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Idaho SR22 Insurance

In certain cases, the Idaho Transportation Department Driver Services may require you to prove you carry the minimum liability insurance coverage upon a serious traffic violation. This is known as filing an SR22 form and is done through your insurance company, which is then shared with the Idaho government.

Who Needs an SR22 in Idaho?

If you’re convicted of a major traffic violation resulting in a license suspension or revocation you need to file an SR22 with your auto insurance company. Some of these violations may include:

  • Driving under the influence (DUI/DWI)
  • Reckless driving
  • Driving on a suspended or revoked license
  • Other server traffic offenses

How Long Do You Need to Maintain an SR22 in Idaho?

Idaho requires you to maintain an SR22 filing with your auto insurance for three years.

Mandatory Minimum Liability Coverage in Idaho

As previously mentioned, an SR22 serves as proof to the state of Idaho that you possess the minimum liability insurance coverage required for driving. The mandatory coverage is as outlined:

  • $25,000 for bodily injury per person
  • $50,000 for bodily injury per accident
  • $15,000 for property damage

Idaho DUI Convictions

Along with the SR22 filing requirements in the state of Idaho, your conviction can have a variety of other consequences. The chart below outlines what you may be facing based on your personal record.

1st Offense
2nd Offense
3rd Offense
Jail Time
Up to 6 months
Mandatory 10 days, up to 1 year
Mandatory 30 days, up to 5 years
Up to $1,000
Up to $2,000
Up to $5,000
License Suspension
90-180 days
1 year mandatory
Up to 5 years

The state of Idaho also has enhanced penalties if your blood alcohol content (BAC) levels of 0.20% or greater. These penalties include mandatory 10 days in jail after the first offense and a fine of up to $2,000

Breath Alcohol Ignition Interlock Device (BAIID) Requirements For Idaho

After a DUI conviction, the state of Idaho can require you to install an ignition interlock device (IID) in your vehicle. An IID is a device that prevents your car from starting if it detects alcohol on your breath.

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