You can check your driving record in Alabama by mailing a request form to the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency, calling the Driver License Records Unit at 334-242-4241, or visiting an Alabama Reinstatement office. Purchasing a copy of your driving record in Alabama costs $5.75, and you will need to provide your full name, date of birth, and license number or Social Security number. In Alabama, you cannot check your driving record online.
Driving records are important for insurance purposes because car insurance companies charge higher premiums for customers with a history of violations or accidents. For instance, a single speeding ticket increases premiums by an average of 19% in Alabama. Checking your driving record can help you verify that the information is correct.
It’s also a good idea to see when a violation occurred, because insurance companies generally look at the past three to five years of your driving record. Once insurance companies stop taking the violation into account, you should compare quotes again to be sure you’re still getting the best rate on the coverage you need.
For more information, check out WalletHub’s guides to driving record checks and driver’s license points.
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