How to Obtain a Copy of Your Driving Record

How to Obtain a Copy of Your Driving Record

A driver’s record is based on a points system. When you receive a moving violation or traffic infriction, points are added to your record. Every driver starts out with 0 points on their license. The more points you have, the worse your driving record is. 

There are various ways for you to check your driving record and we are going to cover those ways in this article. 

What Your Driving Record Will Include

1. Personal Information:

2. License Status:

 Current status of the driver’s license (e.g., valid, suspended, revoked)

3. Traffic Violations:

4. Accidents:

5. DUI/DWI Convictions:

Records of convictions for driving under the influence (DUI) or driving while intoxicated (DWI)

6. Points on License:

Accumulated points or demerits associated with traffic violations

7. License Class and Restrictions:

8. Suspensions or Revocations:   

History of any license suspensions or revocations and the reasons for them

9. Date of First Licensure:

The date when the individual first obtained a driver’s license

10. License Expiry Date:

The expiration date of the current driver’s license

11. Special Notations:

Any notations that pertain to your driving record

What Your Driving Record Doesn’t Include

How You Can Get A Copy Of Your Driving Record

Contact your local Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV)

You can find the contact information for your DMV online or by calling a general government information line. You can also call your local DMV or visit them in person.

Complete a request form. The DMV will provide you with a request form that you will need to fill out. The form will typically ask for your personal information, driver’s license number, and the type of record you need.

Submit your request and payment. You can submit your request in person, by mail, or online. You will also need to pay the required fee. It’s roughly $10 for a copy of your driving record. 

Your Insurance Company

All insurance agents have access to your driving report. You can ask your insurance agent to access your driving report and oftentimes they will provide you with a copy or a rundown of the information. 

Online

There are a ton of online solutions for obtaining your driving record. While these services are typically super fast, they are super expensive. They are by far the most expensive option when it comes to obtaining a copy of your driving record.