Online Traffic School for Idaho
Defensive driving programs, driver improvement courses or traffic school
options are available for Idaho drivers. Drivers who are interested in
reducing the number of points on their driving record, making amends for a
traffic ticket, lowering their car insurance rates, or simply learning how
to be a better, safer driver can take advantage of these courses.
The Idaho Transportation Department Division of Motor Vehicles (DMV)
assigns points to drivers for traffic violations. Too many driving record
points can mean a driver's license suspension.
By finishing a defensive driving course once every three years, you can
remove up to three points from your driving record. If you have received a
warning letter regarding your driving record points, sign up for a driver
improvement course right away to try to prevent a driver's license
suspension. Once your license is suspended for points, a defensive driving
course will not take away your suspension.
More information can be found on the Idaho DMV site. See the
suspended license page
driving records page.
Making Amends for Citation
Some drivers who have received a traffic ticket may be able to dismiss
their violation or fulfill sentencing requirements by taking a driver
improvement course. Please check with your Idaho traffic court to see if
you qualify or for additional information.
Lowering Insurance Rates
Most people are aware that teenagers and senior citizens can earn auto
insurance discounts by taking a driver improvement course, but in many
cases, insurance companies offer a discount for all drivers willing to
improve their driving habits. Contact your particular provider to see if
there are programs that exist for you.
Improving Your Driving
Everyone gets rusty when it comes to habitual tasks like driving. If you'd
just like to improve your driving skills, get a refresher on traffic rules
and regulation, or learn other defensive techniques to reduce your chance
of having an accident or receiving a ticket, sign up for a defensive
Driver Improvement Course Information
Both online and classroom defensive driving classes will cover a wide range
of topics including defensive driving techniques, safe driving attitudes
and behaviors, state traffic laws, and how to share the road with other
drivers. Information about alcohol and drug abuse as related to driving as
well as violations and consequences will be presented.
Defensive driving classes generally last about six hours, and a final exam
will be given. Upon passing the exam, a completion certificate will be
granted, which will need to be submitted to the Idaho DMV, your traffic
court, and your car insurance company depending on the circumstances for
taking the class.
For an entire list of approved defensive driving courses and driver
improvement programs, please visit the