You can get ticked for WHAT in Boise?!

We hate to break it to you, but if your ride is in desperate need of a wash, Boise Police can write you up if your license plates is too dirty to read. It sounds made-up, but it's absolutely true. And most of know how short-lived a car wash is during Boise winters. 

Idaho lawmakers: germophobes? 

Germophobes? We wouldn't go that far. Saying they have Danny Tanner-level sanitation standards, on the other hand, seems more reasonable. According to Idaho law:

...every license plate shall [...] be maintained free from foreign materials and in a condition to be clearly legible, and all registration stickers shall be securely attached to the license plates and shall be displayed as provided in section 49-443(4).

Is Idaho's dirty license plate fine excessive?

To be fair, the part about license plates needing to be "free from foreign materials" isn't talking about a thin layer of dirt or a few specks of grime.

It's referring to a license plate that's so grody, Boise-area law enforcement can't even make out the characters on it. If your car is gone-muddin'-level dirty, you probably earned the $195.00 fine. 

Boise law enforcement officers are sticklers when it comes to enforcing road rules. With as fast as the Treasure Valley is growing, we don't blame them. We chalk it up to the pride they take in maintaining order and keeping us safe. How could we possibly fault them for that?

⬇️ Keep scrolling for a look at Idaho's strangest traffic laws.

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If you're new to Idaho, welcome!

Before you buckle up and hit the road, make sure you're aware of the Gem State's strangest road rules! From school bus concerns to how to handle horses in traffic, scroll for a list of helpful things to know behind the wheel in Idaho.

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The Speeding Loophole All Idaho Drivers Should Know & Use

Did you know that according to Idaho speed limit laws, locals can only go up to 15 miles per hour above the speed limit to pass a slow vehicle on a highway? Handy right? But, this doesn't give Idahoans a free pass to speed whenever they want.

⬇️Scroll for a quick recap on Idaho's unique speeding loophole...

Gallery Credit: Ryan Antoinette Valenzuela

The Speeding Loophole All Idaho Drivers Should Know & Use

Did you know that according to Idaho speed limit laws, locals can only go up to 15 miles per hour above the speed limit to pass a slow vehicle on a highway? Handy right? But, this doesn't give Idahoans a free pass to speed whenever they want.

⬇️Scroll for a quick recap on Idaho's unique speeding loophole...

Gallery Credit: Ryan Antoinette Valenzuela

4 Ways Idaho's Runaway-Truck Ramps Can Your Life This Winter

Cruising Idaho's frosty roads is no easy feat for non-commercial drivers. Winter driving here is a wild card. But did you know that runaway-truck ramps aren't just random exits? They're a lifeline when highway slopes are slick and snow-packed.

Whether you use them regularly or you're planning a road-trip, take a look at how the Gem State's runaway-truck ramps could save your life this winter.

Gallery Credit: Ryan Antoinette Valenzuela

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