Point Reduction in Idaho
You can enroll in a defensive driving or accident prevention course once every 3 years to have 3 points removed from your Idaho driving record.
For more details, please visit our Defensive Driving in Idaho page.
Idaho approves a variety of course options, ranging from classroom to online courses, making it easy for drivers with busy schedules. Since the approved courses typically range from $18 to $60, you should be able to find a course within your budget.
No Dismissed Traffic Tickets
Idaho doesn’t dismiss tickets for completing defensive driving or accident prevention courses, nor will the court prevent a point accumulation for attending a course. The point reduction benefit applies only to points currently on your driving record.
If you want to take a course to prevent a driver's license suspension, you must do so before you accumulate too many points.
Idaho approves such a wide variety of defensive driving and accident prevention courses that what you’ll experience during your course will depend on the course you choose.
Some drivers prefer classroom courses because they learn best when they have one-on-one interaction with instructors; other drivers opt for online courses because these classes fit into their schedules. Typically, you can complete online defensive driving courses from the comfort of your own home and at your own pace.
Regardless of the course you choose, expect to learn about:
Other Topics in This Section
- Safe driving practices.
- Traffic laws.
- How to handle extenuating driving conditions, such as inclement weather.
- The effects of dangerous driving practices, such as reckless driving or driving under the influence (DUI) of drugs/alcohol.
- The importance of driving defensively rather than offensively.