How Can I View Traffic Violations I Had in the Past Online?

By Renee Booker
How Can I View Traffic Violations I Had in the Past Online?

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A thorough knowledge of your driver history can be important for a number of reasons. Many employers want information regarding any tickets or infractions a potential applicant has had in the past before offering employment. Additionally, insurance companies will always ask whether you have received any moving violations in the past. If you are unsure of when you received a violation or exactly what the violation was for, you can view your driver history online in most states.

Locate the bureau of motor vehicle's website for the state where you are licensed or were licensed when you received the violation. If you are unsure what the agency is called, you can usually go to the official website for the state government and locate a link.

Search for a link on the website that allows you to search driver records. Click on the link.

Input the required information. You may need your full name, birth date, social security number, driver's license number or a combination of these.

Pay the required fee. Some states allow a licensee to access his or her own record free of charge while other states charge a small fee for the access.

About the Author

Renee Booker has been writing professionally since 2009 and was a practicing attorney for almost 10 years. She has had work published on Gadling, AOL's travel site. Booker holds a Bachelor of Arts in political science from Ohio State University and a Juris Doctorate from Indiana University School of Law.

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