2012-10-04 / Community

Some driver fees eliminated

Lesser ‘responsibility’ fees wiped out by law

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).

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