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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


Click a state to view its list of compacts

StateCitationYear Of Joinder
AlabamaCode of Ala. 1975 Secs. 32-6-30 to 32-6-361966
AlaskaAlaska: AS Secs. 28.37.010 to 28.37.1901986
ArizonaA.R.S. Sec. 28-18511963
ArkansasArk. Code Ann. Secs. 27-17-101 to 27-17-1061969
CaliforniaWest’s Ann. Cal. Veh. Code Sec. 15000 et seq.1963
ColoradoC.R.S. Secs. 24-60-1101 to 24-60-11071965
Congress72 Stat.6351958
ConnecticutC.G.S.A. Secs. 14-111c1993
D.C.DC Code Secs. 50-1001, 50-10021985
Delaware21 Del. C. Secs. 8101, 8111, to 81131964
FloridaWest’s F.S.A. Sec. 322.43 et seq.1967
HawaiiHRS Secs. 286C-1, 286C-21971
IdahoI.C. Secs. 49-2001 to 49-20031963
Illinois625 ILCS 5/6-700 et seq.1970
IndianaIC 9-28-1-1 to IC 9-28-1-61967
IowaI.C.A. Secs. 321C.1, 321C.21965
KansasK.S.A. 8-1212 et seq.1965
LouisianaLSA-R.S. 32:1420 et seq.1968
MarylandMd. [Transp.] Code Ann. Secs. 16-701 to 16-7081987
MassachusettsALM GL 90:30B1988
MinnesotaM.S.A. Sec. 171.50 et seq.1989
MississippiCode 1972, Secs. 63-1-101 to 63-1-1131962
MissouriV.A.M.S. Secs. 302.600, 302.6051985
MontanaMCA Title 61, Ch. 5, part 41963
NebraskaR.S.N. Vol. 2A Appendix Sec. 1-1131963
New HampshireRSA 263:77-263:811986
New JerseyN.J.S.A. 39:5D-1 et seq.1967
New MexicoNMSA 1978 Secs. 66-5-49 to 66-5-511963
New YorkMcKinney’s Vehicle & Traffic Law Sec. 5161965
North CarolinaG.S. Secs. 20-4.21 to 20-4.301993
North Dakota1986
OhioRC 4507.60-4507.631987
Oklahoma47 Okl. St. Ann. Sec. 781 et seq.1967
OregonORS 802.540, 802.5501983
Pennsylvania75 Pa. C.S.A. Sec. 1581 et seq.1996
Rhode Island1987
South CarolinaCode 1976, Secs. 56-1-610 to 56-1-6901987
South DakotaSDCL Sec. 32-12-56.11986
TexasV.T.C.A. Tran. 523.001 et seq.1993
UtahU.C.A. 195353-3-601 to 53-3-6071965
VermontV.S.A. 23 Sec. 3901 et seq.1987
VirginiaCode 1950, Secs. 46.2-483 to 46.2-4881968
WashingtonRCW 46.21.010 et seq.1963
West VirginiaW. Va. Code, Secs. 17B-1A, 17B-1A-21972
WyomingW.S. Secs. 31-7-201, 31-7-2021987

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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