The National Driver Register (NDR) is a computerized database of information about drivers who have had their licenses revoked or suspended, or who have been convicted of serious traffic violations, such as driving while impaired by alcohol or drugs. State MVDs provide the NDR with the names of persons who have lost their driving privileges or who have been convicted of serious traffic violations. When a person applies for a driver license, the State MVD checks to see if the person’s name is on the NDR file. If the person has been reported to the NDR as a problem driver, the license may be denied.
For More Information about the National Driver Register, call toll-free 1-888-851-0436; or write to:
USDOT/NHTSA West Building, NVS-422 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE Washington, DC 20590
1. How can I find out if I am listed in NDR?
You are entitled, under the provisions of the Privacy Act, to request a file search to see if you have a record on the NDR. As a private citizen, you must send a notarized letter commonly referred to as a “privacy act request” to the NDR indicating that you would like an NDR file check. Individuals should send their request to the National Driver Register, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, S.E., Washington, D.C. 20590. Please include in your request your full legal name, DOB, State and Driver License Number, Sex, Height, Weight, and Eye Color (your social security number is optional). There is no charge for this service.
2. Who is legally authorized to receive information from the NDR?
Any individual under the provisions of the Privacy Act
State and federal driver's license officials
Current or prospective employers of motor vehicles operators
Air Carriers for Pilot Applicants
The Federal Railroad Administration and employers of railroad engineers
The Federal Aviation Administration for airmen medical certification
The U.S. Coast Guard for merchant mariner certification
The National Transportation Safety Board
Federal Highway Administration for Accident Investigations
The above information comes from National Highway Traffic Safety Administration