IDAHO STATE LAW & IMPORTANT INFORMATION
Idaho State Law mandates that in order to apply for a driver's license, a student under the age of 17 must pass a driver education course with a grade of an 80% or better. A minimum course consists of at least 30 hours of classroom instruction, 6 hours of behind-the-wheel instruction, and a recommended 6 hours of in-car observation.
The course is designed to teach correct positive attitudes toward driving and driving skills. The student will be required to pass three (3) phases of the course - driving, classroom work, and attitude. A failure in any one phase will fail a student in the course.
The driver education permit does NOT allow a student to drive an automobile except when accompanied by a certificated driver education instructor in an approved driver education vehicle. NO driving may be done outside the school program. Such driving will be cause for dismissal from the class for failure of attitude.
After successfully completing the driver education course, the student must complete the graduated driving requirements as outlined by the State Of Idaho. This would be 6 months after completing the course and 50 hours of driving (40 day/10 night). Then the student is ready to take the Idaho State Driver's license examination and to the issued a driver's license (day license: 15 year old; regular class D license: 16 years and older).
HOWEVER, neither parents NOR the student should assume that the student is a polished driver. Much more parental supervision is needed before a student is allowed to drive solo. It is each parent's responsibility to determine whether and when a son or daughter can safely drive alone.
**Until age 18 (or completion of high school), students MUST be enrolled in a school in order to possess a valid drivers license**