Driver Responsibility Fee, do I have to pay? – Snyder Passes Law in Michigan
There was a new law in Michigan that is going to abolish responsibility fees for particular offenses by drivers. Offenses that have taken place after October 1, 2011 will no longer be calculated under the driver responsibility fees. This bill only applies to offenses that are of a lesser charge.
These offenses are:
- The accumulation of seven or more points on a driving record
- Operating a vehicle without a valid driver’s license
- The failure to provide proof of insurance
- The failure of obtaining no-fault insurance under the state Insurance Code
The previous offenses may not be levied under the responsibility fees after October 1, 2011, but these fees will be charged in offenses that include drunk drivers and/or impaired drivers with the charges of OWI, OWID, or and OWVI. There will be no change in fees for these offenses and still require 1,000.00 for a period of two years or better.
The change in the law is a step in a direction more suitable for eliminating needless fees for drivers. There is still room for progress when it comes to the laws that are still in the books, but this is a step in the right direction. Click on this link to review the senate bill.
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