The National Driver Register and Other Nightmares

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  1. Kevin Miller
    May 16, 2008

    I too had a run-in with the NDR when I moved from Oregon to Washington. Somebody named Ryan Kevin Miller had his license suspended in New York State. When I, Kevin Ryan Miller, tried to get a WA license, I was denied becuase I was flagged in the NDR.

    I had to FedEx a certified letter with a copy of my Oregon DL and my Social Security number to a clerk in Albany, NY, who then sent me back a certified notice that I was not the same person who had committed the offense that was shown in the NDR. It was truly a frustrating experience, I feel your pain!

  2. rowingaway
    May 16, 2008

    I didn’t even know such a thing existed. I have had a lot of revoked licenses in different states over the last 20 years (speeding) and I now I wonder if I’ll be able to get a license in another state.

  3. Anonymous
    June 5, 2008

    Same thing happened to me. I went to renew my drivers license, and was handed a form telling me i couldnt renew because i had a suspended license in west virginia! I havent driven thru West Virginia for nearly 10 years. After long phone calls apparently someone having the same first and last name as i do had their license suspended. Still trying to get my license renewed here, may teke up to 30 days. Completely crazy, these records should be filed by drivers license number not by names.

  4. Newcrow
    March 31, 2013


    I understand that driving is a privilege know that my opinion means about as much as a vote but here it goes. The National Driver’s Registry is a good idea on paper; it is absolute rubbish in the real world. The reason, how could the U.S. establish a nationwide system without nationwide laws on each State. The statute of limitations on each State is different.

    This NDR is supposed to keep dangerous and repeated offenders from obtaining a driver’s license. The NDR uses pre-historic data dating back from… let’s say… ever. Why are minor traffic issues showing up on this system? It is a way for the State to rape you out of more money and there is nothing anyone can do about it. They are stealing money from the citizens for outdated information that is not dangerous to others.

    For instance, I received a fine for driving with an expired driver’s permit in 1982 in Illinois. It was thrown out in 1983. I was 18 years old and lived in Illinois. In 1986, I was granted an Illinois Driver’s License and has had such for many many years while living in Illinois. Had there been a fee due, I would have paid, had I known about the likes of such. After 30+ years, the Illinois DMV is going to suspend my SC driver’s license for the unpaid “reinstatement” fee. They said that the delay was because my name was spelled differently on my driver’s permit than it was on my driver’s license. I thought that the DMV uses more information than just a person’s name; the exact same license number on my permit was also on my IL Driver’s license; I had the same social number; I renewed my license in IL many times; had car smog checked; purchased new vehicles; I have always paid my parking tickets; I have been stopped by the police at least twice per month on routine checks. Something should have come up then that a fee was due. How is the DMV and Driver’s Registry able to get away with such madness. I highly recommend that everyone write to their State and Government officials for a cap on the age of the data that can be used by these Nazi rape agencies. Continuously flood them with e-mail and actual letters and if a limit is granted, these agencies should be FORCED to produce a refund. This is absolute madness. I must pay the fee to protect my SC driver’s license. I have always been a good citizen everywhere I lived; thinking that I paid everything leaving no strings behind; to see this madness is horrid. Many other people have similar complaints. Keep writing and complaining; keep writing radio and TV stations until someone will post a story of this shameful practice.

  5. A Smith
    December 27, 2013

    I think it was ten years ago, maybe five, that I had my first NDR run-in with my namesake. He has the same full name and birthday but has run afoul of the laws of the great state of TX. I was able to get through it and get my license renewal approved within about three days and multiple phone calls to all parties if I recall correctly with the help of my insurance agent friend.

    Time for renewal again today, and guess what?
    Yes, the teller at the RMV can’t do anything about it, I have to get the record cleared through Texas. Also my ‘not me’ letter from last time won’t suffice because it needs to be dated within the past year. A nice woman at the Dept of Public Reference in Texas was willing to get on the phone to inform Massachusetts that the perp and I don’t share the same race or social security number for starters. But nope, not good enough for the teller, and nobody at the Attleboro RMV had authority to override the flag. So into the bureaucratic morass I go.

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