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Why do you need to face your traffic tickets in Michigan?


In the State of Michigan, the traffic problem has become a problem of the State. Most of the legislation and projects of the State are directed towards making sure that the traffic tickets in Michigan alone. 

According to State data itself, there are more than 317,000 drivers statewide who owe nearly $595 million in Driver Responsibility Fees. We all know that the system in the State of Michigan is a widely unpopular system of fees, amounting to a state tax on traffic tickets. This mechanism aims to keep people from driving legally when not paid.

Driver debt, by the numbers

Sources show that more than 317,000 drivers in the State of Michigan owe nearly $595 million in Driver Responsibility Fees.

This translates from the following breakdown:

  • $594.8 million – unpaid Driver Responsibility Fees owed by 317,048 Michigan drivers who are licensed in the State of Michigan;
  • $114 million – unpaid fees owed by more than 70,000 Detroit drivers who are licensed in the State of Detroit; and 
  • $1,623 – average fees owed by Detroit drivers

What does not paying my driver’s debt mean for me?

Not paying your driver’s debt in the State of Michigan means that you may have your license suspended. The suspension of your license means that you will not be able to drive in Michigan and you would have to face the Secretary of State, or his representative, for you to get your driving privileges back.

So, what should you do? We recommend that you face your traffic tickets in Michigan and pay for them.

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