Why Are We Like This?

When it comes to road rules, no other state does weird quite like Idaho. Honestly, the same can be said about Idaho drivers. More often than most are willing to admit, native and transplant Idahoans alike seem to struggle with the most basic driving maneuvers and practices, including:

  • Traffic Circles. Getting in and out of a traffic circle in Idaho can cost you your bumper or more. For reasons we can't articulate, the concept of signaling in and signaling out of a traffic circle is a lost cause for many of us.
  • Fog Lights. We've long harbored the theory that Idaho fog possesses the power to transform the most competent drivers into total dingbats. But don't worry, they're not hard to spot on foggy days, as they're the ones using their brights to effectively blind every motorist around them.
  • Four-Way Stop Intersection. Four-ways stops are the Achilles' Heel of Idaho drivers old and new, but the law on the right-of-way is crystal clear.

When a vehicle or pedestrian must yield the right-of-way, letting another vehicle or pedestrian pass through an intersection first. Always remember that right-of-way is something to be given, not taken.

-Chapter 2, Idaho Traffic Laws



Road Rules No One Talks About

Even if you passed your Idaho Driver's License Test with flying colors, we highly suggest familiarizing yourself with the road rules not featured on the exam! Read on for a list of Idaho's strangest road rules no one ever talks about, but everyone should know about!

Horses Need Turn Signals: 7 of Idaho's Strangest Traffic Laws

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.

Gallery Credit: Ryan Valenzuela

16 of Montana's Wild & Crazy Laws

✔️ FYI: 'Big Sky Country' is big on crazy!
Surprised? So were we. After all, who expects a state with famously conservative politics and traditional values to have such colorful, crazy-@$$ laws?

PS, it bears repeating that Idaho loves Montana! The Gem State's neighbors to the southwest mirror our own penchant for bizarre laws and quirky customs!

Gallery Credit: Ryan Valenzuela

OMG! Oregon Laws Are Awkward & Weird 😆

🦫 Hey, Beaver State fans! Scroll on for a gallery of LOL and oh-so-strange Oregon laws! 

Gallery Credit: Ryan Valenzuela

Idaho Has Crazy Neighbors: Weird Laws in California & Utah [gallery]

Scroll on for a gallery of laws in California & Utah that range from the entertaining to the ERMERGERD.

Gallery Credit: Ryan Valenzuela

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