It is possible to get a driving record for free, but not everywhere. Some states issue a driving record with the receipt for a paid fine, while others do print record for free if you request it. Many charge a small fee for the information.
Insurance providers pay for an person's driving record if he applies for insurance, so some companies provide a client with that information for free. Other providers post the information on the customer's online account. Some driving record services provide a condensed record for free to customers, while a detailed report is available for a small fee.