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Frequently Asked Questions
  • Applying For Your Idaho Driver's License
  • Preparing For Your ID Permit Test
  • Taking Your ID Permit Test
  • Preparing For Your ID Driving Exam (Or Road Test)
  • Taking Your ID Driving Exam (Or Road Test)
  • After You Have Passed The ID Driving Exam (Or Road Test)
  • Renewing Your ID Driver's License
  • What If You're Moving To ID Or Just Visiting
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Applying For Your Idaho Driver's License
When am I eligible to apply for my ID Learner's Permit?
In ID, the minimum age requirement is 15 years old.
What documents do I need to take with me when I apply for my ID Driver's License?
When you apply for your ID Learner's Permit, you will need to bring documents that prove your identity, your lawful presence in the United States, your residency in Idaho and your Social Security Card. If you are under 18, you will also need to submit an application signed by your parent or legal guardian and proof that you are enrolled in school. If you are under 17, you will need to submit a Driver's Training Program Certificate.
Where should I go to apply for my ID license?
You are able to apply at any local DMV office. You can find a list of available locations by visiting this website: http://itd.idaho.gov/dmv/driverservices/sheriff.htm
Who do I need to bring with me when I go to take my ID Permit Test if I am under 18?
If you are under 18, a parent or legal guardian should accompany you.
Can I contact my ID DMV office?
Absolutely. You can visit your local DMV office in person or by calling. You can find available locations, hours and numbers near you by visiting this website: http://itd.idaho.gov/dmv/driverservices/Sheriff.htm
Do I need to my eyes checked before I can obtain a ID Driver's license?
Yes. You do have to complete a vision test in order to get your ID license.
Do I need to get a physical in order to obtain my ID Driver's License?
You may need to get a physical if you have a mental or physical condition that might affect negatively your ability to drive safely and effectively.
Where do I take my ID Driver's License photo?
You must take your ID Driver's license photo at the DMV office. When you take your photo, you should make sure that you wear what you would wear normally. It's extremely important that your face is clearly shown and recognizable. Look straight at the camera and do not smile, as a resting face is easier to identify.
Preparing For Your ID Permit Test
What should I use to study for my ID Permit Test?
The best way to study for the ID Permit Test is to read the entire Idaho Driver's Manual. Additionally, you can find quiz questions on our website [link] that can act as a supplement to the ID Driver's Manual.
Where can I find a copy of the ID Driver's Manual?
You can find and download a copy of the ID Driver's Manual by visiting this website: http://itd.idaho.gov/dmv/driverservices/documents/driver_manual.pdf
Are there any chapters of the ID Driver's Manual that I can skip?
To have the best chance of passing your ID Permit Test, you should read the entire Manual. The Permit Test will test your knowledge of traffic safety laws, speed limits, traffic signals, pavement markings and other topics that are covered in the ID Driver's Manual.
How many questions do I have to answer correctly on the ID Permit Test to pass?
The ID Permit Test consists of 40 multiple choice questions. You will need to answer 34 of those 40 questions correctly in order to pass.
Where can I go to take my ID Permit Test?
You will need to take your ID Permit Test at a local DMV office. You can find a list of available locations near you by visiting this website: http://itd.idaho.gov/dmv/driverservices/sheriff.htm
Is there anything I should do the night before my ID Permit Test?
Don't cram the night before your exam. Instead, you should review the notes and information you have already studied. If you've done a thorough job studying, the night before should be a quiet review session. It's also a good idea to take a few practice questions on our website [link]. Get a good night's rest as well.
What should I do when I am ready to take my ID Permit Test?
Once you have studied thoroughly for your ID Permit Test, you should gather the necessary documents and visit your local DMV office to take your exam.
Taking Your ID Permit Test
At what age am I eligible to take the ID Permit Test?
In ID, the minimum age requirement is 15 years old.
What documents do I need to bring with me when I take my ID Permit Test?
On the day of your ID Permit Test, you will need to bring documents that prove your identity, your lawful presence in the United States, your residency in Idaho and your Social Security Card. If you are under 18, you will also need to submit an application signed by your parent or legal guardian and proof that you are enrolled in school. If you are under 17, you will need to submit a Driver's Training Program Certificate.
Who do I need to bring with me when I go to take my ID Permit Test?
If you are under 18, a parent or legal guardian should accompany you.
What do I need to know to pass my ID Permit Test?
To give yourself the best chance of passing your ID Permit Test, you should read the entire Manual. The Permit Test will test your knowledge of traffic safety laws, speed limits, traffic signals, pavement markings and other topics that are covered in the ID Driver's Manual.
How many questions do I have to answer correctly on the ID Permit Test to pass?
The ID Permit Test consists of 40 multiple choice questions. You will need to answer 34 of those 40 questions correctly in order to pass.
Is the ID Permit Test open book?
No. You are not allowed to use your ID Driver's Manual or any other study material while you take your ID Permit Test.
What happens if I fail my ID Permit Test?
There are a few reasons, test takers fail their ID Permit Test. A test taker who fails may not have studied thoroughly. Or he or she may have been nervous, anxious and/or distracted on the day of the test. If you fail your ID Permit Test, you will not receive your ID Learner's Permit, and you will need to retake the exam. You are able to do so after three days have passed, however, do not rush retaking the exam. Take your time. Read the entire ID Driver's Manual again and answer test questions on our website [link] so that the next time you take the ID Permit Test you have the best chance of passing.
What happens after I pass my ID Permit Test?
