What speed is considered reckless driving in Idaho?

I’m heading out on a trip in a few weeks to explore Idaho, but I have a bit of a lead foot. Is there a speed that’s considered reckless driving in Idaho?

Eric Schad · Updated on
Reviewed by Shannon Martin, Licensed Insurance Agent.
Shoshone Falls
to Craters of the Moon,
is a beautiful destination, so long as you stay in favor with the law. That said, Idaho law doesn’t have a set speed limit that’s considered reckless driving. Instead, the issuance of a reckless driving charge is up to the discretion of law enforcement officers.
The following actions can earn you a reckless driving charge in Idaho if an officer sees fit:
  • Speeding
  • Swerving in and out of lanes
  • Street racing
  • Ignoring stop signs or traffic signals
  • Failure to signal when turning
If you’re convicted of a reckless driving charge in Idaho, you’ll face the following penalties:
  • A fine of up to $1,000
  • Up to six months in jail
  • A misdemeanor charge that goes on your permanent record
The only way to avoid a reckless driving charge is to drive diligently, safely, and defensively.
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