Arizona Driving Record
The Arizona driving record is a comprehensive document that features past traffic citations and violations, which may affect your driver's license status. To remain updated on what is on your personal driving history, read the sections below.
How To Order A State-Approved Arizona Driving Record
To simplify the process of getting your driving record, DMV.com has partnered with BackgroundChecks.com. In just 3 easy steps, you are able to order your driving record online. Click here to get started. By easily ordering your driving record online, you will receive the most up-to-date information in a shorter time frame. Your driving record will include your driver’s license status, violation convictions (including DUIs), endorsements, restrictions and administrative actions that are associated with your drivers license and reportable in your state according to their policies. Accidents and points will only show if applicable based on your state. Your driving record can only be ordered from a state where you have been issued a license.*
2. Via a DMV office:
You can also get your driving record from your local, official DMV office. This option tends to be the most cost-effective choice; however, it is important to note that not all DMV locations have the ability to process driving records. It is recommended to first check with your local DMV to verify if they can fulfill this service. Click here to find a DMV office near you. If your DMV office offers the option to make an appointment and make sure to have all your personal documents and pay the fees to order a driving record.
3. By mail:
If you are not in a rush to get your driving record, you can request it by mail through the DMV. First, find out if your local DMV processes driving records, if they do, make sure to gather all the required documentation and send it to their mailing address. To avoid delays double check that you have included all the correct information. Almost all DMV offices accept payment in the form of a money order but for alternative payment methods check with your local office.
What is on my Arizona driving record?
Depending on the type of driving record and where you purchase it, your Arizona driving record may provide either a partial or complete outline of your personal AZ driving history. If you order your driving record directly from the Arizona Motor Vehicle Division, it will contain:
- Your driver's license class.
- Description of DUI violations.
- The number of traffic points related to each infraction.
- Revoked or suspended license information.
- Improvement steps ordered by the court.
- Details about traffic school.
- Information about SR-22 insurance.
If you order your driving record through DMV.com, you will receive valuable information such as: violation convictions, accidents (if reported by the state), suspensions or limitations, special license classifications and DUI offenses on record. DMV.com recommends ordering a copy at least every three years. Find out what is on your driving history report by filling out the form above to order a copy of your records.
Did you know? Your personal driving history is a public record. Potential employers, insurance providers, and courts of law can all request a copy of your driving history.
What Do Points On My Arizona Driving Record Mean?
The traffic points noted on the MVD Arizona driving record represent the violations that you have committed. Depending on the type of infraction, you can incur two, three, four, six or eight points for a single violation:
- DWI offenses: 8 points
- Reckless or aggressive driving: 8 points
- Leaving the scene of an accident: 6 points
- Failure to stop at a traffic signal causing death: 6 points
- Failure to stop at a traffic signal causing severe injury: 4 points
- Speeding: 3 points
- Driving or parking in a gore area: 3 points
- Other moving violations: 2 points
Accumulating too many points on your DMV driving record can result in driver's license suspension or revocation. To improve the standing of your Arizona drivers record, along with your driving skills, you may enroll in a local traffic school.
How do points against my Arizona license affect me?
Driver’s license suspension is a common result of accruing driving record points in Arizona. Another penalty you may face with a high number of points on your personal AZ driving history is higher insurance rates. Driving record points oftentimes reflect dangerous driving practices, and auto insurance companies view this as a risk. In addition, any points found on your Motor Vehicle Division driving record may dissuade potential employers from considering your commercial driving job applications, as companies prefer to only hire safe and responsible motor vehicle operators.
How do I remove drivers license points from my Arizona record?
A total of eight points on your Arizona MVD driving record within a period of 12 months will result in a one-year driver’s license suspension. Depending on the type of traffic offense you have committed, the court may order one or more of the following corrective actions to remove traffic points from your AZ driving history:
- Enroll in traffic school.
- Pay a license reinstatement fee.
- Pay traffic penalties.
- Attend an alcohol awareness program.
- Submit proof of SR-22 insurance.
Stay aware of any changes made to your driving record report by ordering an up-to-date copy today.
How long do points stay on my Arizona driving record?
The points on your Arizona Motor Vehicle Division driving report will remain on record for 12 months, unless you complete the steps assigned by a court of law. Stay informed on your personal driving history by ordering a copy of your driving record today.
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Checking For Traffic Violations and Penalties in Arizona
Arizona DUI Records
The Arizona driving history provided by the MVD includes a section on DUI offenses, which features information such as the date of each DUI offense. If you have been arrested due to driving under the influence, this will also be noted on your AZ DUI arrest record. This Motor Vehicle Division driving record may be required to enroll in an alcohol education course.
How do I know if my Arizona Driving License is suspended?
The DMV driving record report includes information about driver's license suspensions and revocations. Once you order a recent copy, you can see your current license status.
