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