The Transplant Impact on Idaho Traffic

Ever since the transplant boom hit, getting around on Idaho roads has become a balance between safety and efficiency. With the rise in car accidents we've seen over the last three years, sticking to traffic rules is more important that ever.

That's why we were surprised to find a unique loophole in Idaho's speed laws. Understanding the ins and outs of this exception is key for drivers who want to navigate Idaho's roads responsibly, legally, and a little faster from time to time.


If keeping safety in mind and your driving record unscathed is a priority of yours, we suggest getting the lowdown on this unique exception in the gallery below.

⬇️ Keep reading for a brief summary on how to legally speed in the Gem State...


The Nifty Speeding Loophole More Idaho Drivers Should Use

Did you know Idaho residents can do 15 mph over the speed limit to pass a slow car on the highway? It's true! But this handy loophole doesn't give us a free pass to speed whenever we want.

Scroll on for the do's and don'ts of Idaho's passing loophole...

Gallery Credit: Ryan Antoinette Valenzuela


Always Pass the Slow-Pokes the Safe Way

It's clear the only time it's legal to speed in Idaho is when you're passing slow-poke on the highway. That said, exercising caution and confirming safety is extremely important before accelerating. In fact, we can't emphasize the prioritizing the well-being of yourself and local drivers enough.

Familiarizing yourself with Idaho's traffic regulations not only shields you from fines and legal repercussions but, more significantly, diminishes the likelihood of accidents.

As you navigate Gem State roads, prioritize safety, stay informed, and stick to the rules of the road to ensure the safest, most lawful journey possible.

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How to Legally (& Safely) Pass on the Right in Idaho

Read on for a clear understanding of when it's legal to pass on the right in Idaho.

Gallery Credit: Ryan Antoinette Valenzuela

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

🚨 Can You Get Arrested for Driving Shoeless in Idaho?

🚘BOISE, Idaho. Logic and about 20 years of experience behind the wheel tells us driving sans footwear is a pretty risky, even reckless idea. But does that mean it's illegal?

Scroll on for a quick peek at Idaho's stance on the issue!

Gallery Credit: Ryan Valenzuela

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