Hopefully I can explain my situation and not come off as a law-dodging criminal, but I'm afraid to most it will probably appear as such. I have a driver's license issued from Connecticut, and recently received a notice requiring me to complete operator re-training (a result of my having received my second moving violation in a 36 month period). the statute further stipulates that after completion of the operator re-training, I have to keep a record clean of moving violations for a new 36 month period. if I receive a MV, the first conviction results in a 30-day license suspension, second results in 60 days and similarly on forward. Having to drive on edge for the next 36 months to avoid license suspension is not something I'd like to do. Even while driving safely, it's possible to receive mistaken traffic violations that will ultimately suspend my license for a period of time. I would like to avoid this.
I happen to work full time and go to school full-time in NY. My question centers on the possibility or impossibility of changing my driver's license state from CT to NY and the repercussions of doing such (Do I then have to have a car registered in NY? How will it affect my insurance? Etc.). If I change over my license to NY, will my license still be suspended for 30 days upon the next conviction of a moving violation even though it is a CT statute that dictates it?
I've briefly done a search on switching licenses and also how different state laws apply to similar scenarios. It seems I should be able to get a NY license as my license is not currently suspended, and if needed, I do have personally addressed mail sent to my NY address dating back almost 2 years. Additionally, from what I've read, it seems that if I receive a moving violation in CT in the future, the CT statute will still apply and I will be suspended from driving in CT (even with my NY license). Should this be true, it is much better than my current scenario because presumably I can still drive in other states and NY, and more importantly drive to work/school. Whereas if I go to the retraining in CT (keeping my CT license) and receive a MV within 36 months (whether by my own fault or an officers misjudgment), my license will be suspended and I can't drive ANYWHERE for 30 days (meaning going to work/school will be disastrous).
I hope I haven't been too confusing in explaining my situation. I also want to mention again that I have very little insight into the nuances of switching state licenses and how laws apply, which is why I'm seeking your advice! If this is possible to do, it would honestly be a load off my mind not having to deathly on edge for the next 36 months. I realize many of you will probably decide that I deserve such for being a poor driver and receiving those 2 MVs in 36 months, and I will accept it. However, what I am truly seeking here is a better understanding of my available options, and a deeper understanding of the law.
Thank you in advance for your input/help!