Adjustments in legislation raise driver’s license suspensions for 1000’s of Michiganders
OCTOBER 1, 2021
New legal guidelines taking impact immediately raise license suspensions for roughly 73,000 Michiganders who didn’t pay tickets or court docket fines or failed to look in court docket for sure non-moving and different violations.
“By lifting suspensions for non-moving violations, we’re enabling tens of 1000’s of Michiganders to drive to work, decide up their youngsters from faculty, and extra totally take part of their communities,” mentioned Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson. “We’re proud to implement this new legislation in assist of Michiganders throughout the state.”
Of the over 73,000 drivers impacted, 1000’s will be capable of use their present license or get a brand new one instantly. Different drivers with further infractions on their information, together with further suspensions or revocations, might want to deal with these points earlier than they will reinstate their license.
The Michigan Division of State (MDOS) is mailing letters that ought to arrive within the first two weeks of October to all impacted residents, explaining to them which class they fall in and if they should take further motion earlier than they will resume driving. Their letter may also be posted to their Secretary of State on-line account, the place they will additionally buy a duplicate of their driving document. Steerage is out there at Michigan.gov/SOSCleanSlate.
The brand new state legislation will influence driver’s licenses suspended as a consequence of failing to adjust to judgment, comparable to failing to pay a ticket, or failing to look in court docket for sure violations. If a driver owes charges for his or her violations, they’ll nonetheless be chargeable for paying these charges and/or showing in court docket. Although qualifying suspensions shall be marked as cleared and can now not be in impact, they’ll nonetheless seem as entries on a person’s driving document.
MDOS will host a digital occasion to reply drivers’ questions and supply steering in navigating the brand new legislation this fall. Data for the digital session shall be posted to Michigan.gov/SOSCleanSlate within the coming weeks.
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