Some driver fees eliminated
LANSING – Some Driver Responsibility Fees for lesser driving offenses have been eliminated effective Oct. 1.
Public Act 255 of 2011 does away with $150 driver responsibility fees, charged for two consecutive years, for the following violations, committed on or after Oct. 1:
.Operating a motor vehicle with an expired operator’s or chauffer’s license
.Operating without a valid license
.Having more than one license
.Failing to surrender licenses from other states
The law also eliminates $200 driver responsibility fees, charged for two consecutive years, for these violations, committed on or after Oct. 1:
.Failing to have mandatory motor vehicle insurance coverage
.Failure to produce proof of insurance
.Knowingly providing false evidence of insurance
Drivers who owe these fees for offenses committed before Oct. 1 still will be responsible for payment.
Other driver responsibility fees of $500 and $1,000 for two consecutive years for a variety of more serious motor vehicle offenses, including alcoholrelated, controlled substance and reckless driving violations, remain in place.
For more information visit www.michigan.gov/sos. Customers also may call the Department of State Information Center to speak to a customer service representative at (888) SOSMICH (767-6424).