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Idaho Defensive Driving

Idaho Defensive Driving is promoted as driving skills that allow a driver to proactively respond to hazards on the road and make appropriate driving decisions, prevent accidents and avoid altercations with other drivers. 

 

Course Content and Requirements 

The Idaho Transportation Department assigns DMV personnel to evaluate all Defensive Driving School courses to ensure that they meet standards of delivery and content.  The Idaho DMV Driving Manual outlines several key defensive driving techniques that require inclusion in any Defensive Driving Course and will include such content as ‘accident avoidance:” Read more...

 

Course Information 

Idaho Defensive Driving courses are for drivers who want to improve on their driving skills. Read more...

 

Course Eligibility 

Everyone!  When you consider the safety benefits of successfully completing an Idaho Defensive Driving course, it is obvious that this is a course suitable for all!  If your auto insurance company permits it, your successful completion of an Idaho Defensive Driving course can earn you reductions on your auto insurance rates. Read more...

 

Online Defensive Driving 

For those drivers who are not geographically able to attend a physical Defensive Driving School, Idaho has approved Driving University to offer their Idaho Defensive Driving course via the internet.  Now, from the comfort of your own home and for a very small enrollment fee, you can learn the techniques, tips and tricks that will make you a more safety conscience, in-control driver. Read more...

 

Reasons to Take the Course 

Drivers may take an approved Idaho Defensive Driving course once every 3 years to remove up to 3 points from their Idaho Driving Record.  A driver can do this prior to a driver’s license suspension in order to avoid the suspension.  However, once your license is suspended you cannot enroll in an Idaho Defensive Driving course for point reduction, so be sure to successfully complete an Idaho Defensive Driving course before a driver’s license suspension is imposed. Read more...

 

Idaho Defensive Driving Schools 

Find a defensive driving school in your area. Read more...

 

Who Teaches the Course? 

The Idaho Transportation Department requires that Defensive Driving Instructors “be certified by the Idaho Department of Education as a Driver and Traffic Safety Education instructor, or the National Safety Council, American Automobile Association’s program (AAA), American Association of Retired Persons (AARP), or an equivalent program, as determined by the Idaho Transportation Department.” Read more...

 

Idaho Defensive Driving Instructor

Anyone who is cited for a moving violation in the state of Idaho will have points assigned to their driving record.  The points stay there for three years and if you get more than 12, your license will be suspended.  By attending an approved defensive driving/traffic school you can reduce your number of points by 3.  People may also volunteer to take the courses if they are guilty of a violation. Read more...

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