Idaho DMV Practice Test 2024

The Idaho DMV permit test consists of 40 questions, and you must answer at least 34 questions correctly to get a passing score (85%). The questions in our sample tests are nearly identical to those on the official ID exam.

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What will happen if you refuse a breath test when an officer suspects you of driving while intoxicated?


The implied consent law in Idaho says that by getting behind the wheel, you have already given consent (i.e. answered "yes") to allow a blood, breath, or urine test if requested by a law enforcement officer. Refusing a police breath/chemical test is a serious offense and will result in license suspension.

What is the BAC-limit for drivers that are 21 years old or older?


Operating a vehicle with a BAC of 0.08 or more is illegal in Idaho and counts as DUI. You can also be convicted if you are impaired by alcohol or drugs, even when your BAC is below the legal limit. The penalty for a first-time conviction is a fine of up to $1,000, up to 6 months in jail, and a license suspension for up to 150 days depending on your BAC.

What is the BAC-limit for drivers under 21 years old?

Drivers under 21 face stricter rules than older drivers in Idaho. They may be convicted of a DUI with a blood alcohol concentration of .02 or higher.

When driving at night, you must dim your lights to low-beam when you're within _____ of an oncoming vehicle.


High beam headlights will temporarily blind other drivers if used the wrong way. In Idaho, you are required to dim your light to low beam if (1) within 500 feet of an oncoming vehicle or (2) within 200 feet of a vehicle traveling in your direction.

You're driving at night and approaching another vehicle traveling in your direction. When must you dim your lights?

High beam headlights will temporarily blind other drivers if used the wrong way. In Idaho, you are required to dim your light to low beam if (1) within 500 feet of an oncoming vehicle or (2) within 200 feet of a vehicle traveling in your direction.

You are required to use your headlights in certain conditions. Which of the following is an example of such a condition?

In Idaho, you must use your headlights between (1) sunset and sunrise or (2) when visibility is less than 500 feet. Also, you're required to dim your lights to low beam when (1) within 500 feet of an oncoming vehicle and (2) within 200 feet of a vehicle traveling in your direction.

Is the use of Hazard Lights permitted while driving?


Hazard light use is not permitted while driving in Idaho except to indicate to others the presence of a traffic hazard on the road that requires care in passing, approaching, or overtaking.

You see that there is a stopped emergency vehicle on the road shoulder ahead,. What should you do?

The Idaho move-over-law is designed to protect emergency personnel and workers. If approaching a stationary emergency vehicle with flashing lights, including municipal vehicles, tow trucks, wreckers, and other recovery vehicles, you must slow down and vacate the lane closest to the stopped vehicle. If changing lanes is unsafe or not possible, you must slow down to a safe and prudent speed for the conditions.

What is considered a sufficient following distance on a dry road?

You should always maintain a following distance of at least 3 seconds to the vehicle in front of you according to the "three-second rule" that is used in Idaho. In bad conditions and at higher speeds, you should consider increasing the following distance to 4-5 seconds so you have time to safely stop if necessary. On slippery roads, it may be necessary to increase the following distance even more.

What is the standard speed limit in residential, business or urban districts?

In Idaho, the standard speed limit in residential business or urban districts is 35 mph unless signs indicate otherwise.

When may you turn right on a red light?

If the turn can be made safely, you may turn right on a red light in Idaho after coming to a complete stop and yielding to any pedestrians/vehicles lawfully proceeding through the intersection. Look for signs that prohibit the turn.

In which order should the cars proceed?


Car A must yield the right-of-way as it is turning across the path of B and C. As neither B or C is signaling to turn, we can assume that they will both travel straight ahead.

Which statement is true?


It’s not unusual for drivers to forget to signal (even though it is absolutely necessary!) or signal too late when changing lanes. 

Try to determine in advance which vehicles may need to change lanes. For example, if another vehicle has just passed you using the left lane on the highway, you can expect that the vehicle will merge into your lane.

How can you reduce the risk of your vehicle being broken into at night?


Avoid leaving your car unattended in poorly-lit areas, as the risk of having your car being broken into is much higher.

Signs with black lettering on a white background are:


Regulatory signs have black lettering on a white background.

Use hand-signals:


You must, in all situations, warn other drivers of your intentions. Use hand signals if your vehicle’s signals stop working or if it’s difficult to see your turn signal

Microsleep is:


Driving while tired can cause microsleeps. A 1-second microsleep at 60 mph means that you will travel almost 30 yards without controlling your vehicle! Make sure to stop and rest if you feel tired.

You should leave your manual transmission car in which gear when parking facing downhill


When parked facing downhill, turn your wheels toward the curb, pull the parking brake, and shift the car into ‘reverse’. By doing so, you will minimize the risk of your vehicle rolling if the parking brake fails. This is because your transmission is set in the opposite direction, and will act as a brake.

What will happen if you refuse a breath test when an officer suspects you of driving while intoxicated?

You can reduce your fuel usage by:


Unless your vehicle is serviced regularly, the engine will gradually become less efficient and use more fuel.

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