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A driver’s driving record is information maintained in a database controlled by a state’s department of public safety, department of motor vehicles, or similar department or agency. The driver’s driving record generally includes the driver’s name, date of birth, address, license status, list of all accidents, and list of all moving violations on record.

A driver may want to request their driving record to prove to a court the driver is eligible for a driving safety or defensive driving course; to confirm that penalty points on a driver’s license have been removed after completing a driving safety or defensive driving course; or to persuade an insurance company to give the driver a better rate on insurance premiums.

In Texas, a driver's driving record is maintained by the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS). This record, also known as a driving abstract or history, includes the driver's personal information such as name, date of birth, address, and license status, as well as a comprehensive list of all accidents and moving violations. Drivers in Texas can request their driving records for various reasons, including to provide proof of eligibility for a driving safety or defensive driving course to a court, to verify the removal of penalty points from their license after completing such a course, or to negotiate better insurance premium rates. There are different types of driving records available, and they can be requested online, by mail, or in person at a DPS office. It's important for drivers to periodically check their driving records to ensure accuracy and to be aware of their driving status.

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