The Problem Driver Pointer System (PDPS) is a computer database maintained by the National Driver Registry (NDR) which contains information including name, date of birth, gender, driver license number, and reporting State of Record (SOR). It reports on individuals whose privilege to operate a motor vehicle has been revoked, suspended, canceled or denied or who have been convicted of serious traffic-related offenses.
Based on information received as a result of an NDR search by a state DMV as part of that agency's process of issuing a driver's license, PDPS "points" the inquiring jurisdiction to the SOR, where an individual's driver status and history information is stored. Based on the information received from the SOR, the issuing state decides if the applicant is eligible to receive a new or renewed driver license.
Possible NDR status outputs from system are: