The short answer is, yes, but not all violations are tracked between every state. An article from AOL Autos states that three major databases track your driver’s license information. The information that’s tracked depends on the severity of the offense and the involved states’ participation in sharing information with other states; only one database currently collects information nationally.

The National Driver Register requires states to submit serious violations, such as driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol. States are required to check this database before granting license privileges, according to the article. Mustang_vert
Other programs can track speeding tickets and violations between states if they volunteer to share this information through a Driver License Compact and Non-Resident Violator Compact.  For cooperating states, the article says some violations and punishments can even be shared, meaning points can be added to your home state’s license if you received an out-of-state ticket.

In other situations, an outstanding speeding ticket in one of these states means you may not be able to renew your home state’s driver’s license until that out-of-state violation is resolved.

There is a push by the same organizations that oversee the DLC and NRVC to introduce a national program that will combine those two programs and track everything, named the Driver License Agreement.

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Answered by Joe Bruzek on February 19, 2010 in I'm Just Wondering | Permalink

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