Michigan’s Driver Responsibility Fees are being phased out
Michigan’s Driver Responsibility fees are being phased out by 2019. The Legislature took an important step to help lessen some of the harsher collateral consequences from certain types of traffic convictions or high point accumulation with the passage and implementation of Public Act 250 of 2014, now codified as MCL 257.232a.
However, this relief is not necessarily immediate and is not immediate for all.
- “Only the Driver Responsibility Fees for points or tickets issued on or after Oct. 1, 2015 will be reduced. The amount of the rate reduction will depend upon the year in which the qualifying ticket was issued or points were accumulated. You cannot withhold a payment to take advantage of a lower discount in a subsequent year.”
- “Driver Responsibility Fees for points or qualifying offenses that occurred before Oct. 1, 2015 do not qualify for a rate reduction and will not change. Failure to pay Driver Responsibility fees on time may result in a driver’s license suspension and other penalties.
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