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What Is the "Driver"s License Compact??

The Driver's License Compact (DLC) is an agreement between 46 member states within United States.  This agreement has several key provisions:

If I Get a Ticket for a Moving Violation in Another State, Will it Go on My Driving Record in My Home State?

It very well could mean that.  It really depends on the laws of the individual state.  For example, Vermont and North Carolina do not report tickets to your home state unless the violation will result in suspension of your license. Even states that are not members of the DLC may report out-of-state traffic violators to their home state.  For instance, Georgia, Kentucky, Michigan, and Wisconsin are not members of the DLC but will still report tickets to your home state. The best thing to do to be sure what the consequences of getting a ticket in another state will be is to check the traffic laws in that state. 

What Should I Do if I Wish to Contest a Speeding or Moving Violation from Another State?

You may want to speak to an attorney who has experience dealing with traffic laws.  Your attorney can advise you of your rights and help you decide what action to take to contest the out-of-state ticket.

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Last Modified: 04-19-2016 12:43 PM PDT

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