Jerry Hopkins heads the Michigan Driver’s License Restoration Division at Hills Law Office and for 30 years worked at the Michigan Secretary of State office overseeing driver’s license litigation. Jerry answers driver’s license questions in this Q&A series reprinted from the Kalamazoo Gazette.
Q: Is it true there is a new law where I can have points taken off my driving record?
A: You must have heard about the Basic Driver Improvement Course (BDIC) program that went into effect January 1, 2011. The BDIC program does not take points off of your driving record. But, if you qualify for the program and you pass the BDIC, the State will not report a qualifying 20point ticket to your insurance company, nor provide them with any information about the ticket.
The program only applies to tickets accumulated after January 1, 2011. Starting in January 2011 the State is supposed to notify eligible drivers so that the driver can arrange to take the BDIC. It can cost up to $100 and will be available on line and at in-person sites around the State. For more information about the program you can go to www.michigan.gov, click on SOS Michigan Secretary of State, then Drivers License & State ID, and then Basic Driver Improvement Course. If you have questions, contact an attorney who is familiar with the new law.
If you have any questions about Michigan’s driver’s license laws or how to restore a suspended or revoked Michigan driver’s license, Contact Hills Law Office today.