Motor vehicle records (driving records, title, registration, accident reports, etc.) are not public when the records contain personal information. A requester must have a permissible use per both federal and state law. However, some states do provide some useful records online, without personal identifiers, at no charge. The selected list below for a free search of a DL status is taken from The MVR Access and Decoder Digest.
Florida - https://services.flhsmv.gov/DLCheck/
Massachusetts - https://secure.rmv.state.ma.us/LicInquiry/intro.aspx
Ohio - www.ohiobmv.com/abstract.stm
South Carolina - https://www.scdmvonline.com/DMVpublic/trans/DRecPoints.aspx
West Virginia - http://www.transportation.wv.gov/dmv/Pages/dlverify.aspx