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The Driver License Compact is an interstate compact used by States of the United States to exchange information concerning license suspensions and traffic violations of non-residents and forward them to the state where they are licensed known as the home state. Its theme is One Driver, One License, One Record. The home state would treat the offense as if it had been committed at home, applying home state laws to the out-of-state offense. The action taken would include, but not be limited to, points assessed on a minor offense such as speeding and suspension of license or a major violation such as DWI/DUI. It is not supposed to include non-moving violations like parking tickets, tinted windows, loud exhaust, etc.

The Driver License compact is an interstate compact among 45 states and the District of Columbia. Only MichiganWisconsinGeorgiaMassachusetts and Tennessee are not members, although the compact also has congressional consent.[1] The compact is used by its member states to share driver’s license information and traffic violation records with other states for legal purposes. Under this compact, crimes committed by drivers in other states can be treated as if they were committed in their home states. The compact uses the motto “One Driver, One License, One Record.”

  1. Massachusetts passed legislation enabling the state to enter into the compact but had not joined the compact as of January 9, 2020. American Association of Motor Vehicle Administrators, “Driver License Compact, Non-Resident Violator Compact, Member Joinder Dates,” accessed January 9, 2020
  2. Jump up↑National Center for Interstate Compacts, “Driver License Compact,” accessed January 20, 2016

MEMBER STATES

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State Citation Year Of Joinder
Alabama Code of Ala. 1975 Secs. 32-6-30 to 32-6-36 1966
Alaska Alaska: AS Secs. 28.37.010 to 28.37.190 1986
Arizona A.R.S. Sec. 28-1851 1963
Arkansas Ark. Code Ann. Secs. 27-17-101 to 27-17-106 1969
California West’s Ann. Cal. Veh. Code Sec. 15000 et seq. 1963
Colorado C.R.S. Secs. 24-60-1101 to 24-60-1107 1965
Congress 72 Stat.635 1958
Connecticut C.G.S.A. Secs. 14-111c 1993
D.C. DC Code Secs. 50-1001, 50-1002 1985
Delaware 21 Del. C. Secs. 8101, 8111, to 8113 1964
Florida West’s F.S.A. Sec. 322.43 et seq. 1967
Hawaii HRS Secs. 286C-1, 286C-2 1971
Idaho I.C. Secs. 49-2001 to 49-2003 1963
Illinois 625 ILCS 5/6-700 et seq. 1970
Indiana IC 9-28-1-1 to IC 9-28-1-6 1967
Iowa I.C.A. Secs. 321C.1, 321C.2 1965
Kansas K.S.A. 8-1212 et seq. 1965
Kentucky 1996
Louisiana LSA-R.S. 32:1420 et seq. 1968
Maryland Md. [Transp.] Code Ann. Secs. 16-701 to 16-708 1987
Massachusetts ALM GL 90:30B 1988
Minnesota M.S.A. Sec. 171.50 et seq. 1989
Mississippi Code 1972, Secs. 63-1-101 to 63-1-113 1962
Missouri V.A.M.S. Secs. 302.600, 302.605 1985
Montana MCA Title 61, Ch. 5, part 4 1963
Nebraska R.S.N. Vol. 2A Appendix Sec. 1-113 1963
Nevada 1961
New Hampshire RSA 263:77-263:81 1986
New Jersey N.J.S.A. 39:5D-1 et seq. 1967
New Mexico NMSA 1978 Secs. 66-5-49 to 66-5-51 1963
New York McKinney’s Vehicle & Traffic Law Sec. 516 1965
North Carolina G.S. Secs. 20-4.21 to 20-4.30 1993
North Dakota 1986
Ohio RC 4507.60-4507.63 1987
Oklahoma 47 Okl. St. Ann. Sec. 781 et seq. 1967
Oregon ORS 802.540, 802.550 1983
Pennsylvania 75 Pa. C.S.A. Sec. 1581 et seq. 1996
Rhode Island 1987
South Carolina Code 1976, Secs. 56-1-610 to 56-1-690 1987
South Dakota SDCL Sec. 32-12-56.1 1986
Texas V.T.C.A. Tran. 523.001 et seq. 1993
Utah U.C.A. 195353-3-601 to 53-3-607 1965
Vermont V.S.A. 23 Sec. 3901 et seq. 1987
Virginia Code 1950, Secs. 46.2-483 to 46.2-488 1968
Washington RCW 46.21.010 et seq. 1963
West Virginia W. Va. Code, Secs. 17B-1A, 17B-1A-2 1972
Wyoming W.S. Secs. 31-7-201, 31-7-202 1987

Out-Of-State Violations

Under this section providing that the Commissioner of Motor Vehicles may suspend or revoke any operator’s license for any cause that he deems sufficient, Commissioner has the authority to suspend or revoke an operator’s license for traffic violation occurring in another state. Hickey v. Commissioner of Motor Vehicles (1976) 365 A.2d 403, 170 Conn. 136. Automobiles 144.1(3)

Suspension for one year of operator’s license of motorist who was arrested and convicted in Maine of operating motor vehicle while under influence of intoxicating liquor was proper, notwithstanding that suspension period imposed by Maine was of four months duration. Hickey v. Commissioner of Motor Vehicles (1976) 365 A.2d 403, 170 Conn. 136. Automobiles 144.5

Suspension of operator’s license because of out-of-state traffic violation does not have to be of same duration as and concurrent with suspension imposed by state where violation occurred. Hickey v. Commissioner of Motor Vehicles (1976) 365 A.2d 403, 170 Conn. 136. Automobiles 144.5

Photostatic copies of abstract of the record of defendant’s conviction in Maine for traffic violation and notice of suspension of right to operate motor vehicle in Maine forwarded by Maine officials, were admissible at administrative hearing on revocation of motorist’s operator’s license. Hickey v. Commissioner of Motor Vehicles (1976) 365 A.2d 403, 170 Conn. 136. Automobiles 144.2(9.7)

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