Does Your Driving Record Follow You State to State?

Whether a driving record transfers from one state to another depends upon the new state's laws. Even if the driving record is not required to be transferred by the new state, the old record remains available.

Individual state laws may require that a driving record be transferred to the new state, in which case the old violations are present on the new record. If a state does not require that the old driving record be transferred, employers and insurance companies still have access to old records from the former state. In the event that a license is suspended, revoked or cancelled, it is recorded in the National Driver Register, which is checked whenever someone applies for a license.