MOTOR VEHICLE DRIVER’S LICENSES
49-305. Instruction permits — commercial learner’s permit — Temporary licenses — Motorcycle endorsement instruction permit. (1) Upon passage of the required knowledge tests appropriate for the vehicle being operated, the department may issue a commercial learner’s permit for the type of vehicle(s) the person will be operating, or a class D instruction permit for a class D motor vehicle, entitling the applicant, while having the permit in his immediate possession, to drive a motor vehicle upon the highways for a period of up to one hundred eighty (180) days or as provided in paragraph (b) of this subsection (1) for certain class D instruction permits. That person must be accompanied by an adult driver eighteen (18) years of age or older who holds a valid driver’s license appropriate for the vehicle being operated and who is actually occupying a seat beside the driver. Unless otherwise provided, a commercial learner’s permit or class D instruction permit will be valid for one hundred eighty (180) days and may be renewed one (1) time without requiring the permit holder to retake and pass the required knowledge tests for that class of permit, provided the knowledge tests are less than one (1) year old.
(a) Any person under the age of seventeen (17) years who has successfully completed an approved driver’s training course and has satisfied the requirements of a class D supervised instruction permit, or any person who has reached the age of seventeen (17) years may apply for a class D instruction permit. Any person applying for any class D instruction permit or driving privileges who is under the age of eighteen (18) years shall be in compliance with school attendance requirements of section 49-303A, Idaho Code.
(b) If a person reaches the age of seventeen (17) years while operating a class D vehicle with a class D supervised instruction permit, and such class D supervised instruction permit becomes a class D instruction permit as provided in section 49-307, Idaho Code, then such class D instruction permit shall expire five (5) days after the permittee’s eighteenth birthday.
(c) Any person who has reached the age of eighteen (18) years, holds a valid Idaho class D driver’s license and has at least one (1) year of driving experience, may apply for a commercial learner’s permit.
(d) The department shall not issue a hazardous material endorsement on any commercial learner’s permit.
(2) The department may, at its discretion, issue a temporary class D driver’s license to an applicant for a class D driver’s license permitting him to operate a motor vehicle while the department is completing its investigation and determination of all facts relative to the applicant’s right to receive a driver’s license. The temporary license may be canceled at the department’s discretion at any time after issuance. The temporary license must be in the applicant’s immediate possession while operating a motor vehicle, and it shall be invalid when the applicant’s driver’s license has been issued or for good cause has been refused.
(3) A certified copy of an applicant’s birth certificate shall be required before a class D driver’s license or class D instruction permit will be issued.
(4) The department may issue a motorcycle endorsement instruction permit to an applicant who has a valid driver’s license and who has successfully completed the motorcycle rider’s knowledge test and paid the appropriate fees. The permit entitles the applicant, while having the permit in his immediate possession, to operate a motorcycle upon the highways for a period not to exceed one hundred eighty (180) days. The motorcycle endorsement instruction permit may be renewed one (1) time without the requirement to retake and pass the motorcycle rider’s knowledge test if the test is less than one (1) year old. If the permittee passes the skills test for a motorcycle endorsement within one hundred eighty (180) days of issuance of the motorcycle endorsement instruction permit, he shall not be required to pay the motorcycle endorsement fee. A person holding a motorcycle instruction permit shall not carry any passenger while operating a motorcycle, shall not operate a motorcycle except during the hours of daylight only and shall not operate a motorcycle upon any interstate highway system.
A violation of the conditions of a motorcycle endorsement instruction permit is an infraction. The department shall cancel the permit whether or not such violation results in conviction of the infraction.
[49-305, added 1988, ch. 265, sec. 39, p. 591; am. 1989, ch. 88, sec. 18, p. 173; am. 1989, ch. 426, sec. 2, p. 1055; am. 1990, ch. 45, sec. 17, p. 93; am. 1991, ch. 89, sec. 4, p. 201; am. 1991, ch. 286, sec. 1, p. 737; am. 1992, ch. 115, sec. 9, p. 360; am. 1992, ch. 117, sec. 1, p. 390; am. 1994, ch. 234, sec. 6, p. 735; am. 1994, ch. 347, sec. 2, p. 1099; am. 1996, ch. 348, sec. 4, p. 1164; am. 1996, ch. 371, sec. 7, p. 1255; am. 1998, ch. 110, sec. 16, p. 397; am. 1999, ch. 81, sec. 8, p. 248; am. 2000, ch. 214, sec. 6, p. 590; am. 2000, ch. 327, sec. 3, p. 1103; am. 2004, ch. 297, sec. 1, p. 827; am. 2008, ch. 194, sec. 4, p. 612; am. 2010, ch. 16, sec. 2, p. 22; am. 2015, ch. 54, sec. 4, p. 131.]