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How long do at-fault accidents stay on a driving record?

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TD Insurance notes that at-fault accidents generally stay on a person's driving record for between six and ten years. The California Department of Motor Vehicles notes that points that are assigned to a driver's license for an at-fault accident may stay on the driver's record for three to ten years.

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How long do at-fault accidents stay on a driving record?
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The California DMV notes that the more severe an accident is, the more likely it is to stay on the driver's record longer. For instance, a driver in California who has a minor accident may have the accident removed from the driving record after as little as three years. More severe accidents, such as hit-and-runs, may stay on the driver's record for ten years.


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