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Old 12-08-2009, 10:47 AM
 
Location: Cincinnati, Ohio
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So i reserved a trip a while back - for over NYE and it involves me renting a car. Without going into to much detail, by the time i go to get my car, my license will be suspended. Do they run a background check? Will they be able to see this or will i be able to pick up the car without a problem?

Thanks in advance and please dont judge, haha.

G Man
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Old 12-08-2009, 10:52 AM
 
Location: where the moss is taking over the villages
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So i reserved a trip a while back - for over NYE and it involves me renting a car. Without going into to much detail, by the time i go to get my car, my license will be suspended. Do they run a background check? Will they be able to see this or will i be able to pick up the car without a problem?

Thanks in advance and please dont judge, haha.

G Man
I was never aware of any license check, just the credit check.

Good luck with getting the "situation" sorted out. My daughter recalls her father regaling her with his tale of getting his license suspended when he registered to vote. She was about 10 years old & was overwhelmed that HE cried when he told her it was revoked for lack of child support payments.

I told her that her step father would never cry for getting caught doing something wrong. haha. The look on her face was priceless.

I hope all works out well for you. I wouldn't wish anything bad on anyone.

Happy travels!
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Old 12-08-2009, 10:58 AM
 
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No.

They will ask for your license and make a copy, if it is still in your possesion and not expired it should be cool. No license check to see if it is suspended. I doubt they even have that ability.
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Old 12-08-2009, 11:01 AM
 
Location: Cincinnati, Ohio
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I was never aware of any license check, just the credit check.

Good luck with getting the "situation" sorted out. My daughter recalls her father regaling her with his tale of getting his license suspended when he registered to vote. She was about 10 years old & was overwhelmed that HE cried when he told her it was revoked for lack of child support payments.

I told her that her step father would never cry for getting caught doing something wrong. haha. The look on her face was priceless.

I hope all works out well for you. I wouldn't wish anything bad on anyone.

Happy travels!
Credit check is fine, i can pass that one, haha.

Well my situation isnt that bad. Just a little legal issue so i probably wont be driving for the next 6 months, except to work and back.

G Man
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Old 12-08-2009, 11:14 AM
 
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You're gonna rent a car when your driver's license is suspended??? I have NO advice for you...
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Old 12-08-2009, 11:29 AM
 
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Suspended license have an accident= lawsuit= jailtime.
Get pulled over for a ticket = serious troubles.
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Old 12-08-2009, 11:59 AM
 
Location: Cincinnati, Ohio
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Once again. Please dont judge. I asked a question. You dont know my situation. Thanks to the other posters for the responses.

G Man
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Old 12-08-2009, 12:01 PM
 
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So i reserved a trip a while back - for over NYE and it involves me renting a car. Without going into to much detail, by the time i go to get my car, my license will be suspended. Do they run a background check? Will they be able to see this or will i be able to pick up the car without a problem?

Thanks in advance and please dont judge, haha.

G Man
Yes. The major agencies can access your driving record very quickly and often do.
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Old 12-08-2009, 12:23 PM
 
Location: North Jersey
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Hmmm I would be careful it's a crap shoot & pray you don't get into an accident because you are toast;

Another surprise you may discover at the rental counter is that many companies now check your driving record before giving you the keys to a car. You might not find out this is happening when you hand over your driver's license, but most agencies disclose it somewhere on their Web site. (When I rented a car from Thrifty in Michigan last summer, I had to sign a form acknowledging I had been told about this policy.)

(A friend found out his driver's license had been suspended — for unpaid parking tickets — when he tried to pick up a rental car, even before the D.M.V. notice arrived.)

Avoiding Surprises at the Car Rental Counter - New York Times
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Old 12-08-2009, 12:41 PM
 
Location: Cincinnati, Ohio
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Thanks for the info. Perhaps ill have to try something else.

G Man
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