It’s the beginning of a new year, and this means new laws take effect! This year, there is one law in particular that everyone needs to be aware of. As of 1/1/2020, Idaho drivers can face registration suspension if their vehicle is not insured. This law is even more strict than the existing uninsured driving law, which required drivers to obtain an SR-22 for a year after being caught driving without insurance.

It’s the law!

This law requires an Idaho registered vehicle to have insurance. This law applies to non-commercial vehicles and excludes off-highway vehicles and trailers. The Idaho Transportation Department’s Division of Motor Vehicles is sending a notification letter to all affected owners to alert them of this new law.

Vehicles that are without insurance coverage for two consecutive months will receive a warning, and drivers will have 30 days to provide proof of insurance or obtain an exemption before further actions are taken. Failure to provide proof of insurance can result in registration suspension. Once your registration has been suspended, you will be required to show proof of insurance and pay a $75 fee to have your suspension lifted.


Some vehicles are exempt and will require you to obtain an exemption. For a list of exempt vehicles, please visit

We will be happy to give you a free quote on your auto insurance. Give us a call or visit our website to start your auto insurance quote! (253) 273-7064 / (916) 918-5045

At Eric Johnson Insurance, we specialize in high-risk drivers and are committed to getting you on the road with an insurance policy that meets every criterion you need! Whether you are looking for an affordable policy or need to file an SR22, you won’t find anyone better than us. Contact us to find out how we can help you!