Information about past and outstanding traffic violations are found on an individualﾒs driving record. An individual can request a copy of his driving record from his stateﾒs Department of Motor Vehicles or from a state-approved provider, according to DMVFlorida.org.
Most states provide three- and five-year driving histories as well as the details of each violation. If the state uses a point system, the driving record shows the amount of points associated with each violation. Additional details that can appear on a driving record include convictions, collisions, suspensions, revocations and failures to appear, states the Washington State Department of Licensing. A driving record is a public record that can be requested by employers, insurance companies, attorneys, governmental agencies and members of law enforcement.