Idaho SR22 Insurance Filings & Quotes

Top reasons why your driver’s license will be suspended in Idaho

The Idaho Department of Transportation and any Judge in the state of Idaho have the authority to suspend any Idaho driver’s license if the driver commits any of these violations:

  • DUI whether it be alcohol or drugs in Idaho
  • The driver used his or her vehicle to commit a Felony offense
  • The Idaho driver left the scene of an accident they were involved in that resulted in the injury or death of another person
  • The Idaho driver left the scene of an accident that they were involved in where the accident resulted in property damage
  • The offender made a false statement to the Idaho DOT under oath
  • The Idaho driver was involved in reckless driving of a motor vehicle
  • You were convicted in another state for an offense that would have resulted in a driver’s license being suspended in Idaho
  • Found to be driving in Idaho while your license is currently under suspension
  • You failed to pay the required damages amount you were required to for an accident
  • Your license will be suspended for driving under the influence and failing the chemical test
  • If you refused to submit to a breath test for a DUI in Idaho
  • You failed to pay a fine associated with an infraction such as a seat belt violation in Idaho
  • If you were trying to elude or flee an officer
  • Unlawful use of an Idaho driver’s license
  • Stopped by an Idaho officer while not having auto insurance
  • A minor in possession of alcohol
  • Found to be in possession of marijuana while driving in Idaho
  • A minor failing to comply with school rules such as attending school will result in the school requesting that the Idaho DOT suspended your license
  • Failure to pay Idaho child support, or violate child visitation rights, or comply with a paternity suit in Idaho

Restricted driving permits for Idaho residents

If your Idaho driver’s license is currently under suspension by the DMV you could possibly be eligible for a restricted license allowing you to have limited driving privileges such as driving to and from work or school. If your license suspension is due to an offense such as DUI you will need to apply through the Clerk of Courts Office in the county you were convicted in to apply for such a license. The only exception to this rule is if you’re a license driver in Idaho and received your DUI in another state, then you would apply through the Idaho DOT.

What are the requirements to get a restricted permit in Idaho?

In order for you to qualify for a restricted work permit you will need to qualify for the permit by filling out a work verification form. On this form you’re going to be asked stuff like the days of the week you work, the hours of the day you work, how far you drive to work, the counties you work in, if you will be driving for medical purposes doctor appointments and such. If you need to drive for a medical reason your doctor will be required to submit a letter stating such.

All residents of Idaho that apply for a restricted license must have an SR22 certificate filed by their insurance company showing proof of at least the state minimum auto insurance coverage.

The last thing you will need to do is pay the Idaho DOT any required fees such as a license reinstatement fee along with the restricted permit fee.

Getting your Idaho driver’s license back after suspension

In order to lift the suspension against your Idaho driver’s license once your suspension period ends you will need to apply to the Idaho DOT in Boise for reinstatement and paying the required reinstatement fee up to $285 dollars. If your license was initially suspended for an offense such as DUI or driving under the influence in Idaho your insurance provider will need to file an SR22 form or certificate with the DOT on your behalf as a requirement for reinstatement.

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