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    A question on the app I'm filling out now asks for a complete history of tickets and accidents, along with dates, towns, descriptions, etc.

    I've gotten I think 3 tickets in my life dating back to over 17 years ago. Same with accidents; I had a couple minor fender benders one my fault one mutual dating back about 15 years ago or more.

    At the sake of sounding ignorant, I have really no idea what the dates were or even the year really. I have an idea of what towns they were in, but I mean do people really remember the details 17 years ago?

    Also - I called DMV and their records only go back 10 years. I went to each town PD which I thought I got the tickets in and they have no record. Lastly, I called my insurance company and they have no record of any moving violations.

    I don't know what else I can do that shows I made every effort to get this information however it was so long ago I don't remember.
    Last edited by 469881Q; 09-09-2009, 03:31 PM.

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    Originally posted by 469881Q View Post
    A question on the app I'm filling out now asks for a complete history of tickets and accidents, along with dates, towns, descriptions, etc.

    I've gotten I think 3 tickets in my life dating back to over 17 years ago. Same with accidents; I had a couple minor fender benders one my fault one mutual dating back about 15 years ago or more.

    At the sake of sounding ignorant, I have really no idea what the dates were or even the year really. I have an idea of what towns they were in, but I mean do people really remember the details 17 years ago?

    Also - I called DMV and their records only go back 10 years. I went to each town PD which I thought I got the tickets in and they have no record. Lastly, I called my insurance company and they have no record of any moving violations.

    I don't know what else I can do that shows I made every effort to get this information however it was so long ago I don't remember.
    Come as close as you can to the dates/ circumstances. While DMV/Insurance records go back 5-7 years, Background Investigators have the ability to search records which are off-line. Don't let that cause you to lose any sleep, simply do the best you can. You can also annotate the response with "to the best of my memory". It shouldn't be a problem.

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    • #3
      See if you can narrow down the time frame as to when these events happened such as, "when I was in high school, I got a ticket" "when I was in college, I got into an accident" etc.

      Just explain to the angency you applied why you can't remember the exact dates and that you did your own background check of sorts.

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      • #4
        Excellent advice, thank you!

        I can't believe I got a ticket 17 years ago, am I that old??? I see most questions on this forum are from people in their early 20's; never thought I'd be one of the oldest applicants in the pool.

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