An Abstract of Driving Record (ADR) is the printout of your driving record as maintained by the Washington State Department of Licensing. When you go to your local DMV and ask for a copy of your driving record, this is the document that you get. Once you get your ADR, how can you tell what in the world it says?
The Department of Licensing put out a “key” to reading the ADR in 2006. Perhaps not surprisingly, this document is very difficult to locate. I’ve put a copy on my website in the WebResources section. The most difficult part in understanding the ADR is the Department’s use of abbreviations. For example, a reference to “Non Ext” after conviction for an offense requiring additional license suspension, like a second degree driving while license suspension charge, means that there will be no re-suspension of the driver’s license. It actually stands for “Non Extension of suspension” but that definition, in itself, is confusing.
The ADR is broken into sections. From top to bottom, they are: