You can check your driving record in New York by going to the NY DMV website and request a copy of your driving record. Drivers without a New York ID or their most recently issued New York ID will need to request a copy of their driving record by mail using this form. It costs $7 online or $10 by mail to purchase a copy of your New York driving record. You will need to provide a New York State license, permit, or non-driver ID, plus the last four digits of your Social Security number. Some states like Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Iowa, and Ohio allow residents to check their driving record for free.
How to Check Your Driving Record in New York
- Go to the Department of Safety website.
- Provide your personal information.
- Pay any applicable fees.
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 23% in New York. 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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