Defensive Driving in Idaho
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By successfully completing a state-approved defensive driving course, Idaho residents may receive a three-point reduction on their driver's license.
However, completing the course will not remove a citation from your record, and if you recently received a ticket, you'll have to pay the fine. Be sure to complete the course before you reach the suspension point limit.
You may take the course once every three years. Course costs vary according to the provider. Some providers offer online classes, which the state finds acceptable. Sign up for the class by contacting the provider directly.
Drivers can't use the class to "store" points to offset any traffic violations that occur later. The point reduction may only be applied to points already appearing on your driving record.
Drivers 55 and older who successfully complete the class can receive a discount off their auto insurance liability, medical payments, and collision coverages. Contact your insurance provider for details and restrictions.
Others who complete the class may be eligible for a discount, too, although it's not mandated by the state. Check with your insurance carrier to inquire about its policy.
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