Driving Record Search

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Driving Record Search – What You Can Find

A driving record search is a part of the public records database that contains detailed information about a person’s driving history (of the past 3 years, or even more). The record is maintained by every state’s Motor Vehicle Agency. It includes the following information:

  • Personal information, such as the person’s name, gender and address.
  • Current status of the person’s driving license and its expiry date.
  • License number and the name of state where it was issued.
  • A history of traffic/speeding tickets, violations of traffic laws, fines, accidents, penalties, suspensions, revocations, charges (i.e. DUI) and convictions.
  • Endorsement and classification of license.

Why would a Person Need to Perform a Driving Record Search?

People want to know their own driving records for a variety of reasons. Some of them are:

  • People order driving records because they want to know their license’s official status and see what’s there in their record simply out of curiosity.
  • For employment. Certain types of jobs (those of commercial drivers or those which include travelling within the city in your own car) require you to have a clean driving record. They ask for its official copy to make sure you are perfect for the job.
  • Students may need to provide a copy of their driving record in order to be eligible for financial aid (particularly from the federal government). Students may become ineligible for some financial aid programs if they have a history of DUI charges or convictions.
  • Insurance agents also assess a person’s driving record and history to determine the rate of the auto insurance policy granted to them.

Ways to Access your Driving Record

You can perform a driving record search or obtain a copy of your driving record abstract it in the following 2 ways:

  1. Send a formal request to your state’s Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) and get a copy of your official driving record.
  2. An easier and quicker way to get your hands on your driving record is to get it from a third party. There are several websites available, such as SearchQuarry, that allow you to see your own or any other person’s driving record just by entering their name. You can also order a copy of the record through email or fax.

www.searchquarry.com is a website through which you can have unlimited access to all the public records, including driving records, just by paying a small amount. It’s a lot more convenient than visiting a DMV office in person to run a driving record search.

Driving Record Search
Driving Record Search

How Can I Run a Driving Record Search?

You can run a driving record search through the DMV directly and obtain your complete driver history. This is an official document you can use for official purposes such as employment applications. Another option for a driving record search is to use the services of a public records website. These types of driving records are typically for reference only.

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  1. Hi

    I wanted to know if I can just use the service 4 times a year verse paying for the service monthly?

    1. Zulma, our membership only has a couple of options, you can sign up monthly, for one year or just one report. That being said, if you need any assistance we are happy to help you with your driving record search free of charge through our blog. We can verify and lookup information for you but if you want to download a PDF report of your driving record, or any other public record, you will need to do this by sighing up with at least the single report option. And as always, we offer a money back guarantee if you don’t find what you are looking for

    1. We can run a statewide driver record search for you Paul. We’ll need the full name of the person of interest as well as the state of residence and age.

  2. Hello,
    We rented a car. Passed California and wondering if we received a speeding ticket. We want to pay it personally instead of going through the agency.

    1. Thank you for reaching out about our driving record search blog. We would be happy to assist you however a recent traffic citation will not be public record yet. If you think you received a speeding ticket or red light ticket via a camera then you might want to reach out to the city clerk where you suspect you have a ticket and inquire with them. The other option is to wait until the car rental company forwards you the traffic citation.

      Speeding and Red Light Camera Tickets

      Speeding tickets and red light tickets can be issued using automated camera technology. It is both an effective means to police a high traffic area as well as a deterrent to speeders and red light runners

  3. I was given a car and it has no paperwork I want to keep my car but need to find the last registered owners to get some paperwork how do I

    1. Thank you for reaching out about our driving records search blog. To answer your question, you will want to go to the DMV and talk to one of the clerks and bring in any documentation you might have on the vehicle such as a bill of sale. Depending on what state you live in the process will vary slightly.

    1. We are happy to help. What type of driving record do you need and what do you intend to use it for? This will help us identify what driving record you need

      Estamos encantados de ayudarle. ¿Qué tipo de registro de conducir necesita y para qué piensa utilizarlo? Esto nos ayudará a identificar qué registro de conducir necesita

    1. Hello Rondelle,

      I am assuming you need a driving records search for the job you’re applying for. I would be happy to assist you in looking up your driving record however our resources are for reference only and are not FCRA certified for employment. You will need to go to your DMV and request a DMV driving record abstract. I have included a nationwide listing for DMV offices so you can find one close to you.


      Best Regards,

      The Search Quarry Team

Author: SQAdmin
Last Updated: January 3, 2021

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