National Driver Register Law and Legal Definition

The National Driver Register (NDR) is a system that maintains information on drivers, regarding suspended licenses. It is operated by the U.S. Department of Transportation. Federal law mandates individual states to post information on suspended licenses in this database. Each State Registry of Motor Vehicles posts such information on to the NDR. However, it is not an official criminal history repository.

The NDR records information relating to convictions of driving under the influence of alcohol or controlled substances, failing to help at an accident involving death or injury, and knowingly making a false affidavit or committing perjury to officials about an activity governed by a law or regulation on the operation of a motor vehicle. Additionally, the NDR contains information on traffic violations resulting from a fatal automobile collision, reckless driving, or racing on the highways.