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Saturday, October 13, 2012

Elimination of Some Driver Responsibility Fees

Secretary of State
Ruth Johnson
October 1st, a new law, supported by the Michigan Secretary of State Ruth Johnson, took effect to eliminate some of the more "pesky" of the series of drivers' responsibility fees.

The new law eliminates drivers responsibility fees for the following tickets:
  • Operating a vehicle with an expired license;
  • Operating without a valid license;
  • Having more than one license;
  • Failure to surrender license from another state;
  • Failure to maintain mandatory vehicle insurance;
  • Failure to produce proof of insurance;
  • Providing false evidence of insurance.
Some of these fees were required to be paid for two consecutive years at the rate of $150, while some of the transgressions on the above list cost $200 for two years.  If your ticket was issued after October 1st, there is no fee; if the ticket was pending prior to that date, the drivers' responsibility fees are still owed.

The more significant drivers' responsibility fees for the alcohol-related driving offenses are, of course, still in place.  These fees range from $500 to $1000 for two years.

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2 Comments:

Anonymous JZ said...

I actually like some of the things this law is trying to get rid of in regards to driver responsibility.

October 15, 2012 at 7:57 PM 
Blogger MitchMahoney said...

Great news!

March 15, 2013 at 10:22 PM 

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