In the state of Missouri, the Department of Revenue often times creates what they call a “master add” record which are normally driving records that end with the letters MA. There are a variety of reasons why these are created, but mainly as placeholders for someone who has done something wrong and the state cannot match it up to their actual driving record, for whatever reason.
We have 8.3 million driving records with 830,000 master add record which equates to 10% of the total database.
When you're looking at habitual offenders then we could see possibly as high as 20% of those people as having a second record that needs to be combined with their actual driving record. Without having those combined we do not have a true picture of that person's driving history.
With the above stated, this creates a great need to search for the person's driving record and any other placeholder records by name within a city or name within a partial zip code or even name and year of birth or name and date of birth rather than specific driver’s license number. (Often times the master add records do have the correct year of birth or even the specific date of birth.)
We have a new user tutorial which details our recommended way for searching effectively for driving records through our system. We think it is worthwhile for you and your staff to review this document. Not only will it help in finding master add records, but will also help with finding the correct driving record on people with names that are spelled in a non-traditional fashion etc.
As always feel free to reach out to us if you need any assistance. Accounts@FirstInfoSource.com