A driving record is a unique storage of information about an individual’s driving history. It is also called a driver abstract, motor vehicle report and a driver’s license check. It can affect your ability to get hired and the price you pay for car insurance.
Obtaining Arkansas Driving Records
Getting a copy of your individual driving record can be done in a few different ways. You can order your record online, have it mailed to your home address, or pick it up at the Arkansas Revenue Office or the Little Rock Driving Records Office.
There are two different options for the length of record you can obtain. The first is an insurance record, which covers the previous three-year period leading up to the date you requested the record. The second is an employment or commercial driver record, which contains information that dates further back than three years.
Arkansas Driving Records Cost
You can obtain your Arkansas driving record through the online system at the Arkansas Department of Finance and Administration (DFA) website. For an insurance record of three years, it will cost you $10. For a more in-depth commercial driver or employment record, it will cost you $13.
If you decide to have the record mailed to you or you personally pick it up at one of the locations listed above, the prices will be cheaper than online. In these instances, an insurance record is $7 and an employment or commercial driver’s record is $10.
Who Can Obtain Arkansas Driving Records
According to the Arkansas SC 27-50-901, all Arkansas driving records are considered confidential. The only way an employer, insurance company, or anyone else can access your driving record is by explicit consent.
This explicit consent must be in the form of a release. The release form must be dated and signed by the driver. In addition, it must contain the driver’s name, their license number, and their date of birth.
Any release that doesn’t contain all of this information will not be valid. All forms which do have this information are valid for up to 5 years from the date of signing, unless a written withdrawal is received by the Arkansas Government.
What’s On My Arkansas Driving Record
A driving record contains personal information, information associated with license details, points, and past convictions.
All Arkansas driving records will contain personal information. This is to identify the individual the record is for. The personal information includes the driver’s full name, address, date of birth, gender, and personal appearance.
Driver License Details
Each record will contain the individual’s driving license number, the type, class, restrictions, endorsements, issue date, and expiration date. In addition, the status of a person’s license is found on the driving record. These statuses include valid, suspended, revoked, or canceled.
Driving Record Points
A driving record will specifically state the number of points the driver has accumulated at the current time the record was requested.
If the Arkansas driver was convicted of any offenses in the past, meaning the time frame the record covers, these will be printed on the form. These will include the date, citation number, conviction date, offense type, and violation code.
Having a health driving record is imperative to securing a low car insurance rate and obtaining employment that requires driving. If you’re unsure what your driving record has to say, be sure to hop online and order your record today.