Driving Records in New York
New York Driving Records
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Each Driving Record May Include:
- Driving Status
- Vital Data
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Driving Records for Business Employment
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Although you can order a driving record directly from the New York DMV, one of the fastest ways to get your Driving Record for Employment Purposes is to order it online through a 3rd-party advertiser, such as DrivingRecords.com. They also offers other services such as criminal records, SSN verifications, and other employment screening services.
Also known as a Motor Vehicle Record (MVR), your driving record contains details on your driving history. It is a public record that you can easily obtain online through independent vendors. You can also request a driving record through the New York Department of Motor Vehicles online, in person or by mail.
Order Your Own Driver Abstract Through The NY DMV
You can obtain a masked abstract (limited driving record) or full driving history from the NY DMV in a number of ways:
Online―As long as your address hasn't changed, you can request a a copy of your driving record online through the state site. Have your drivers license close by to input the information from it and a credit card to pay the fee. Once you submit your request, the DMV will mail you a copy.
By Telephone―Call (518) 486-9786 during office hours to order your driving record by phone. Be prepared to give the DMV clerk info from your drivers license and credit card.
By Mail―Complete the form MV-15 and ensure you have a DPPA permissible use for the info. Attach a photocopy of your proof of your identity. Then send your documents and fees to the address on the form.
In Person―Visit your local DMV office to receive a copy of your driving record immediately. You must present your proof of identity and complete form MV-15C. You also must certify that you have a DPPA permissible use. You can also obtain your record in person at the customer service counter at the DMV Central Office in Albany. The office is located in room 136 of the Swan Street Building, Empire State Plaza.
During License Renewal―Your New York drivers license renewal notice includes the option to order an abstract of your driver record. Just check the blue box, attach the fees and return your request by mail.
Order The Driving Record Of Another Individual Through The NY DMV
As long as you can prove you qualify for permissible uses under the Driver Privacy Protection Act (DPPA) and you obtain written consent from the record holder, you can request the driving record of another driver. Contact the NY DMV for more details.
In some cases, an employer or an auto insurance company wants to review your driving history. Or you need to check your drivers license status to ensure you don't have a revoked or suspended license. Most commonly, motorists run a driving record to:
- Check drivers license status and license suspension
- Check drivers license points and violation codes
- Check traffic tickets, violations and fines
- Check auto accidents
- Check driver license classification and endorsements
Car insurance companies factor in driving history when determining your car insurance premium. If your driving record reflects any traffic tickets, auto accidents, DUI or DWI convictions, an insurance agent could consider you a high-risk driver. The higher the risk, the higher the rate. To learn more and to find out how to lower car insurance rates, check out our Insurance Center article titled How Driving Record Points Affect Auto Insurance Rates.
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