Your Idaho Driving Record
Idaho driving records are issued and maintained by the Idaho Transportation Department for all residents with valid driver’s licenses in their possession. Below you can find all the necessary details about the contents of your personal driving record.
How To Order A State-Approved Idaho Driving Record
To simplify the process of getting your driving record, DMV.com has partnered with Backgroundchecks.com. In just 3 easy steps, you are able to order your driving record online. Click here to get started. By easily ordering your driving record online, you will receive the most up-to-date information in a shorter time frame. Your driving record will include your driver’s license status, violation convictions (including DUIs), endorsements, restrictions and administrative actions that are associated with your drivers license and reportable in your state according to their policies. Accidents and points will only show if applicable based on your state. Your driving record can only be ordered from a state where you have been issued a license.*
2. Via a DMV office:
You can also get your driving record from your local, official DMV office. This option tends to be the most cost-effective choice; however, it is important to note that not all DMV locations have the ability to process driving records. It is recommended to first check with your local DMV to verify if they can fulfill this service. Click here to find a DMV office near you. If your DMV office offers the option to make an appointment and make sure to have all your personal documents and pay the fees to order a driving record.
3. By mail:
If you are not in a rush to get your driving record, you can request it by mail through the DMV. First, find out if your local DMV processes driving records, if they do, make sure to gather all the required documentation and send it to their mailing address. To avoid delays double check that you have included all the correct information. Almost all DMV offices accept payment in the form of a money order but for alternative payment methods check with your local office.
What is on my Idaho driving record?
Depending on the type of driving record and where you purchase it, your Idaho driving record may provide either a partial or complete outline of your personal ID driving history. If you order your driving record directly from the Idaho Transportation Department, it will contain:
- Your date of birth.
- Your home address.
- The application date and status of your driver’s license.
- A list of all car crashes.
- A list of driver’s license suspensions or revocations.
- Past traffic violations and violation points.
- Idaho DUI reports.
If you order your driving record through DMV.com, you will receive valuable information such as: violation convictions, accidents (if reported by the state), suspensions or limitations, special license classifications and DUI offenses on record. DMV.com recommends ordering a copy to stay on top of your files. Find out what is on your driving history report by filling out the form above to order a copy of your records.
Did you know? Your personal driving history is a public record. Potential employers, insurance providers, and courts of law can all request a copy of your driving history.
What Do Points On My Idaho Driving Record Mean?
In Idaho, all traffic violations and offenses that a driver commits are written in an IDT driving record. Each traffic violation carries different point value, which is added to your driving history. Drivers who collect too many demerit points on their Idaho driving records, may end up with a suspended or revoked driver’s license.
The point values found on an Idaho TD driving record are as follows:
- Not providing information in an accident involving damage to a vehicle: 4 points
- Overtaking and passing a school bus: 4 points
- Racing on public highways: 4 points
- Driving upon a sidewalk: 3 points
- Obstructing a driver’s view or driving mechanism: 3 points
- Failure to yield in signed intersections: 3 points
- Inattentive driving: 3 points
- Driving through a prohibited safety zone: 2 points
- Passing vehicles proceeding in the opposite direction: 2 points
- Stopping when traffic is obstructed: 1 point
How do points against my Idaho license affect me?
Collecting too many demerit points on your Idaho driving record may get you a suspension or revocation on your driver’s license. The amounts required for suspension are as follows:
- 12 to 17 points in 12 months: 30-day suspension
- 18 to 23 points in 24 months: 90-day suspension
- 24 or more points in 36 months: six-month suspension
With demerit points on your Idaho driving history, you will not only get a suspension of your driver’s license, but it will also raise your insurance premiums and you might have problems with any possible future employment.
How do I remove Idaho drivers license points from my record?
Drivers in Idaho can get three points deducted from their DMV driving record by completing a defensive driving course at a state-approved traffic school once every three years. You also need to order a copy of your Idaho driving record to keep track of the number of demerit points on your driving history, which may require you to attend a traffic school in order to be granted a point deduction.
For a list of state-approved traffic school courses, click here.
How long do points stay on my Idaho driving record?
Traffic violations that you commit while operating a motor vehicle bring different point values to your Idaho driving record. Points stay written on your driving history until you begin to deduct their number by taking a defensive driving course. Once you complete such defensive course, you will remove three demerit points from your personal driving record. If you would like to remove another three points, you will have to wait for an additional three years to pass.
Checking For Traffic Violations and Penalties in Idaho
Idaho DUI Records
The Idaho DUI criminal records consist of all the DUI offenses a driver has committed while operating a motor vehicle. To remove DUI offenses, drivers may be required to provide these documents when reinstating their driver’s licenses or if they are ordered to enroll in a drug and alcohol education course.
