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Subject: Traffic Points Transferring from State to State
Category: Miscellaneous
Asked by: stav2000-ga
List Price: $11.50
Posted: 10 Oct 2005 07:47 PDT
Expires: 09 Nov 2005 06:47 PST
Question ID: 578473
I currently have 11 traffic points on my NJ license. If I switch to a
Florida driver's license, are the points reflected in FL license? ie,
Will I have 11 points on my Florida's license once I get it?
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Subject: Re: Traffic Points Transferring from State to State
Answered By: bobbie7-ga on 10 Oct 2005 10:16 PDT
Rated:5 out of 5 stars
 
Hello Stav2000,


Yes, your points will be reflected in your Florida license. 

Florida is a member of the Driver License Compact (DLC) and the
Non-Resident Violators Compact of 1977 (NRVC). Being a member of these
compacts requires a member state to post a conviction arising from a
traffic offense within their state to the National Driver Register
(NDR). The NDR is a nationwide database accessible to all members.
Therefore, the Florida Department of Highway Safety, Division of
Drivers Licenses can easily check to see if you received any
convictions in another state.

THE DRIVER LICENSE COMPACT (DLC):

?Membership in the DLC requires Florida and other member states to
enforce the ?one driver license theory.?

This theory compels the Florida Department of Motor Vehicles to
require that citizens applying for a Florida license must surrender
any out-of state licenses.

The DLC also requires Florida to maintain a complete driving record to
determine not only your driving status in Florida, but any other
states as well.

Most worrisome, is the fact that other member states must report any
traffic convictions, license suspensions and revocations to Florida,
whereby Florida is required to then treat your out-of state traffic
offense as if committed within its own borders.

For example, if you get a ticket in one of the DLC member states, the
department of motor vehicles in that state will relay the information
to your home state, whereby the violation will add points to your
driving record just as if the ticket had been issued in Florida.?

Russo & Russo, P.A.
http://www.defensehelp.com/show_content.asp?content_ID=48&category_ID=1


Complete text of the Driver License Compact
http://www.state.hi.us/dot/highways/adminrules/286CGTXT.HTM


Interstate Compacts 

"New Jersey belongs to two Interstate Compacts. Member states exchange
information to ensure driver compliance with the law and that they
receive penalties for violations."

New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission
http://www.state.nj.us/mvc/cit_violations/d_vp_pnf.html


?The Drivers License Compact requires member states to report tickets
received by motorist to the state where they received a license to
drive so as to receive points and get an insurance hike. Also when a
state suspends the license of a driver who is from out-of-state, the
state where the motorist received a license to drive will also suspend
their license. New Jersey is a member of the Compact, and will report
any infractions to your "home state".

The only states that are NOT members are: Tennessee, Georgia,
Massachusetts,Wisconsin and Michigan.?

New Jersey DWI
http://www.nj-dmv-dwi.com/parts/compact.html



Driver License Compact Members 

?The Driver License Compact (DLC) and Nonresident Violator Compact
(NRVC) are agreements between the jurisdictions to promote highway
safety by sharing and transmitting driver and conviction information.?

The American Association of Motor Vehicle Administrators
http://www.aamva.org/drivers/mnu_drvCompacts.asp


See DLC/NRVC member status here:
http://www.aamva.org/Documents/drvCompactsMemberStatus.PDF


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Search terms used:
Drivers License New Jersey Florida points traffic Compact DLC  NRVC

I hope this helps!


Best Regards,
Bobbie7

Request for Answer Clarification by stav2000-ga on 10 Oct 2005 11:08 PDT
Based on the Driver License Compact, if I get a driver's license from
a state not within the compact, taht it will not be reflected in that
license?

Clarification of Answer by bobbie7-ga on 10 Oct 2005 12:19 PDT
Stav2000,

I was able to provide you with the original answer to your question as
both States are members of the Compact.

Please understand that your clarification request is about a different
situation. New Jersey is a Compact Member and you are now asking for
information about a non member State. I suggest that you post a new
question because I am not familiar with this situation.


Thank you,
Bobbie7
stav2000-ga rated this answer:5 out of 5 stars
Researcher did an excellent job.

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