In order to get your driver’s license reinstated, you'll probably be required to purchase an Idaho SR22 certificate. This certificate will be filed with the Idaho DMV. The certificate will show proof to the state that you are insured to state minimum limits, which will provide financial support in the event of an accident.
It is easy to get an Idaho SR22 filed with the state DMV:
It is in your best interest to maintain the financial responsibility filing for the duration of your suspension period. If you let your SR22 policy lapse or cancel prior to the end of your suspension, your license will be suspended again and your period will start over.
The state of Idaho requires liability insurance to protect other drivers in the event of an accident. The minimum limits are:
While these limits are minimum they are rarely recommended levels of coverage. Ask your insurance agent what they recommend based on your financial position.
The state can suspend your license for many different factors but here is a list of the most common:
To get your license reinstated you must apply to the Idaho Transportation Department and pay the reinstatement fee of $25 to $285. Depending on the nature of the suspension your reinstatement fee will vary but you will also be required to show proof of Idaho SR22 insurance (future financial responsibility).
Idaho is a member of the Driver License Compact which helps enforce laws in other states. Basically each state in the compact must report actions on out-of-state drivers to their licensing state. This means if you are caught driving drunk in Idaho but you are licensed in Colorado the state will share this information.
If you are operating a motor vehicle in Idaho while intoxicated you are subject to arrest and other fines. To ensure safe operation of a vehicle make sure your blood alcohol concentration is below the following level:
All Drivers – BAC LIMIT = 0.08%
Minor Drivers (under age 21) – BAC LIMIT = 0.02%
Commercial Drivers – BAC LIMIT = 0.04%
Here is a list of certified providers in Idaho: