The Connecticut DMV learns of a conviction in another state through the national driver register. The NDR consists of a central repository of information on individuals who can’t drive. Their driving privilege got revoked, suspended, canceled or denied. It also consists of those who got convicted of serious traffic-related offenses. All 50 states have access to this information about out-of-state convictions for license suspensions. For more information on out of state convictions and license suspensions, read on.
Driver’s License Compact
Also, 48 states belong either to an agreement called the driver’s license compact or the non-resident violator compact. The only states that don’t belong to one or the other are Michigan and Wisconsin. When you get a ticket outside of your home state, the Department of Motor Vehicles will relay the information to your home state. This impacts your driving record as if the ticket happened there. Many people find this especially difficult because had the arrest been in Connecticut, it may have been possible to avoid a conviction altogether by using the alcohol education program and now that individual will not benefit from the program. (The Connecticut Appellate Court has found that there is no violation of the law in imposing the one year suspension.)
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