Safety Guidelines & Actions

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What does it mean to be a negligent driver? What happens if you get a DUI? Here you will find information about how DMV handles situations like DUIs and fraud. You can also learn more about what happens at a DMV hearing, and review the kinds of certificate or license endorsements drivers can receive.

In This Section

Driving Under the Influence (DUI)

Learn about DMV policies regarding drivers who are found to be driving under the influence of alcohol or other substances.


Learn about the Negligent Operator Treatment System, negligent operator points, DMV hearings, and what happens if you are involved in a fatal/serious injury collision.


It is illegal to provide false documents to DMV. Learn about DMV policies regarding fraud.

Deteriorated Driving Skill

Sometimes, a driver’s declining mental or physical state means that they can no longer drive safely. Learn about how DMV approaches a situation with deteriorated driving skill.

Financial Responsibility (Insurance)

Every driver is required to have insurance in order to drive legally. Learn about insurance requirements and what happens if you are found driving without insurance.

Certificates and Endorsements

Drivers who transport passengers (like a bus or farm tractor) or hazardous materials (HazMat) are required to have a certificate or license endorsement.

Administrative Hearings

If DMV orders action against a person’s driving privilege, that person has the right to a hearing to contest the action and review the evidence supporting it.