What do employers look for in a driving record?

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What's On a Driving Record

When employers obtain your driving record, they look for citations and any major driving-related convictions to make sure you won’t be a liability to the company. If you’ve recently interviewed for a job, particularly one that requires driving as part of the job duties, then you know employers can ask to see your driving record.

If driving is included in your job duties, an employer wants to make sure you are a responsible driver and won’t put the company at unnecessary risk. And even if driving is not included in job duties, employers often look at driving records to assess how responsible you are and what risk you might bring to the company in general.

So, what are employers really looking for in a driving record? For one, they’d love to see nothing in terms of citations and driving-related convictions. But that doesn’t mean a single speeding ticket will doom your chances of getting the job. Except in rare cases, a perfect driving record isn’t what employers are seeking. They just want to know you don’t repeatedly get moving violations and more serious offenses like DUI. In addition, they may be testing to see whether you were honest in answering your application question about previous convictions.

By all means, if you’ve ever been convicted of a DUI or DWI, tell the truth on your application or risk being contradicted by your driving record.

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