New York and Virginia both offer free online driving record transcripts, but it is not general practice for a state to mail driving record transcripts for free. The method used in New York and Virginia is to grant an applicant access to a printable PDF with all relevant information on it.
Virginia offers multiple types of transcripts ranging from 11-year retrospectives to 7-year records needed for applications to various jobs. This can be especially useful to those who wish to pursue jobs in the transportation sector where paperwork is critical and a clean driving record must be proven and established.
Both New York and Virginia offer immediate access to transcripts of driver insurance. This lets people print forms which definitively establish their performance over time in regards to insurance claims. This can show that a driver has behaved responsibly and avoided any accidents of note during their time on the road.
Requesting a print copy of a driving record transcript requires the payment of a fee in every U.S. state, in 2015. This fee is to support the functions of the bureaucracy and the maintenance of records by the various apparatuses of the state. Some assessors demand access to physical copies of the relevant documentation for their own purposes.