The driver license compact was created in order to standardize the exchange driver license records between member states. It allows state driver license authorities to decide if they will issue new licenses.
This means that member states can use other member states' driver license records when determining whether issue an applicant a license..
The IDLC allows states to share data with other states regarding driving records, criminal history, and motor vehicle violations.
In addition, the compact requires that states deny issuance of a driver's license based on an applicant's failure to comply with any provision of law relating to the use of alcohol or controlled substances.
The compact also requires states to cooperate with one another when issuing driver's licenses. It also requires states to exchange information regarding the licensing of commercial drivers.