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AmericanPatriot1776
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Posted: 7/10/2005 9:03:00 PM
If an employer asks you if you have ever had a moving violation or an accident, how far back can they check?

I was hit by a tanker truck 6 years ago while I was waiting for a stop light. If I am applying for a driving job, will this count against me?

I had a speeding ticket 10 years ago, do I have to disclose that?

Anyone have any experience with this situation?
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Posted: 7/10/2005 9:03:58 PM
In Cali it's 5 years

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Posted: 7/10/2005 9:05:35 PM
You mean a regular driving abstract? In NY it goes back 36 months I think for most things. Tractor trailer drivers have a separate private system that keeps track of accidents and tickets. I only heard a little bit about it 2nd hand from a driver. Kind of creepy, sounds like it's easy for a former employer to stick it to a driver.

Anyway your local dmv should be able to tell you
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Posted: 7/10/2005 9:56:04 PM

Originally Posted By sgtar15:
In Cali it's 5 years

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Generally, 3 years. 7 years for reckless, DUI, etc.

www.dmv.ca.gov/pubs/brochures/fast_facts/ffdl15.htm
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Posted: 7/10/2005 10:04:38 PM
the app will say how for back they what you to list.
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Posted: 7/10/2005 10:13:49 PM

Originally Posted By Stormtruck:
the app will say how for back they what you to list.



It sounds like he wants to know whether or not he can lie on the application.


If an employer asks you if you have ever had a moving violation or an accident, how far back can they check?

...

I had a speeding ticket 10 years ago, do I have to disclose that?



"ever" means "ever".
He who would disarm me threatens my life and will be dealt with accordingly.
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Posted: 7/11/2005 12:07:12 AM
As far as I am concerned, once it drifts off your DMV record, it never happened. So, if you know it's off, say "never."
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Posted: 7/11/2005 1:40:41 AM
As long as they want. They ask about convictions or tickets. Anybody that goes more than a few years back isn't getting good data and probably will ignore minor stuff many years ago. In fact most applications say ignore minor traffic violataions.

HOWEVER, falsify an application and you will get terminated as in FIRED. Now you have a real problem, because if if your next application aks why you are no longer there? and you don't lie again, you may be in deep kimchee.

If you have no other problems and you fit what they are looking for, a minor accident not your fault many years ago isn't going to make a difference. If you don't fit what they are looking for, then it doesn't really matter in that case either.

And BTW companies do check and companies will tell if you got fired for cause. The pendulum has swung back. As long as a company gives accurate information they are far less likely to be sued and lose than if they have derogatory information and don't provide it.
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Posted: 7/11/2005 9:03:09 AM

Originally Posted By fizassist:

Originally Posted By Stormtruck:
the app will say how for back they what you to list.



It sounds like he wants to know whether or not he can lie on the application.


If an employer asks you if you have ever had a moving violation or an accident, how far back can they check?

...

I had a speeding ticket 10 years ago, do I have to disclose that?



"ever" means "ever".





I do not want to lie about anything, but if an accident was not my fault, I do not want to get screwed because of it.