Requirements--Uninsured Motorist Suspensions
Your driver's license and/or driving
privileges are being suspended for up to three (3) years following a conviction
for failure to have or show proof of insurance, in accordance with Idaho
Code sections 49-1229, 49-1232, or 49-1428.
You may be reinstated at any time
by providing proof of financial responsibility and paying
a reinstatement fee.
Proof of Financial Responsibility
Section 49-1208 of the Idaho Code
requires that before a driving privilege which has been suspended or revoked
can be restored to you, you must furnish to the Idaho Transportation
Department proof that you carry insurance or some other form
of financial responsibility for a period of three (3) years from the beginning
date of your suspension.
You may comply with the financial
responsibility laws in any of the following ways:
most common method of compliance is to furnish an SR-22 Insurance
Certificate. An SR-22 is a form that usually comes from your insurance
company and is NOT the same form you are currently required to carry
in your vehicle. If you do not own (or have) a specific vehicle to
insure, you must comply by filing a non-owner SR-22. (If you wish
this form of compliance, you should contact your insurance agent as
soon as possible to make arrangements for the filing.)
a Surety or Property Bond endorsed by two (2) real property owners.
cash or securities in the amount of fifty thousand dollars ($50,000.00).
Section 49-328 of the Idaho Code requires
that before a suspended or revoked license may be reinstated, you must
pay a reinstatement fee. The Idaho Transportation Department charges a
separate reinstatement fee on each suspension. If you have multiple suspensions
or are not sure of the total amount you owe, please contact Driver Services.
Note: Failure to
maintain continuous coverage could result in re-suspension if Driver Services
receives notification from your insurance company that your policy has
been cancelled. Coverage must be maintained for three (3) years.
Questions concerning reinstatement
requirements, fees, and information on how to obtain a reinstatement application
should be directed to the Driver Services Section, Idaho Transportation
Department, 3311 West State Street, Boise, Idaho 83703; (208) 334-8736.