In an article yesterday from the St. Petersburg Times, it seems that St. Petersburg mayoral candidate Deveron Gibbon’s does have a clean driving record. The paper printed it wrong in an article from Sunday’s paper.
I personally have my own issues with the Times and their lack of fact checking as well as their one sided approach to journalism. But the July 8, 2009 article brings up a good point: Driving records received from either the Clerk of Court, or the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles are often incorrect or misleading. Which causes problems for people when they apply for jobs, get background checks, or ultimately have their licenses suspended based on incorrect information. Click here for correct information.
What should you do about it? Check your driver’s license regularly at the DHSMV website and if you think the information is wrong. We can’t guarantee we can fix it, but our motto is: “the fix it firm.”