Drivers’ History Search
This search is used to identify an individual’s driving history. These records are obtained at the state-level from the proper state-sanctioned authority. Various states use differing names for the state-level agency responsible for administering vehicle registration and driver licensing (Department of Motor Vehicles, Division of Motor Vehicles, Motor Vehicle Commission, Bureau of Motor Vehicles, etc.)
An individual’s driver’s history can contain motor vehicle violations (traffic and parking), suspensions, revocations, and failures to appear in court. In addition, drug and alcohol related driving offenses, such as convictions for driving under the influence and possession of illegal drugs, which may not be contained in a criminal court record can only be found through a Driver’s History search.
The driver’s history also notes the status of the particular driver’s license, such as whether it is currently valid or if it has been suspended or permanently revoked. In addition, a driver’s history can be used to identify Points (derogatory points added to a driver’s history for collisions, tickets and reckless behavior issued by the DMV).
On a more basic level, this search can also be used to identify the specific type of license granted (such as a commercial license vs. a standard passenger vehicle driving license) and endorsements (motorcycles, hazardous materials, trailers weighing over 10,000 lbs., etc.).
Due to privacy laws, a driver’s history record does not contain the driver’s current registered address. A vehicle registration search can be performed in conjunction with a driver’s history search to determine if the subject has any vehicles registered to a specific address.
Furthermore, although many states consider a driver’s history to be a public record, certain states require a release form authorizing the DMV to release the driver’s history to the requesting party. Please inquire for information on the specific state where you would like the driver’s history search performed.