reduce their total number of points by enrolling in and successfully completing a Traffic Safety Education Course. To enroll, you must be offered to join at the time of a citation. Keep in mind that this option is available in certain counties, and is up to the discretion of the police officer that stopped you.

Available statwide is an alternative method for improving your driving skills and reducing the number of points: a Defensive Driving Course (DDC). You may enroll in a DDC before your license suspended - otherwise you will be too late - and successful completion will remove three points from your driving record in Idaho.

How to Reinstate a Suspended Drivers License in Person

Although the methods of reinstating suspended drivers licenses require different documentation, penalty fees and lengths of suspension, there is a general procedure you will have to follow to reinstate your license in Idaho: