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Q: Transfer of driving records between states ( Answered,   0 Comments )
Subject: Transfer of driving records between states
Category: Relationships and Society > Law
Asked by: halcyonic-ga
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Posted: 15 May 2006 18:15 PDT
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Question ID: 729181
If I move from one state to another (in this case, California to
Washington state), does my driving record automatically get
transferred as well?  If so, how?  Alternatively, how does a car
insurance company in Washington become aware of my California driving

Subject: Re: Transfer of driving records between states
Answered By: hummer-ga on 15 May 2006 18:50 PDT
Hi Nick,

California keeps traffic violations on record for 3 years (minor
offenses) or 7 years (major offenses) and the National Driver Register
(NDR) will have a record of anything of note and the Washington DMV
will check before issuing you a driver's license. You can request a
copy of your driving record (NDR) by completing and notorizing the
"Individual Request Form" and taking it to your local DMV (either in
CA or WA). The NDR will mail your driving record to you.

"National Driver Register
400 7th Street, SW., Room 6124A (NPO-124)
Washington, DC 20590-0001
(202) 366-4800
"The National Driver Register (NDR) is a central repository of
information on individuals whose privilege to drive has been revoked,
suspended, canceled or denied or who have been convicted of serious
traffic-related offenses. The records maintained at the NDR consist of
identification information including name, date of birth, gender,
driver license number, and reporting State. All of the substantive
information, the reason for the suspension or conviction and
associated dates, resides in the reporting State.
State driver licensing officials query the NDR to determine if an
individual's license or privilege has been withdrawn by any other
State. Other authorized users have access to NDR for transportation
safety purposes. All 50 States and the District of Columbia
participate in the NDR. The system is also referred to as the Problem
Driver Pointer System (PDPS)."

NDR Individual Request Form

Alternately, you can request a copy of your driving record from the
California DMV (and so can insurance companies).

How to get a copy of my DMV record, my spouse's record or my child's record
"Your DMV record is available to you during normal working hours. You
may obtain a copy of your California driving license/identification
card and/or vehicle/vessel registration information by:
 * Visiting your local DMV office (make an appointment for faster service)
 * Completing a Request for Driver Record Information form INF 1125
 * Showing identification
 * Paying the fee
If going into a local field office is not convenient for you or you
are out of state, you may request your record by mail. Complete the
INF 1125 form available on this web site or prepare a written request,
including your name, date of birth, social security number, California
driver license number, and your signature, along with a check or money
order for $5, and mail to:
 Department of Motor Vehicles
 Office of Information Services
 Public Operations Unit G199
 P. O. BOX 944247
 Sacramento, California 94244-2470

Request for Own Driver License or Vehicle Registration Record (INF 1125)

"Your California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) driver's license file contains:
 Your name
 Birth date
 Home and mailing addresses
 License number
 Physical description
 Social Security number
 Failures to appear in court
 Failures to pay traffic fines
 License status (valid, revoked, suspended, expired)
 Major traffic convictions for the past seven years
 Minor traffic convictions for the past three years
The DMV also keeps files of vehicle registrations which include:
 Name of the person who owns the vehicle
 Residential and mailing addresses of the registered owner
 Vehicle year, make and body style
 Year the vehicle was bought by the current owner and previous owners'
names and addresses going back three years
 License plate number; vehicle identification number
 Name of the lien-holder if the loan for the vehicle has not yet been paid in full
DMV files are routinely consulted by employers, insurance companies,
attorneys and private investigators. They used to be sold to
marketers, but access has been restricted since 1990."

DMV and Your Information

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Thank you,

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