Previous Traffic Violations
An Arizona personal driving history includes details about past traffic offenses. The date, location and description of each moving violation are placed next to each particular offense. Keep track of any violations you are charged for by checking your Arizona driving record today.
Why do I need a copy of my Arizona driving record?
The Arizona DMV driving record verifies your personal accountability in situations where you need to prove that you drive responsibly. By presenting an impeccable record when you apply for a job as a professional driver, you will be listed among the top candidates. In addition, possessing a clean driving record will allow you to secure more affordable premiums when you apply for auto insurance. Order a recent copy of your AZ driving record today to check your standing.
Check for Points in Arizona
Depending on the type and the severity of the traffic offense, you can incur between two and eight traffic points on your DMV driving record for each conviction. An up-to-date Motor Vehicle Division driving history report will help you determine how many points you currently have, and see how close you are to driver’s license suspension.
Applying for a Commercial Driver Position in Arizona
Managers of reliable transport companies assess job candidates by evaluating their employee driving histories. If you intend to drive professionally, you must maintain a spotless AZ motor vehicle report. Otherwise, if your DMV driving record features various accidents or violations, you may be rejected for the job you are applying for.
Prepare for any questions that may be asked in a commercial driving position interview by ordering and reviewing a copy of your driving history.
Lower Arizona Car Insurance Premiums
Auto insurance providers will base their premiums on your personal AZ driving history. When you compare options to find affordable car insurance, each agent will ask you about the state of your driver’s license and personal record. A driver who knows and respects traffic rules presents a low-risk insurance liability and will secure low auto coverage rates. A driver who has amassed numerous violations and accidents, on the other hand, will have to pay significantly higher premiums.
Take Arizona Traffic School to Prevent Points
Once you receive eight points on your AZ driving history within a 12-month period, along with other measures, you may need to attend traffic school. In addition, all drivers younger than 18 who are convicted of a red-light moving violation, or who are charged with driving recklessly, must attend a traffic school course to prevent points from being assigned to their drivers record.
Why do employers check your Arizona driving record?
Companies review employee driving reports to select the right candidate for open driving jobs. If an employee is required to drive to certain locations for business purposes, potential employers will request to see his or her Arizona motor vehicle record to verify the employee’s safe driving practices. Should an employee get involved in a car accident or a serious driving violation, these scenarios could quickly result in company expenses and lawsuits from outside parties. To avoid these unwanted situations, employers can decide who is best for their company by reviewing each applicant’s AZ driving history and choosing the safe and responsible candidate.
How Do I Get My Arizona Driving Record?
DMV.com recommends ordering driving records from a secure and reliable source. You have the option of ordering your driving record directly from a local government branch of the Arizona MVD. This is usually the most cost-effective way to obtain your driving record. However as an alternative option DMV.com has partnered with BackgroundChecks.com to deliver you the most up-to-date information quickly and conveniently. We partnered with BackgroundChecks.com because their commitment to keeping your information confidential and safe is a top priority.
Different Types of Arizona Driving Records
The Arizona Motor Vehicle Division offers four types of driving records to interested individuals. Learn more about each AZ driving history report’s details in the sections below.
39-Month Uncertified Driving Record
These uncertified driving records contain all moving violations and other traffic infractions that you have incurred in the last 39 months.
39-Month Certified Driving Record
The certified version of the previously mentioned MVD driving record, this document is typically ordered by employers when considering candidates for driving-related jobs.
5-Year Driving History
The five-year driving record report from the AZ Motor Vehicle Division structures details from the last five years of your personal driving history into several sections, including violations and suspensions.
Uncertified Commercial Vehicle Record
Details about driver’s license status, suspensions or revocations, and even medical information about professional drivers are included in the uncertified commercial Arizona driving record.
How do I fix a mistake on an Arizona drivers history report?
The information in your personal Arizona driving record is evidence of your ability to follow the law. Even a single mistake about a missing payment for a traffic citation can affect the way a potential employer or auto insurance company sees your whole driving history. Thus, you must correct any issues the moment they appear by notifying the nearest Motor Vehicle Division office.Arizona MVD contact information
What is not included on my Arizona driving record report?
Your Arizona driving record report is based on facts related to your driver’s license. As you commit a moving violation, your motor vehicle record will be updated to reflect the current situation. If you or a third party requires additional information, visit DMV.com for access to:
Arizona Vehicle Registration History
The Arizona vehicle registration history report contains information about all of the cars you have purchased and registered in the past. If you ever require proof of vehicle ownership or registration in Arizona, a copy of your vehicle registration history will suffice.
*These records are for employment purposes and personal information only, are not certified so cannot be used in court or to obtain your license in another state. The content and length of the report is determined by the state and not DMV.com, the record you receive will be the public record for employment purposes as determined by your state on the date of the order.