How do I know if my Idaho Driving License is suspended?
Drivers who would like to find out whether their driver’s license has been suspended should purchase a personal ID driving record. Once you order a copy of your personal driving history, you can check your license status for any suspensions.
Previous Traffic Violations in Idaho
All traffic violations, from not using a turn signal to speeding, are written in a driver’s personal driving history. If you are an Idaho driver who would like to check your past traffic violations, order an ID driving history report and manage any unpaid traffic tickets or previous convictions.
Why do I need a copy of my Idaho driving record?
All Idaho drivers may find themselves in need of a copy of their personal driving records. A driving history report is mostly required in situations when you apply for a commercial driver position, or when you would like to get lower insurance premiums. Prove that you are a safe and responsible driver by obtaining a personal Idaho driving record today.
Check for Points in Idaho
Ordering a copy of your personal driving history will provide you with an opportunity to check the number of demerit points you have on your Idaho driving record. You will have a free access to your whole driving history, from demerit points, through traffic violations to driver’s license suspensions.
Applying for a Commercial Driver Position in Idaho
Employers aim to hire safe and responsible drivers. A clean ID driving record will provide you with the opportunity to get the commercial driver position of your choice. Since employers will order your employee driving record before calling you in for an interview, it is your responsibility to fix any issues within your ID driving history which might cause a potential employer to reject your application.
Order your own ID driving record to correct any applicable issues and prepare yourself for any questions your employer might ask during an interview. To expedite your application process, and ensure that all of the information within it is accurate, you can order a copy of your driving history today.
Lower Idaho Car Insurance Premiums
Idaho drivers with a number of violations and offenses on their Idaho driving records will be charged higher insurance premiums than resident drivers with clean driving histories. Therefore, to lower your coverage rates, fix any mistakes on your personal driving history before applying for auto insurance.
Take Idaho Traffic School to Prevent Points
Idaho driving records do not feature demerit points. Thus, you will not have to take a traffic school course to remove them. However, you can attend a state-approved traffic school to learn how to become a safer and more responsible driver, and to prevent your insurance company from canceling or raising your insurance premiums in the event of an accident or infraction.
Why do employers check your Idaho driving record?
When employers want to determine whether a driver is safe and responsible, they order driving history reports. Employers do not want to hire drivers who will cost them large amounts of money in medical bills, repair costs or lawsuits from third parties. Drivers with points, violations and accidents on their drivers records are more likely to carry these risks, and will thus be rejected for driving jobs.
How Do I Get My Idaho Driving Record?
DMV.com recommends ordering driving records from a secure and reliable source. You have the option of ordering your driving record directly from a local government branch of the Idaho TD. This is usually the most cost-effective way to obtain your driving record. However, as an alternative option DMV.com has partnered with Backgroundchecks.com to deliver you the most up-to-date information quickly and conveniently. We partnered with Backgroundchecks.com because their commitment to keeping your information confidential and safe is a top priority.
Different Types of Idaho Driving Records
The Idaho Transportation Department offers three types of driving records, which are described below:
Driver License Record
The driver license record is a copy of your driving history that is designed for your personal needs. It contains all the information about your past driving experience and shows the status of your driver’s license.
Certified Driving Record
This driving record is a certified copy of your personal ID driving history, which is issued for official use. The Idaho Transportation Department requires you to pay an additional fee for certified drivers records.
Non-Certified Driving Record
This type of Idaho driving record is the non-certified version of the document directly above and is commonly used by employers and insurance companies to conduct background checks on potential employees/clients.
How do I fix a mistake on an Idaho drivers history report?
Mistakes on your DMV driving record can lead to unnecessarily high auto insurance premiums and reduced chances for driving-related employment. Order a copy of your driving record today to verify its accuracy. If you notice any mistake on your Idaho driving record, you must report it to the Idaho Transportation Department.
What is not included on my Idaho driving record report?
When insurance companies or future employers need additional information on your background, apart from what is included in your Idaho driving history report, you may access the following detailed records from DMV.com:
Idaho Vehicle Registration History
The Idaho Transportation Department provides drivers with vehicle registration history reports, along with driving records. This history report contains information on all vehicles that you have owned or registered in Idaho. A copy of your Idaho vehicle registration history can serve as evidence of ownership or registration whenever proof is necessary.
*These records are for employment purposes and personal information only, are not certified so cannot be used in court or to obtain your license in another state. The content and length of the report is determined by the state and not DMV.com, the record you receive will be the public record for employment purposes as determined by your state on the date of the order.