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Orlando, Fla. — There are many reasons to get a copy of your Florida driving record - also known as your license history. One of those very good reasons is to save on your auto insurance policy since many insurers do offer incentives for a good driving record.

You probably have seen it on TV commercials and it even sounds funny, or maybe not as important, but what better use would you give the money you may save?



You can get your driving record instantly directly from the Florida DMV records from a State approved provider.

For past traffic citations if you chose to use a traffic school, you need to order a complete driving record because the 3 and 7 year Florida Driving Records do not reflect incidents where a traffic school was involved.

Florida Drivers are permitted to complete a driver improvement course (traffic school) five (5) times in their life and once in a twelve (12) month period. If you receive a traffic ticket and are considering traffic school you should be certain you meet the eligibility requirements.

When you know your driving record you will know exactly what is in the official Florida record to avoid surprises like tickets and fines due at the time of renewing your vehicle registration and of course, as we mentioned before, a considerable increase in your car insurance policy.

As simple as this, if you are applying for a job that requires driving a company vehicle, then the hiring company will likely check your driving record. If you are applying for new auto insurance the insurance company will get a copy of your driving record to evaluate your history.

If you feel there is an error on your Florida drivers license record contact the DMV customer service center at (850) 922-9000.

Also, the State of Florida has a large senior citizen population, and therefore, many mature drivers on the roads. The State offers a variety of programs to assist senior drivers and their families stay safe on the road and decide when it’s time to stop driving.

One extraordinary resource that was developed by the University of Florida is the Florida Senior Safety Resource Center, which provides tools to keep driving skills sharp, tests to determine if you should consider to stop driving, and information on how to get around without a car.

If you have parents, grandparents or relatives under these circumstances you can guide them through, to feel comfortable making an informed decision. This may ease the process of making them aware of their current situation and deal with a transition.

According to the Florida DMV guidelines for defensive driving the following tips will  help keep you safe on the road.

#1: Give yourself time to respond. Keep your distance!

#2: Spot a Bad Driver

#3: DO NOT Drink and Drive

#4: Don't be an Aggressive Driver

#5: Avoid Head-On Collisions

#6: Stay Focused

This last one being the most difficult one to follow these days, given the amount of distractions, especially those that come from your smart phone.

If you are in the process of buying a new car or for any reason considering an auto insurance policy and have questions, one of our courteous expert agents is available to find you answers and help you select the best type of coverage in your particular case.



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