Out of State

Did you know that even if you have a drivers license issued by another state, that your privilege to drive in North Carolina can be revoked? N.C. General Statute 20-22 covers the situation as follows:
§ 20‑22. Suspending privileges of nonresidents and reporting convictions.

(a) The privilege of driving a motor vehicle on the highways of this State given to a nonresident hereunder shall be subject to suspension or revocation by the Division in like manner and for like cause as a driver’s license issued hereunder may be suspended or revoked.

(b) The Division is further authorized, upon receiving a record of the conviction in this State of a nonresident driver of a motor vehicle of any offense under the motor vehicle laws of this State, to forward a certified copy of such record to the motor vehicle administrator in the state wherein the person so convicted is a resident. (1935, c. 52, s. 16; 1975, c. 716, s. 5; 1979, c. 667, s. 41.)

That means if you are stopped by the highway patrol going 80 mph in a 55 mph zone, North Carolina will not only revoke your privilege to drive here, they can send a certified copy to your home state which may also revoke your privilege to drive there.

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