How to Get A Nebraska Driving Record (A Complete Guide)

How to Get A Nebraska Driving Record (A Complete Guide)

Were you asked to present your Nebraska driving record?

Maybe you just want to see how many points you’ve accumulated on your license

Whatever the case, you will need to get your hand on your driving record. 

And this is where we come in. 

Here, we’re going to give you a complete guide on how to get a Nebraska driving record. We’ll list all the methods, go through all the steps, and show you how to improve your record. 

We’ll even talk a bit about the Nebraska point system. 

So are you ready?

Let’s go!

Types of Driving Records in Nebraska

There are two types of driving records available in Nebraska:

  • 5-Year Record: As its name implies, it shows your driving history for the last five years.
  • Complete Record: In comparison, this type contains your entire driving history since you received your driver’s license.

What sets these two apart is the amount of information it contains. But both show the following:

Personal InformationLicense InformationDriver History
Complete name
Residential address
Your physical description
Driver’s license number
License issuance and expiration dates
Driver’s license status
Restrictions, suspensions, and revocations
Traffic accidents and convictions
Accumulated traffic points 

How to Get My Driving Record in Nebraska

Regardless of which type of driving record you need, there are three ways to get a copy:

  • Online
  • By Mail
  • In Person

Let’s go through the steps for each one.

How to Get a Nebraska Driving Record Online

If you’re all about convenience, online is the way to go. Fortunately, you can request your driving record this way — and even that of someone else’s!

Here’s what you need to do:

  1. Have this information ready:
    1. Driver’s license number
    2. Social Security Number
    3. The record owner’s complete name (as how it appears on the license)
    4. The record owner’s date of birth
  1. Go to Nebraska’s online Driver License Record Search.
  1. Enter the necessary information and follow the prompts on the screen.
  1. Pay the $7.50 fee through a credit card or an electronic check. 

You can view your driving record as soon as you complete the transaction. 

How convenient was that?

How to Get a Nebraska Driving Record by Mail

Another option is getting your driving record through the mail. Remember, though, that this takes more time.

If that’s not a problem, here’s what you need to do:

  1. Download a copy of the Application for Copy of Driving Record form.
  1. Be sure to fill the form out with the necessary information. These include the following: 
    1. Your name (as it appears on your license) 
    2. Birthdate
    3. Your driver’s license number
    4. Which kind of driving record you want
    5. The purpose of getting a record
    6. If you’re requesting your own or someone else’s record
    7. And more
  1. Enclose the form with the following items:
    1. A check or money order for $7.50, payable to the Department of Motor Vehicles
    2. A stamped, self-addressed envelope
  1. Send everything to this address:

Nebraska Department of Motor Vehicles 

Driver and Vehicle Records Division 

301 Centennial Mall South 

PO Box 94789 Lincoln

NE 68509-4789

  1. Wait for your Nebraska driving record to arrive via mail 

As you can see, the process is still very easy. But again, it will take some time before you can get a hold of your record. 

How to Get a Nebraska Driving Record In Person

Don’t worry if neither of the first two methods appeals to you. There’s still a third option — getting your driving record in person.

Here are the steps:

  1. Complete an Application for Copy of Driving Record form and bring it to the Nebraska DMV State Office

NOTE: You can go anytime between 8:00 am to 5:00 pm, Mondays to Fridays.

  1. Bring a valid form of identification on your visit.
  1. Pay the $7.50 fee.

It might take up more of your time, but you’re guaranteed to walk out with your driving record in hand.

How to Improve Your Nebraska Driving Record

So your driving record is not ideal and you’re looking for ways to improve it. 

Well, we’re going to give you some tips that will help you do just that. 

  • Be familiar with your driving record. The more frequently you check it, the easier it’ll be to ensure its accuracy. If you notice errors, inform the DMV immediately.
  • Attend a Nebraska-approved Driver Improvement Course. If you complete this course and you have less than 12 points on your license, you will be allowed to remove 2 points. However, you can only use this once in 5 years.
  • Avoid future violations. Once you’ve used the Driver Improvement card, you won’t get any further reductions (at least for the next 5 years). So knowing traffic signs, signals, and road conditions can help you avoid additional points.
  • Do not drink and drive. The last thing you want is to get even more points. And if you are charged with DUI, then that will automatically add 6 points. So DON’T DRINK AND DRIVE. 

Understanding the Nebraska Point System 

Understanding Nebraska’s point system is integral when checking out your driving record. 

Remember, each violation adds a specific number of points to your license. Getting 12 points within 24 months (from when you got the first one) results in license revocation.

We’ve detailed this for you to help you keep track of possible points.

Speeding is a concern in Nebraska, but the number of points you get depends on WHERE you committed the violation.

Speed Over Allowable LimitBusiness and Residential DistrictCounty Roads and State HighwaysInterstate Highways
1 to 5 mph000
Over 5 to 10 mph211
Over 10 to 15 mph322
Over 15 to 35 mph333
Over 35 mph444

Other violations have the following points:

Refusing to take an alcohol content test
Driving without a license
Driving with an expired license
All other traffic violations not specified in this list
Not yielding the right-of-way to a pedestrian but not resulting in injury2
Violating a school bus crossing
Negligent driving
Using a wireless communication device to send, read, or write messages while driving
Not yielding the right-of-way to a pedestrian resulting in injury
Careless driving
Reckless driving5
Willful reckless driving
Leaving the scene of an accident
First and second DUI offenses
Not providing aid in an accident involving you
Third and subsequent DUI offensesMotor vehicle homicide12

The Wrap Up

And there you have it! 

Not only do you now know how to get a Nebraska driving record, but you also know how to improve it and watch out for points. 

So if you need to get a hold of your driving record, then choose whether you want to get it online, by mail, or in person. 

And remember, improving your driving record means following all the Nebraska road rules and driving laws. 

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