You can check your driving record in Ohio by going to the Ohio Department of Public Safety website and requesting a copy of your driving record. Viewing your driving record is free in Ohio, but an official or printable copy costs $0 for an uncertified record or $5 for a certified record. You will need to provide your full name, date of birth, driver's license number and the last 4 digits of your SSN. Ohio also allows residents to check their driving record for free.
How to Check Your Driving Record for Free in Ohio
- Go to the Ohio Department of Public Safety website.
- Provide your personal information.
- Get your free driving record or pay the fee for your certified copy.
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 to provide your full name, date of birth, driver's license number and the last four digits of your Social Security number. 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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