While most people have requested a copy of their credit report at some point in their lives, many drivers have never seen their driving record.
Driving records are often a part of background checks for employment, can have a significant impact on how much you pay for auto insurance, and errors can even negatively affect your credit report.
It’s very important to check your record periodically to make sure there are no mistakes.
One major reason that most people don’t look at their driving records is a lack of good information on how to request a copy. On most government websites this information is surprisingly (or maybe not so surprisingly) well-hidden.
Private companies have sprung up to take advantage of this confusion and often charge double or triple the actual cost of the driving record.
The NMA has compiled a list of links explaining how to request a copy of your driving record that are sure to save you plenty of time and money: