Problem Driver Pointer System (PDPS) Driver Services

The National Driver Register (NDR) is a division in the National Center for Statistics and Analysis under the federal agency National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).

The NDR maintains the computerized database known as the Problem Driver Pointer System (PDPS) which contains information on individuals whose privilege to operate a motor vehicle has been revoked, suspended, canceled or denied or who have been convicted of serious traffic-related offenses.

The records maintained at the NDR consist of identification information including name, date of birth, gender, driver license number, and reporting State. Based on information received as a result of an NDR search, PDPS will "point" the State of Inquiry (SOI) to the State of Record (SOR), where an individual's driver status and history information is maintained.

Possible NDR status outputs from system:

All driver applicants, with the exception of applicants for a non-commercial permit, who visit a facility for a renewal, a duplicate or a corrected DL, CDL or CLP will have their driving record checked through PDPS to make sure their driving privileges have not been withdrawn in another State.

If PDPS finds an issue in another State, Illinois will provide the applicant with the out of state list of PDPS contacts, to assist the applicant with contacting the State where the issue resides to resolve it. Illinois cannot resolve the issue for you.

Until the PDPS issue is resolved, Illinois by law will not be able to process the applicant for a renewal, a duplicate or a corrected DL, CDL or CLP.

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