Driver licensing agency
contact information
Idaho Transportation Department
Division of Motor Vehicles, Driver Services
PO Box 7129
Boise, ID 83707
208 334-8716
Licensing Requirements
Visual acuity

Visual fields
Color vision requirement
Restricted licenses
Each eye with/without correction
Both eyes with/without correction
If one eye blind—other with/without correction
Absolute visual acuity minimum

Are bioptic telescopes allowed?

Minimum field requirement
20/40 in better eye for unrestricted license; 20/50-20/60 requires annual testing; 20/70 denied license
Yes, if acuity is 20/40 through lens, 20/60 through carrier
Licensing Renewal Procedures

Age-based renewal procedures
Length of license validation
Renewal options and conditions
Vision testing required at time of renewal?
Written test required?
Road test required?

After age 69, no renewal by mail.
4 years
Mail-in every other cycle
Only if requested by examiner, law enforcement agency, family member or DMV. An annual road test may be required to coincide with vision or medical re-testing
Reporting Procedures
Physician/medical reporting
Legal protection

DMV follow-up
Other reporting
Yes (not specified)
A physician may not be sued for submitting required medical information to the department.
Reports received by the Driver’s License Advisory Board for the purpose of assisting the department in determining whether a person is qualified to be licensed may not be used as evidence in any civil or criminal trial.
License suspended upon referral.
Will accept information from family members, other DMVs, and law enforcement officers.
Not anonymous or confidential.
Medical Advisory Board
Role of the MAB

MAB contact information
The medical information submitted is initially reviewed by employees within the Driver Support Division who work specifically with medical cases. If there is a question whether to issue a license, the information is reviewed by the Driver’s License Advisory Board, which is composed of a small group of representatives and the sheriff.
Vicky Fisher
DLR/Medical Unit Supervisor
208 334-8736

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