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Can You DoorDash If You Have A Speeding Ticket?

DoorDash is a great gig option for those who own their car and are looking to make a little extra cash on the side.

However, before you apply to become a driver for DoorDash, you may have questions about the application process.

I know I did when I was first starting, and one of them was, “Can you DoorDash if you have a speeding ticket?”

Luckily, I found the answer and now you can too!

Can You DoorDash If You Have a Speeding Ticket?


You can still drive for DoorDash if you have a prior speeding ticket.

Three or more speeding tickets, however, will disqualify you from being a DoorDash delivery driver.

DoorDash runs background checks on all applicants.

A DUI or felony on your record will disqualify you from driving for DoorDash.

DoorDash Driving Violation Policy

DoorDash doesn’t only run a background check when you apply to be a driver.

The company also runs random background checks on its drivers throughout their tenure.

This means that if you get a driving violation at any point during your employment with DoorDash, you could be subject to deactivation.

In addition to looking at driving records and your criminal history, DoorDash also keeps a tally of your job performance.

If you receive too many complaints from customers, are frequently late, tamper with customer orders, or fail to make deliveries, you could be deactivated.

How Does a Speeding Ticket Affect Your Application to Work for DoorDash?

A single speeding ticket will not affect your application to work for DoorDash.

If you have multiple speeding tickets, however, your application may be rejected.

DoorDash does not allow drivers with three or more speeding violations to drive for them.

Does DoorDash Check Your Driving Record?


DoorDash uses a system called Checkr to run background checks on all applicants.

DoorDash also runs periodic background checks, including driving record checks, on all of its active employees.

The DoorDash background check includes a driving history check.

What Does DoorDash Look for in a Background Check?

The rest of the DoorDash background check is the same as it would be for any other background check.

DoorDash runs your name through the National Sex-Offender Registry and looks for felonies, DUIs, and drug-related offenses on your permanent record.

Driving History

The DoorDash background check looks at the national DMV motor records database to find the following things:

  • DUIs
  • Running stoplights
  • Traffic violations involving drugs
  • Accidents
  • Driving without insurance
  • Speeding tickets

As mentioned, DoorDash will only ding you on speeding tickets if there are three or more in your history.

Criminal History

DoorDash will also look at your criminal record for things like felony convictions, sexual offenses, DUIs, drug and alcohol-related offenses, or three or more moving violations (such as speeding tickets.)

It is possible to work for DoorDash with a prior felony, however, these cases are evaluated on an individual basis.

It is also possible to work for DoorDash without a driver’s license or with a DUI in your history if you live in a city where DoorDash allows delivery on foot or by bike.

What Will Disqualify You from DoorDash?

While a single speeding ticket will not disqualify you from driving for DoorDash, three or more speeding tickets will.

Additionally, any felony convictions, DUIs, sexual offenses, or drug-related offenses may also disqualify you.

How Far Back Does the DoorDash Background Check Go?

DoorDash limits their background check to the last seven years, except in the case of felonies, which will always show up no matter how long ago they happened.

The DMV record check is limited to the last three years, except in the case of DUIs or drug-related offenses.

For DUIs and drug-related offenses, the time limit is seven years.

This means that if you received three or more speeding tickets, but those tickets are more than three years old, you are in the clear.

However, don’t let any more tickets accumulate on your record, as DoorDash continues to run checks as long as you drive for them.

What Documents Do You Need to Provide?

For DoorDash to run the check, you’ll need to provide the following items:

  • Full Name
  • SSN
  • Date of Birth

You will also need to provide consent to Checkr to run the background check on you.

You may additionally need to provide your driver’s license and a copy of your car insurance.

You are required to maintain your auto insurance as long as you drive for DoorDash.

How Will You Know if You Passed DoorDash Background Check?

You can expect to hear the results of your background check within 3-10 business days, depending on how complex your driving history is.

You will be alerted by Checkr via email when the check is complete, and you will receive a copy of the report, along with your status.

You can also track the status of your background check online through your Checkr account on the Checkr website.

Your application will be periodically updated with new a status report whenever the process reaches a new step.

There are a few things that will automatically disqualify you from DoorDash.

  • More than 3 moving violations
  • Criminal history
  • Drug and/or alcohol convictions
  • DUI
  • Sexual Offenses

What Happens if You Get Other Tickets While Driving for DoorDash?

Once DoorDash accepts you as a driver, you will need to keep your driving record clean.

When DoorDash runs its periodic background checks, it will note any minor traffic violations.

Once you have accumulated more than three moving violations, the company may deactivate your status.

If you receive a DUI, drug-related offense, or felony while driving for DoorDash, the app may immediately deactivate you.

These offenses are evaluated on a case-by-case basis but often lead to deactivation.

Adds to Your Tally

In addition to driving violations and criminal offenses, DoorDash keeps a tally of your performance as a driver.

If you are repeatedly late, receive numerous complaints from customers or vendors, or violate any of DoorDash’s policies, you could also face deactivation.

Will DoorDash Deactivate You for a Speeding Ticket?

DoorDash will not deactivate you for a single speeding ticket.

However, if you accumulate multiple speeding tickets, you could face deactivation.

Frequently Asked Questions

If you’re still unsure about whether or not you can DoorDash if you have a speeding ticket, here are a few frequently asked questions about DoorDash and their driver requirements.

How long does a DoorDash background check take?

The DoorDash background check usually takes between 3-10 business days.

If you have a very complicated driving or criminal history, the process could take longer.

Can I apply to DoorDash after being deactivated?

You cannot re-apply to DoorDash after deactivation; however, you can submit an appeal to contest the deactivation.

If you feel you were unfairly deactivated, or if there is more to your case that DoorDash needs to know, submit an official appeal.

Can felons work for DoorDash?

DoorDash evaluates felonies and some other criminal offenses on a case-by-case basis.

If DoorDash’s background check finds a felony in your history, your application will go under the “consider” status.

At that point, a DoorDash representative may reach out to you for clarification or more information about the incident.

Based on the nature of the incident, the time elapsed since conviction, and other factors, DoorDash may or may not choose to approve your application.

Can I work for DoorDash without a license?

In some cities, you may be able to work for DoorDash without a driver’s license.

Find out if DoorDash in your area allows deliveries by bike or on foot.

Wrapping Up

You can drive for DoorDash after receiving a speeding ticket.

If you have three or more speeding tickets, however, they may ultimately reject you.

Felonies, DUIs, and other criminal offenses are evaluated on a case-by-case basis and are often grounds for rejection.

DoorDash runs background checks on all applicants and current drivers, so make sure you keep your driving record clean, even after the company hires you.

Have any questions?

Let us know in the comments!

As long as you aren’t a chronic speedster, you’ll have no problem passing DoorDash’s background check and other application requirements.

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