If you pass your ID Permit Test, you will receive your ID Learner's Permit, which you will need to maintain for six months. During this six month period, you should complete fifty hours of driving practice.
Preparing For Your ID Driving Exam (Or Road Test)
How should I practice driving for my ID Driving Exam?
You should practice and develop a number of safe driving skills. You should feel comfortable accelerating smoothly and gradually, passing through intersections safely, changing lanes effectively, coming to a complete stop at stop signs and traffic signals, sharing the road with other drives, maintaining the speed limit, staying in the correct lane and more. Remember during your exam, your primary responsibility is to demonstrate to your examiner that you know how to drive safely and effectively.
What do I need to bring with me for ID Driving Exam?
You should bring your ID Learner's Permit, an insured vehicle and proof that you have completed fifty hours of driving practice.
Where can I practice driving for my ID Driving Exam?
Anywhere in Idaho as long as you are accompanied by a licensed driver, who is 21 years old or older, whenever you are behind the wheel. You should begin practicing in familiar areas then progress to different areas that will test your driving knowledge and your adaptability to different driving situations.
Do I need to learn how to parallel park for my ID Driving Exam?
You may need to parallel park for your ID Driving Exam so it is a good idea to learn how to park.
What should I expect on my ID Driving Exam?
Your examiner wants to see that you are capable of driving safely and effectively. During your ID Driving Exam, you want to make sure that you are not driving too quickly or too slowly; you want to accelerate smoothly and gradually. Obey all stop signs and traffic signals, do not tailgate other vehicles and stay in the correct lane. You should also know what various street signs and traffic signals indicate to drivers on the road.
Do I need to schedule an ID Driving Exam?
Yes. You will need to make an appointment with a certified skills tester. You can find a list of available locations by visiting this website: http://www.itd.idaho.gov/dmv/
Is there anything I should do the night before my ID Driving Exam?
The night before your ID Driving Exam, you should practice driving with a licensed driver who is 21 years old or older. You should make sure you get a good night's rest as well.
Do I need to supply my own car for my ID Driving Exam?
Yes. You must supply a vehicle for your ID Driving Exam that is in good working condition. The vehicle should be properly registered and insured.
Taking Your ID Driving Exam (Or Road Test)
Does anyone need to accompany me to my ID Driving Exam?
If you are under 18, your parent or legal guardian should accompany you.
Are there any tips that I should follow to help me pass my ID Driving Exam?
Your examiner wants to see that you are capable of driving safely and effectively. During your ID Driving Exam, you want to make sure that you are not driving too quickly or too slowly; you want to accelerate smoothly and gradually. Obey all stop signs and traffic signals, do not tailgate other vehicles and stay in the correct lane. You should also know what various street signs and traffic signals indicate to drivers on the road.
Are there any common mistakes that I should avoid making?
You should avoid driving dangerously, driving too quickly, hitting other objects, forgetting to signal, rolling stops and parking incorrectly. Always maintain good posture and signal well in advance.
Am I allowed to wear my contacts or glasses?
If you wear contacts or glasses regularly to be able to see clearly, you should absolutely wear your corrective lenses during your exam.
Who is allowed to be in the car with me during my ID Driving Exam?
During your ID Driving Exam, your examiner, a foreign language translator (or sign language interpreter) and a parent or legal guardian if you are under 18 are all persons allowed to be in the car with you while you are taking your AR Driving Exam.
What happens if I fail my ID Driving Exam?
If you fail the ID Driving Exam, you will not receive your ID Driver's License. You will be able to retake the exam after three days have passed. However, you should not rush retaking it after you have failed. You should pay attention to what your examiner indicates as your weaknesses, and you should work upon improving your driving skills.
After You Have Passed The ID Driving Exam (Or Road Test)
What happens after I pass my ID Driving Exam?
After you pass your ID Driving Exam, you will need to take your test results, which will be inside a sealed envelope, to the Idaho Department of Transportation. There, you will receive your license.
Do I need to get car insurance?
Yes. You must carry liability insurance able to cover at least $25,000 for each person of the other vehicle, $50,000 per accident and $15,000 property damage.
What documents do I need to apply for ID car insurance?
The documents that you will need vary depending on the insurance company to which you apply. Generally, insurance companies want you to submit proof of your identity, your driving record and information about the vehicle you would like to insure.
How much does ID car insurance cost?
The price varies depending on your age, your driving history, your car class and other factors.
Why is car insurance more expensive for new drivers in ID?
New drivers and inexperienced drivers (especially teens) have a higher risk of being in an accident so insurance companies often charge more to cover this potentially risk.
Renewing Your ID Driver's License
How do I renew my ID Driver's license once it has expired?
You must renew your ID Driver's License at a driver's license office.
Do I have to complete another vision test before I can renew my ID Driver's License?
Yes. You will need to complete another vision test when you renew your ID License. Additionally, you may need to pass a skills test and/or medical examination.
What If You're Moving To ID Or Just Visiting
Do I have to pass the ID road test when I move to ID from another state?
If your license is still valid, you do not have to take the ID Driving Exam. You will need to replace your out-of-state license with a ID License within ninety days after becoming a resident.
Is my out-of-state learner's permit valid in ID?
Yes. Idaho recognizes valid out-of-state Learner's Permits. You will need to follow the laws of the home/issuing state. You must also be at least 15 years old.
How long can I drive in ID with my out-of-state license?
As long as you do not become a ID resident, you are allowed to drive with a valid out-of-state license for as long as you like.
Can I drive in Idaho with my out-of-country license?
Yes. You may drive in Idaho with your out-of-country license for up to one year.Question Category