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New Idaho Driver’s License
Who Needs an Idaho License?
Any and all Idaho residents that are at least 15 years of age that wishes to operate a motor vehicle within the state that has never had a driver’s license before or had one from another state that is two or more years expired. Without a currant Idaho driver’s license it is illegal for residents to operate a motor vehicle within the state.
Which License is for you?
Choosing the appropriate license for your needs may be somewhat difficult without the proper information. This is largely because there are several different types of licenses to choose from. Picking one depends on several factors such as age. Types of licenses including class D,C, M, and B.
h2. What are the Requirements for Getting a License?
To receive a full privilege Idaho driver’s license a person must either:
- complete a written, road, and vision test. As well as work their way through the licensing process
- Have a driver’s license from another state that has not been expired 6 or more months
The licensing process includes all of the tests, driver’s education course completion, a fee, and proper documentation.
Questions I need to take to get a License?
You will be required to take a series of tests when applying for any type of driver’s license. The testing process is divided into three parts:
- The Written Test is a minimum of 40 multiple choice questions and will cover all traffic laws, rules and regulations found in the Digest of Idaho Motor Vehicle Laws
- The Vision exam is given to all drivers’ license applicants for any type of license
- You must answer correctly 34 out of the 40 questions provided.
Taking a Driver’s Education Course
New drivers in the state of Idaho under the age of 17 must complete a state approved driver’s education course. These courses are offered by local schools for anyone ages 14 ½ to 21. It is not necessary to be a student of the school to partake of the driving course. It is also offered by commercial driving schools licensed by the DMV. A list of driver education courses available in various areas can be found on the DMV website http://www.dmvcheatsheets.com/
Preparing for the Written Test and what to Bring
To best prepare for the written test first obtain an Idaho driver’s handbook and study each section carefully. It may also be a good idea to take some practice tests which are available online. There are several things that you will need to bring to your test including documents such as social security card and proof of residency.
What does a Driver’s License Cost?
To obtain a driver’s license in the state of Idaho you must pay a fee of $30 for testing plus $3 for the written test and $15 fort the road test. A fee of $30 is required for renewing a 4 year license and a fee of $55 for an 8 year license.
Proof of Insurance
Proof of liability insurance is a big must for taking the road skills test. If you intend to drive your own vehicle you must provide proof of insurance for the vehicle that you intend to drive for your test. You must always carry proof of insurance in your vehicle at all times when driving.
Taking the Drivers Test
Try to remain as calm as possible while taking the road test. Nerves are one of the biggest contributing factors to fails on the road test portion of getting a driver’s license. Check all of your documents ahead of time to be sure that you have the correct ones and that none are missing. Besides all of the documents, to take the road test the applicant will also need a good working vehicle and proof of liability insurance for that vehicle. It is best to practice as much as possible with an instructor or other licensed adult in the vehicle intended for testing before attempting the actual road test.
Taking the Written Test
Make sure that you have all documents in order before entering the testing facility. Study hard before hand and remember to stay calm during the test. Be sure to have the fee and all of the necessary documentation easily accessible. To prepare it is best to obtain a manual to study, and then take a few practice tests online to gage how well you know the material. To get more information on the written test, visit http://www.dmvcheatsheets.com/
Renewing your Idaho Driver’s License
How do I renew my Idaho Driver’s License and what tests do I have to take?
An Idaho driver’s license may be renewed every 4 or 8 years if the driver is between the ages of 21 and 62. A four year license costs $30 and an 8 year $55. If the driver is over the age of 62 the license must be renewed every 4 years. An Idaho driver’s license may be renewed in person or by mail. If you choose to renew in person it will be necessary to pass a vision test. Online renewing is not available.
Preparing to Renew Your New Idaho Driver’s License
It is possible to get the necessary form at a DMV office ahead of time so it will be ready to go. Then gather all other necessary documents as well as the fee.
h2. Steps to Take to Renew Your License
Gather the necessary documentation such as:
- Your required proof of identity
- Social security card
If your name has changed since you received your last license a proof of the change will also be required to provide proof of name change such as: A marriage certificate or some sort of court house document then go to a testing site, present documentation, pay the fee, pass a vision test, and take a photo.
Requirements to Get a Learner’s Permit
The applicant must be at least 15 years of age, have parental consent, have completed a driver’s education course, and provide appropriate documents such as:
- Social security card
- Proof of identity
- Proof of Idaho residency
- Proof of address
- Filled out parental consent form
- School enrollment form or proof of graduation
The applicant must then pass a written knowledge test as well as a vision test and pay a fee. A road test will come later after holding the learners permit for an allotted time frame. After successfully completing the road test, an applicant will be eligible to receive a full privilege, non-restricted Idaho driver’s license.
Driving with a Idaho Learner’s Permit
In the state of Idaho a new driver that holds an instruction permit must always have a supervising adult at least 21 years of age that is a licensed driver accompanies them. This person must sit beside the new driver and all passengers must be buckled up. The new driver must log 50 hours of driving time 10 of which must be at night to be eligible for a permanent Idaho driver’s license.
For more information and study material for the Idaho Learner’s Permit, please visit: http://www.dmvcheatsheets.com/