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Can you view other people's driving abstracts and traffic tickets?

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Access to other people's driving abstracts is only available to certain businesses and professionals as outlined by state laws. Driving records contain confidential information, and the records of other drivers are not available for viewing by the general public.

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In Washington State, driver records can be viewed by the named driver, lawyers, enforcement agencies, insurance companies, background-check specialists, volunteer organizations, public transit providers, employers and educational institutions. Driving abstracts generally include information regarding past violations, collisions, convictions and suspensions, and the Washington Department of Licensing provides several different records designed for specific screening needs. The three-year abstract, used for insurance purposes, contains a driving history for the past three years, and the complete record holds the driver's entire history.

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