A drivers’ record is a public record that the government creates when you first get a drivers’ license. Every time you are directly involved in an accident, pass a drivers’ license test or violate a traffic law, your drivers’ record is updated to reflect the new information.
What Is A Drivers’ Record Used For?
Drivers’ records are generally used by companies when trying to ascertain the safety of the person in question as a driver. For instance, if you’re applying for a company car, your drivers’ record will be one of the most important factors in whether or not you qualify. Car insurance companies also study your drivers’ records heavily when determining your rates, and deductibles. If you’re trying to become a delivery driver for a company, then your record will also come into question.
How Can I Find My Drivers’ Record?
Your drivers’ record isn’t given to you directly. Rather, the government keeps it, and records any information that’s relevant, such as your drivers’ test results, or your accident history.
However, there are many ways to access the record, with varying degrees of efficiency and ease. Starting with…
An Online Public Records Search
An online public records search is the first item on our list for a reason. It’s by far the most convenient and effective way to obtain your drivers’ record while remaining one of the cheaper options available.
All you need to perform an online public records search is to visit an online public records database, like SpyFly, and search for your name and state. Results should pop up in seconds, containing your drivers’ record, as well as plenty of other information. This includes your criminal and arrest records, as well as identifying information related to your background. SpyFly is hyper-focused on their information’s accuracy and publishes government documents exactly as they’re written. This means that even though you’re not obtaining your drivers’ records directly from the government, you’re still receiving government documents.
Visit Your Local DMV
Most DMV’s have access to a database containing tons of information related to your driving history. This includes your drivers’ record. However, there is a major drawback to the DMV: it’s the DMV. Anyone who’s been there knows that speed is not their forte, and that patience will be necessary if you want to obtain your drivers’ record. Even if they’re able to get to your request, some DMV’s aren’t interlinked through computers, meaning they only possess local files. As such, it may take several days for them to acquire your information, and then supply it to you.
Contact An Insurance Agent
Most insurance companies have access to a database that contains drivers’ records. As such, it’s fairly simple to contact an insurance agent and request a copy of your drivers’ record. However, keep in mind that they’re not required to provide you with the requested information, and giving it out would amount to charity work. If you’re not a client or fit the agent is simply overloaded with work, they may not get to it, and may not supply you with your drivers’ record for some time.
***SpyFly provides consumers affordable, immediate access to public record information. Federal laws prohibit businesses from using SpyFly’s service to make decisions about employment, insurance, consumer credit, tenant screening, or for any other purpose subject to the Fair Credit Reporting Act, 15 USC 1681 et seq.***