New law signed by Governor Snyder eliminates some driver responsibility fees.

Effective October 1, 2012 a new law was put into effect to eliminate the $150 driver responsibility fees that are charged for two consecutive years for the following violations:


Operating a motor vehicle with an expired operator’s or chauffeur’s license
Operating without a valid license
Having more than one license
Failing to surrender licenses from other states

The new law also eliminates the $200 driver responsibility fees that are charged for two consecutive years for the following violations:


Failing to have mandatory motor vehicle insurance coverage
Failure to product proof of insurance
Knowingly providing false evidence of insurance.

If you received any of the above tickets before October 1, 2012, you are still responsible for the driver responsibility fees.  If you have received a ticket for any of the above offenses after October 1, 2012 you will not be responsible for the fees. 

If you have any questions regarding driver responsibility fees please do not hesitate to contact one of the lawyers at LEWIS & DICKSTEIN, P.L.L.C. at (248) 263-6800 or fill out a Request for Infomation Form.