New York Driving Record Online

New York driving records, or driving abstracts, provide a detailed review of your driving history. The elements included in a DMV driving record vary from basic information related to your personal identity to details about your license and past traffic violations. It is recommended to order your driving record periodically to keep an eye on your driving activities and know what is on your record at all times. Driver’s license suspensions generally occur after you have been convicted of specific traffic violations or have accrued too many license points within a specific time period.

In addition to the personal use of a driving abstract, third parties like employers, insurance companies, or even government agencies may need to check your driving history. The specifics listed on your report can sometimes make the difference between getting or not getting a new job, or paying higher or lower insurance coverage rates. For this reason, is it imperative to keep a clean driving report.

How Do I Get my Driving Abstract in New York?

You may easily order your driving record report online. Order your driving record online today at to run an instant check on your driving history online in just a few steps, with convenient email delivery. When requesting a copy of your driving record, be prepared to submit the following:

When ordering a copy of your driving record online, you must provide:

  • Your first and last name
  • Your date of birth
  • Your driving license number
  • Legal street address that matches the address on the license for which you are requesting the report
  • Your city, state and postal code

You can also get your driving abstract through a Department of Motor Vehicles office, as well as via mail. If requesting to driving history via the DMV, however, you’ll need to submit documents verifying your identity and may need to wait for a couple of days to receive your report.

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What is Included in My New York Driving Record?

Additionally, your personal driving record will provide up-to-date information related to past traffic offenses and the resulting penalties. A few examples are:

  • Driving license suspensions due to unpaid out-of-state convictions, unless these occurred in Alaska, California, Michigan, Montana, Oregon and Wisconsin.
  • Records of an incoming driver (only for CDL).
  • Out-of-state convictions resulting from DUI, vehicular manslaughter or homicide.
  • Convictions of out-of-state licensees sent to home state.

The second part of your DMV driving record shows traffic violations that occurred during the last three years. You may find:

  • In and out-of-state infractions.
  • Driver's license suspensions due to unpaid out-of-state convictions.
  • Out-of-state accidents shown on your official driving record.
  • Convictions of out-of-state licensees sent to home state.

Note: Involvement in traffic accidents may also be reported, however fault is not shown on the report.

What Do Points on My New York Drivers License Mean?

Driver’s license points in New York appear on driving history report whenever convicted of certain traffic violations. The NY Department of Motor Vehicles has come up with the Driver Violation Point System as a way to identify and punish high risk drivers. If you obtain 11 driving record points within 18 months, you will lose your privilege to drive. Note that when calculating your point total, the DMV takes into consideration the date of violation, not the conviction date. The traffic violations that lead to license points are:

  • Reckless driving - 5 points
  • Failure to stop for a school bus - 5 points
  • Tailgating or following too closely - 4 points
  • Failure to yield right-of-way - 3 points
  • Improper passing - 3 points

License points are not recorded for bicycle, pedestrian or parking violations, as well as offenses related to unlicensed or uninsured operation among others. Also, points are not added to your NY driving report for out-of-state convictions, unless your offense occurred in Ontario or Quebec.

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Why should you get your driving record?

Order your driving record and receive valuable information such as:

  • Violation convictions
  • Accidents (if reported by State)
  • Suspensions or limitations
  • Special license classifications or privileges
  • For insurance - It's important to order your driving record for insurance purposes, including settling disputes and claims and learning about the rates and discounts you can receive. Insurance providers use your driving history to determine how much you should pay, so make sure the information they have is accurate by verifying what's in your driving record.

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