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Idaho Speeding Tickets

Dangers Of Speeding 

Let’s face it; everyone has been late one time or another.  Is it really worth putting your life at risk by speeding?  Chances are that even speeding to your destination will not make that much of a difference.  Think about what happens when you speed: you have less time to react and a sharp turn, animal, child or another vehicle could show up without warning, and then what are you going to do?  The faster you go, the more time it will take you to stop., so the chances of having a crash and injury are increased. Read more...

 

Dealing With a Idaho Speeding Ticket 

You may choose to admit to speeding and mail the fine to the address on the back of the citation.  If you decide to fight the ticket then you can personally appear and make a plea to the court in the area that the citation was issued.  At this point, you may seek permission to enroll in a Defensive Driving Court to offset the points and fines associated with your violation. Read more...

 

How Idaho Police Determine Speeding 

According to the Idaho State Police, the troopers do not lock in the speed of a violator on the RADAR.  The trooper observes the speed of an approaching vehicle and by not locking in on the speed, they can determine if the speed is increasing or decreasing. The trooper uses visual observation and an audible sound emitted by the RADAR to determine which vehicle the RADAR is identifying.  Locking the RADAR increases the chance of the wrong vehicle being identified.  As a result, the trooper cannot show you the speed readout on the RADAR if you are stopped for speeding. Read more...

 

How To Beat a Idaho Speeding Ticket 

First, you have to evaluate whether or not you should take the time and expend the effort to fight the ticket.  If the ticket is not that much or if it is the first ticket you have received, you might just want to pay the ticket and, perhaps, enroll in a Defensive Driving course to offset the points.  However, if you have so many points on your driving record that this might mean a suspension of your license, then you probably should fight the ticket. Read more...

 

Speeding Ticket Fines 

The Idaho Supreme Court has a fixed penalty for speeding. Read more...

 

Idaho Speed Limits 

Idaho State Statute (49-654) relates to speed.  Vehicles should not be driven at a speed greater than is reasonable and prudent under the conditions and having regard to the actual and potential hazards then existing. Read more...

 

What To Do If You Got a Idaho Speeding Ticket 

Remain calm and stay in the car.  The worst thing you can do is to start arguing with the police officer.  The officer will ask you for your driver’s license, registration and proof of insurance.  If you think that you have been treated badly, you can always file a complaint with the Idaho State Police.  You do have the right to ask for identification and you should.  If it is an unmarked car and you are not sure that it is a real police officer, you can call 911 to confirm. If you have a weapon in your car, you should notify the officer immediately – do not reach for the weapon. Read more...

 

Driving Record Points

Points will be assigned to your driving record if you are found guilty of a moving violation. Read more...

 

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