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Which states share speeding ticket information?


Most states in the U.S. have reciprocal agreements with each other regarding motor vehicle violation convictions of drivers. The shared information may be about a minor offense, such as a speeding ticket, or a major offense, such as a DUI.

The main reciprocal agreements, with regards to traffic violations, are the Drivers License Compact (DLC) and Non-Resident Violator Compact (NRVC). There is also the Drivers License Agreement (DLA); however, it doesn't yet have the state membership that the other two compacts currently have.

Drivers License Compact

States that are members of the DLC are required to report traffic ticket convictions received by a motorist back to the state where the driver is licensed. The driver's home state then determines if the traffic offense will be placed on the person's driving record and if any points will be assessed.

Current members of the DLC are:

The members include all states except:

Massachussetts passed a law in 1988 that would allow the state to participate in the DLC, but it never actually joined the database network, according to several lawyers that specialize in traffic violations. In March of 2016, for instance, a Rhode Island driver who had his licensed permanently revoked after seven DUI arrests in that state, was cited for drunken driving in Massachusetts where he had obtained a new license. His Massachusetts license was suspended after the violation, according to several news reports.

Informal out-of-state sharing agreements exist in some states

Even if your state isn't part of the DLC, an out-of-state ticket may still follow you home, because most of these states have informal agreements with other states to exchange information regarding traffic tickets. 

Non-Resident Violator Compact

The Non-Resident Violator Compact requires member states to suspend the driver's license of those who get traffic tickets for moving violations in other states and fail to pay them or otherwise legally take care of them. It does not appy to vehicle registration or parking citations.

Current members of the NRVC include:

  • Alabama
  • Alaska
  • Arizona
  • Arkansas
  • California
  • Colorado
  • Connecticut
  • Delaware
  • Florida
  • Georgia
  • Hawaii
  • Idaho
  • Illinois
  • Indiana
  • Iowa
  • Kansas
  • Kentucky
  • Louisiana
  • Maine
  • Maryland
  • Massachusetts
  • Minnesota
  • Mississippi
  • Missouri
  • Montana
  • Nebraska
  • Nevada
  • New Hampshire
  • New Jersey
  • New Mexico
  • New York
  • North Carolina
  • North Dakota
  • Ohio
  • Oklahoma
  • Oregon
  • Pennsylvania
  • Rhode Island
  • South Carolina
  • South Dakota
  • Tennessee
  • Texas
  • Utah
  • Vermont
  • Virginia
  • Washington
  • West Virginia
  • Wyoming

NRVC members include all states except:

  • Alaska
  • California
  • Michigan
  • Montana
  • Oregon
  • Wisconsin

Again, though, each state may have its own agreements with other states and may still suspend or penalize a driver who doesn't pay their out-of-state traffic ticket.

Driver License Agreement

In the effort to establish a one-driver, one-record system, the Driver License Agreement (DLA) hopes to combine the DLC and NRVC and become a more efficient and effective agreement for the jurisdictions to share and transmit driver and conviction information.

States haven't gravitated to the DLA, however -- only Arkansas, Connecticut and Massachusetts have signed up as members. There is legislature in other states pending though. Unlike the DLC and NRVC, the provinces and territories of Canada, as well as the states/federal district of Mexico, can participate in the DLA.

National Driver Register

There is also the National Driver Register (NDR) that all states and the District of Columbia take part in. The NDR contains records on those who have had their licenses revoked or suspended, or who have been convicted of serious traffic violations (such as a DUI) throughout the United States.

When a person applies for a driver's license, the state DMV should check to see if that individual's name is in the NDR file. If that person has been reported to the NDR as a problem driver, a license may be denied until the issue has taken care of and their license has been reinstated in the state that has the hold on their license.

For more information about driving records in your home state, visit our state car insurance rates page and click on your state.

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27 Responses to "Which states share speeding ticket information?"
  1. Krista Dudley

    Got a ticket back in April in Kentucky called to pay this but they couldn't locate the ticket. I have a Georgia driver's license and I just found out it is suspended. Unfair!

  2. Little John

    If I get a speeding ticket with two points in Michigan, do they tell Ohio about it? Michigan isn't in the 'list' but Ohio is. Anyone know?

