Yes, certain Idaho DMV records are public. The Idaho DMV maintains records of registrations, license information, and crashes, and prepares statistical reports that may be accessed by the public, but your driving record is only available to you, authorized groups, and individuals who have your official consent. Authorized groups can include potential employers, law enforcement, or insurance companies.
How You Can Request Public Idaho DMV Records
Online. Visit the Idaho Transportation Department website and submit a Public Records Request form.
By Mail: Mail your written request to Idaho Transportation Department / 3311 W. State Street P.O. Box 7129 / Boise, ID 83707-1129.
To request a copy of your own Idaho driving record, go to the Idaho Transportation Department website, click "Purchase your Driving Record", and pay the $9.50 service fee. You will then get a PDF copy of your driving record.
Idaho does not disclose how long tickets stay on your record. Tickets on your Idaho driving record can affect your driver's license points, driving privileges, and car insurance rates. The state will suspend your driver’s license if you get 12 points in a year, which can be caused by three speeding tickets.… read full answer
Still, bear in mind that the amount of time a ticket stays on your record in Idaho might be different from how long the ticket will affect your car insurance rates. For instance, most car insurance companies check the past three years of your driving record when calculating premiums. But the length of time varies, and certain offenses may disqualify you from a good driver discount for more than three years.
For more information and to find out how to check your Idaho driving record, see WalletHub’s complete guide to driving records.
A clean driving record in Idaho is one without any accidents, points or moving violations. Claims aren’t usually included in the definition of a clean driving record, but a record that’s also free of any recent claims does look cleaner. You can check your Idaho driving record by going to the Transportation Department … read full answerwebsite and requesting a copy of your driving record.
Characteristics of a Clean Driving Record in Idaho
3-5 years without any points assigned to your license
3-5 years without any accidents
3 years without any traffic tickets or moving violations
10+ years without any major violations such as DUIs or hit-and-runs
7 years without filing any insurance claims (not always included in the definition of a clean record)
In Idaho, you may be able to remove points from your driving record by taking state-approved defensive driving courses. This may not completely clear your driving record, but it’s a good way to begin.
Yes, taking a defensive driving course can remove points from your driving record in Idaho. By completing an Idaho DMV-approved defensive driving course, you can remove up to 3 points from your driving record, and you may be eligible for a discount on your insurance, too.
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