Erasing Driving Points On License

By: News Ten
By: News Ten

LANSING, Mich. (AP) -- A new Michigan law will allow certain drivers to erase points from their record if they're willing to take a class.
Someone ticketed for speeding or other offenses would still pay fines. But completing a driver-improvement course would eliminate the points and possibly keep insurance rates from rising.
The Grand Rapids Press says Michigan drivers with two points or less on their record would qualify with a letter from the secretary of state. The course would be taken online or in a classroom.
Sen. John Pappageorge, a Republican from Troy, sponsored the law. He says drivers will never improve if they're simply hit with fines.
Commercial drivers are not covered by the law.


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  • by abby Location: richmond on Jan 19, 2011 at 10:21 AM
    what website do i go to get this
  • by Anonymous on Jan 3, 2011 at 10:54 AM
    Think this is stupid, it doesn't effect your insurance until you get 3 points. They people who need the help generally have 4 or more points.
  • by Anonymous on Jan 2, 2011 at 05:49 PM
    Still does not matter with lower insurance, most companies ignore two point ticket.
  • by Anonymous on Jan 2, 2011 at 10:13 AM
    They should have made it three points. Officers now will issue the higher points so they can be vindictive.
  • by antoinette Location: brooklyn on Jan 2, 2011 at 09:26 AM
    finally Michigan is catching up with some things going around the United States. When I moved back here I felt like I was "back in time", because of how far behind this state is in EVERYTHING
  • by Patrick Location: Portland on Jan 2, 2011 at 09:00 AM
    Its stupid. Insurance rates don't increase with only 2 points. Offer it to hi risk drivers who are going to lose driving privileges. They obviously need to learn to drive. Not the 1 time mishap speeder.
  • by outraged Location: lansing on Jan 2, 2011 at 07:30 AM
    it should be equal for all drivers not just one because all drivers should get that same chance
  • by Anonymous on Jan 2, 2011 at 06:29 AM
    our society is becoming so weak and suffering from hurt feelings? that nobody can stand up and be responsible for their own actions, that we now get chances to have a do over? WOW..Sign me up ! no personal responsiblity needed anylonger, we can do things over and never learn!
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