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The following moving violations chart shows the section of Idaho Code that applies to each violation, and lists the assessment of points for each type of moving violation.

Code Violation 

Points

49-603 Starting parked Vehicle

2

49-604 Limitation on Backing

1

49-615 Drivers to Exercise Due Care

3

49-616 Driving Through Safety Zone Prohibited

2

49-625 Operation of Vehicles on Approach of Authorized Emergency Police Vehicles

3

49-630 Drive on Right Side of Roadway – Exceptions

3

49-631 Passing Vehicles Proceeding in Opposite Directions

2

49-632 Overtaking a Vehicle on Left

3

49-633 When Passing on Right is Permitted

2

49-634 Limitations on Overtaking on the Left

3

49-635 Further Limitations on Driving on Left of Center of Highway

3

49-636 One-Way Highways

1

49-637 Driving on Highways Laned for Traffic

1

49-638 Following Too Closely

3

49-640 Vehicle Approaching or Entering Unmarked / Uncontrolled Intersection

3

49-641 Vehicle Turning Left

3

49-642 Vehicle Entering Highway

3

49-644 Required Position and Method of Turning

3

49-645 Limitations on Turning Around

3

49-648 Obedience to Signal Indicating Approach of Train

4

49-649 Compliance with Stopping Requirements at all Railroad Grades

4

49-651 Emerging from Alley, Driveway, or Building

3

49-654 Basic Rule and Maximum Speed Limits*

3-4

49-655 Minimum Speed Regulation

3

49-656 Special Speed Limitations*

3-4

49-657 Construction Danger Zone Speed Limits

3

49-702 Pedestrian’s Right-of-Way in Crosswalk

3

49-801 Obedience to and Required Traffic Control Devices

3

49-802 Traffic Control Signal Legend

3

49-804 Flashing Signals

3

49-807(2) Stop Signs

3

49-807(3) Failure to Yield-Signed Intersection

3

49-808 Turning Movement and Required Signals

3

49-1302 Duty to Give Information in Accident involving Damage to a Vehicle

4

49-1303 Duty Upon Striking Unattended Vehicle

4

49-1304 Duty upon Striking Fixtures Upon, or Adjacent to, a Highway

4

49-1401(3) Inattentive Driving

3

49-1419 Obedience to Traffic Direction

2

49-1421(1) Driving on Divided Highways

1

49-1421(2) Restricted Access

1

49-1422 Overtaking and Passing School Bus

4

49-1424 Racing on Public Highways

4

49-1424 Exhibition of Speed

4

49-1424 Excessive Acceleration

4

 

Penalty

The number of points alone may not seem so bad until you look at the penalty that goes along with them. If you accumulate 12 to 17 point in one year, you face a 30-day suspension of your driver’s license. Eighteen to 23 points in two years will get you 90 days of a suspended license. Twenty-four or more points in three year’s time will earn you a six-month suspension. You’ll also have to pay for your mistake.

Keeping Track of Your Points

The DMV will keep you posted on the number of points you have accumulated by mailing you a warning letter when you have eight to 11 points in a year’s time, 14 to 17 points within two years, and 20 to 23 points within three years. Most likely, if you have racked up this many points, you run a good chance of getting your license suspended.

But there’s hope yet. Every three years, the state allows you to dissolve three of those points if you complete an approved defensive driving course.

These days, there are a variety of courses designed to fit your busy schedule, and often they are taught in a fun manner. Keep in mind that this is no longer an option for you if you are already in point trouble and your license has been suspended.

Causes for Suspension

A number of violations are so major that they enable a judge and the Idaho Transportation Department to bypass the point system and suspend, disqualify, deny, cancel, refuse, or revoke your license. These include:

  • Operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
  • Committing a felony using a motor vehicle.
  • Fleeing the scene an accident in which you caused property damage.
  • Making false oral or written statements (while under oath) to the Transportation Department.
  • Driving recklessly.
  • Being convicted outside of state lines for an offense that would otherwise cause this state to suspend your license had it occurred on Idaho soil.
  • Driving while your license is suspended.
  • Failing to pay for damages when the law finds you responsible in an accident.
  • Administrative suspension of your license: When you are tested for a DUI, you can have your license suspended if you fail a breath, blood, or urine test.
  • Refusing to take a DUI test that may provide evidence that you are intoxicated.
  • Not paying a fine when you have been convicted of an infraction. Less than a misdemeanor, an infraction can be as minor as a parking ticket.
  • Trying to escape or elude a peace officer.
  • Fleeing the scene of an accident that involves injury or death.
  • Using a driver’s license or ID card illegally.
  • Lack of insurance for your motor vehicle.
  • Underage violation involving alcohol, such as possession, use, or procurement.
  • Violation of restriction.
  • Possessing marijuana or drug paraphernalia while under age.
  • If you are a minor who has repeatedly missed school or do not comply with school requirements, your school district can have the Idaho Transportation Department take action, allowing it to suspend your license and privileges.

Checking the Status of Your License

Whenever you need or want to check the status of your driver’s license, you can order a driving record report.

Earning Back Your License

Once you have paid your dues, meaning your time is up regarding suspension or revocation, you must reapply for your license with the Idaho Transportation Department in Boise. Reinstatement fees can cost anywhere from $15 to $180, depending on the details of the suspension.

Some serious offenses such as reckless driving and driving under the influence (DUI) require that you show proof that you can cover any financial obligations that you incur during an accident for three years.

If your license was suspended because you failed to carry insurance, you will find that the consequences are far more painful than actually obtaining liability insurance in the first place.

For starters, the state’s no-insurance laws require you to provide proof of financial responsibility for one year if you are a first-time offender. The second time you violate these laws within a five-year period, the state will require you to provide proof of financial responsibility for three years.

For more information regarding matters like these, contact the Boise office of the Idaho Transportation Department at (208) 334-8736.

Source: http://www.itd.idaho.gov/dmv/DriverServices/ds_viol.html

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