How Many Years Before My Driving Record Is Clean?

By Mike Anderson Posted in Car Insurance News

You are not alone if you are concerned about how your driving record will affect your life–especially your auto insurance! We’ve all made mistakes on the road, but some are more costly than others. For instance, if you’ve been charged with a DWI (Driving While Impaired) your record will be blemished for some time. Every state law varies, so it will be depend on your state’s law, the circumstances surrounding your charge, and if anyone was injured due to your negligence. A speeding ticket could also remain on your record for some time. Again, it depends on your state’s law.

Steps You Can Take

First, you can contact your local DMV (Department of Motor Vehicles) to confirm your record’s accuracy. Many states offer online information in reference to its laws and point system; you may want to google your state and local DMV in reference to “driving records” and “license points” to help guide you in the right direction. It is important to verify what is on your record to help know what your options are.

Second, once you know exactly what is on your driving record, you may contact an attorney for advice. Your state may offer ways to improve your record; you may find that your points may be reduced based on a driver improvement program. An attorney can certainly point you in the right direction.

Finally, try hard to keep your current record clean! Once you’ve exhausted your options to improve your driving record, take some time to reassess your skills. Always drive safely, update your defensive driving skills, and pay attention to speed limits, especially when traveling out of town or state. Keep in mind some driving records will only become “clean” through time. But don’t let that discourage you from building a cleaner record for tomorrow!

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