Many states’ websites are set up to give you access to the Department of Motor Vehicles where you can update your information, renew your registration or driver’s license and in some states, like Florida, you can do a check on your driver’s license.
This option may not be available in all states, but the ones that it is available in usually will let you do this free. A check like this will allow you to see if there are any outstanding tickets, or if your license has been suspended or revoked. The ability to see your driver’s license status helps you to make sure that accurate information is available for your record.
Checking the status of your driver’s license is quick and easy to do. Getting a copy of your driver’s license record is completely different.
Employers will often times get a copy of your driving record if you will be in a position to drive their company vehicles.
Your car insurance company will also get a copy of your driving record for your file. They may not do this annually, but your insurance rates are based in part on your driving record, so it is in your best interest to make sure that your history is correct.
For instance, in the state of Florida, your record can be ordered from the state and it will include three years or better of driving history. This includes tickets and points, as well as any history of suspension or revocation.
Each state will be able to tell you how to go about making corrections to errors if you should find them on your report.
You can check your driver’s license or driving history as often as you like, which is helpful if you are in the process of clearing up a mistake or correcting information on the report. You may wish to monitor your report to make sure that it is corrected.
Otherwise, as long as you are aware of your driving history, it may not be necessary to pay for a full report such as the one in Florida, particularly if you obtain three or better years of reports.
When you compare auto insurance quotes, you will want to know that your driver’s license record is current so you will be comparing accurate quotes. If one of your auto insurance comparisons seems high, you might ask if there is a problem.