Use the abbreviation to provide the specific state, province, or nation indicated on the driver’s license.


The geographic or political entity issuing the driver license. Includes the States of the United States (including the District of Columbia and outlying areas), Indian Nations, U.S. Government, Canadian Provinces, and Mexican States (including the Distrito Federal), as well as other jurisdictions.


This element is necessary for evaluating the effectiveness of various licensing laws. This element is also critical in providing linkage between the crash and driver license files at the State level.


Data Quality Audit Results

Report TypeCompleteIncomplete
Local Police (electronic)57392.7%457.3%
Local Police (paper)62297.5%162.5%
State Police (electronic)58493.7%396.3%