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: I’m 83 years old and got a letter from the Secretary of State saying they needed to meet with me about my driving (I don’t have any points, either). Recently, I was in a little fender bender. No one was hurt with only a scrape on my car. The girl got upset and said she would report me for being too old to drive. What can I expect at this meeting?
A: This is a re-examination. you’ll be required to pass a written and vision test. If you pass, you’ll take a road test. If your driving record is good and you don’t appear to be seriously confused, you’re not likely to lose your driving privileges. If you fail on any or all of the tests, they can suspend or restrict your driving privileges and possibly request a report from your doctor on your ability to drive. Things can go badly at these meetings. I suggest you contact an experienced attorney to prepare you for this meeting and assure your rights are protected.
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.