  3. Steve

    I am a Tennessee resident and have received a letter from a law office regarding payment for Florida tolls I apparently did not pay. I have visited Florida and don`t remember running an tolls, should I disregard these or what can they possibly do to me legally?.

  4. JP

    I got a ticket in Georgia for driving 87 MPH in a 70MPH zone. I am aware of the super speeder fine already along with the regular fine associated with the ticket. Can Georgia report my violation to my home state of Pennsylvania and cause me to get points on my license? Thanks

  5. Krishna

    I got a speeding ticket while driving with Iowa license in Illinois. I paid the fine amount but the ticket is still effecting my insurance. How can I reduce this ramification?

  6. walt

    I received a ticket in Virginia doing 83 in a 70 mile an hour limit, the fine is $220. I am licensed in Georgia, will I be assigned points on my Georgia license for my Virginia violation?

  7. Shawn

    Hi! I received a DUI in Ontario, Canada. Will this follow me if I move to Florida?

  8. Cheryl

    I received an "improper use of lights" ticket in Michigan. I live in Texas and will never return to Michigan. Will this ticket affect me in any way if left unpaid?

  9. vince

    I have had many tickets in California and Arizona and they never showed up on my Colorado record or reported. I called them many times to check and they said no Colorado and California does NOT share info. unless it is a suspension or revocation of license. I still have a perfect record and nothing reported to the insurance company also.

  10. Susan

    I received a missed toll fee in New Jersey. I received a bill for $51.50. I live in Louisiana are there any future ramifications for me if I don't pay.

    1. Bob April 11, 2017 at 1:37 PM

      I received a speeding ticket in South Carolina. My diver's license and my residence is in Maryland. If I don't pay the South Carolina ticket will it cause a problem for me in Maryland with my license?

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    2. Jurgen Wetzmann January 18, 2017 at 5:19 PM

      In Louisiana, what will happen is your toll bill will be assessed on your Louisiana property taxes, plus 125% penalty. Also, the next time you go to renew your driver's license, you may be asked to attend driving school.

        Reply »  
  11. Mary

    If Michigan is not in the DLC or the NRVC and I received a ticket in Iowa, will the points still apply in my home state?

  12. Tammy

    If I receive a speeding ticket in New Mexico will it reflect on my Texas driving record?

  13. Jack

    Do States share data on parking tickets.

  14. Susan

    I am a Canadian citizen from Alberta, Canada who received a ticket in Gillette, Wyoming. Will this affect my return to the U.S.? Also, will it affect my insurance? Does the state of Wyoming have the reciprocated deal with our Province of Alberta in Canada? Thanks, I need to know.

    1. andrea August 14, 2016 at 12:26 PM

      If you're a Florida resident who received a minor traffic ticket in Quebec, Canada, will Florida record it and assess your points if I do not pay the ticket online?

        Reply »  
  15. Doug

    What about parking tickets? I received a parking ticket that I did not deserve while I was trying to buy a parking pass. I appealed the ticket, but the appeal was rejected. The parking ticket is in New York, I live in Louisiana and it was in a rental car from New Jersey. Any thoughts or insight. I don't want to pay because I didn't deserve the ticket.

    1. Heather November 08, 2013 at 7:37 AM

      I've been searching the web for the same answer. I got a $65 parking ticket in NYC and felt it was unfair and overpriced and am having a hard time justifying paying it or the whole of it -- I live in Maine. If I don't pay, what happens? Do you know? Thanks for any info/experience anyone may have on the subject.

        Reply »  
  16. Gary Taylor

    If my license is suspended in Georgia can I get a license if I move to another state?

  17. diane

    I received a DUI violation in New Jersey and paid the fine. Now they want me to take a 2 day class. My license is from Texas, does this mean my Texas license is suspended? I don't have a NJ license why do I have to pay fines and fees for a class when I do not live in NJ or have a license from that state?

  18. Sam

    I received a speeding ticket in Virginia and I have New Jersey license. Will I get any points? Would points get transferred to my license in NJ? Shall I pay fine on line or is it suggested to go to court?

  19. Visitor

    I have a suspended Nevada drivers license. Now I live in Georgia, can I get new license here?

  20. Visitor

    Doesn't help me to avoid jail!!!

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