Driver Record Abstract Request
A Driver Record Abstract is a written history of violations, convictions, collisions and departmental actions incurred by a driver over a period of time. These records can be requested by the driver, attorneys, law agencies, government agencies, insurance agencies, schools, prospective employers, or volunteer organizations for a variety of reasons. Several types of records exist and may be requested:
DMV Driver Record Abstract
The complete record includes: convictions, violations, collisions, suspensions, revocations, disqualifications, deferred prosecutions and failures to appear.
Noncommercial Driver Record Abstract
This record is used to create or renew noncommercial motor vehicle insurance policies. It includes the previous three years’ noncommercial driving statistics including: convictions, violations, collisions, and failures to appear.
Commercial Insurance Driver Abstract
Insurance companies use this record to create or renew commercial motor vehicle insurance policies. It includes the same items as the noncommercial insurance abstract.
Life Insurance Driver Abstract
Insurance companies utilize this record to create or renew life insurance policies. It includes both commercial and non-commercial statistics concerning convictions, violations, collisions, and failures to appear.
Employment Driver Abstract
Prospective employers use this report to determine whether a driver should be employed. The statistics included are convictions, violations, collisions, suspensions, revocations, disqualifications, deferred prosecutions, and failures to appear.
Volunteer Carpool Driver Abstract
Transit authority agents use this driver record abstract to determine whether a volunteer driver meets the insurance and risk management requisites to drive a carpool vehicle. The record includes the same statistics as the employment record abstract.
Volunteer for Organization Driver Abstract
Volunteer agencies use this report to decide whether a volunteer fulfills the criteria to drive a vehicle for the organization. The record includes the same statistics as the volunteer carpool driver abstract.
School Bus Driver Abstract
School districts use this driver record abstract to decide whether a person should be employed to operate a school bus. The record includes the same statistics as the volunteer for organization driver abstract.
Driver Record Abstracts can be requested online or in writing from the driver’s local Department of Motor Vehicles. The applicant must submit the Driver License Record Request Form which includes: the individual’s full name, date of birth or approximate age, social security number, driver license number (if available), the address to which the abstract is to be sent, and the appropriate Driver History Records fee.