Format and Content
The Driver Control Record (DCR) shall be maintained by the Jurisdiction of Record (JOR) in the format described in the AAMVAnet Code Dictionary (ACD) and the Interprovincial Record Exchange (IRE) documentation which have been adopted by the Driver Licensing and Control Committee of AAMVA and the Driver and Vehicle Committee of CCMTA/CCATM. Generally, the required data includes, but is not limited to the following:
- Name, address and other identifying information about the driver,
- A licensing history including dates when licenses were issued and withdrawn and jurisdiction(s) where those actions occurred,
- A history of collision information,
- A list of convictions, and
- A list of withdrawal actions, including license suspensions and administrative actions.
Action by the Issuing Jurisdiction
When a jurisdiction (issuing jurisdiction) receives notice of a conviction, collision or administrative action for a person not licensed by the jurisdiction, the jurisdiction (subject to the limitations as delineated in the immediately subsequent paragraph) shall forward the notice of conviction, collision or administrative action to the Jurisdiction of Record (JOR). Only convictions that have been described in the AAMVAnet Code Dictionary (ACD) and the Interprovincial Record Exchange (IRE) documentation which have been adopted by the driver license and control committee of AAMVA and the driver and vehicle committee of CCMTA, shall be forwarded to the JOR. The issuing jurisdiction shall not take withdrawal action for drivers licensed by the Jurisdiction of Record.
Action by the Jurisdiction of Record (JOR)
The JOR shall acknowledge receipt of the notice of conviction, collision or administrative action, place it on the Driver Control Record (DCR) and take any appropriate withdrawal action, notify the driver and require the pertinent compliance responses, e.g., SR-22 filing, payment of reinstatement fee, retesting, etc. All withdrawal actions shall be based on the laws and procedures of the JOR.
Change in Jurisdiction of Record (JOR)
When a jurisdiction issues a license to a driver who was licensed by another jurisdiction, the new jurisdiction then becomes the JOR. 51 The new JOR shall notify the old JOR of its licensing action and shall acknowledge its responsibility to maintain the DCR. The necessity and eligibility to become licensed in a particular jurisdiction are determined by the requirements found in the laws and regulations of that jurisdiction. Nothing in this policy has any force or effect on the licensing jurisdiction’s requirements.
Convictions Not Found in the ACD Code List
Nothing in this policy precludes a jurisdiction from maintaining its own driver records and to take withdrawal actions based on any convictions not found in the ACD code list. However such withdrawal actions shall be effective only in the jurisdiction which takes the action. The record of such convictions and any withdrawal actions taken based on such convictions shall not be made part of the Driver Control Record, nor entered on any driver control national data file, e.g., CDLIS, PDPS, NLETS, NCIC, etc.