Snyder OKs ending driver 'responsibility' fees

Gov. Rick Snyder has signed a law to lessen and gradually eliminate extra "responsibility" fees that are imposed on drivers for certain traffic offenses.
AP Wire
Jun 28, 2014

Snyder on Friday signed legislation phasing out the fees by October 2019.

The fees are meant to discourage driving violations and range from $100 to $2,000 for offenses like driving drunk or with a suspended license. Critics say the fees are unfair and make driving more difficult to afford.

Secretary of State Ruth Johnson said the fees are a "double penalty" for people who already have to pay fines, court costs and usually face higher insurance rates for driving violations.

The state ultimately will lose more than $80 million in revenue from the fees.

The bill was sponsored by Republican Rep. Joe Haveman of Holland.

Comments

deuce liti

Local chimp bangs gavel; people studiously obey.

brodennel

I think it's about time to get rid of responsibility law because you can be put on that without being driving if you get caught with marijuana even if you're not driving you get put on you going to prison you get out you have to pay driver's responsibility even has nothing to do with driving I can see having the driver's responsibility law if it's just because of driving and nothing else

deuce liti

This one entire sentence of pure eloquence has shifted my thinking.

Tri-cities realist

Me too!

rukidding

What? Damn, I don't have enough bread crumbs to get home; anybody get that? I'm lost!

Straightjacket

Was that a form of public education approved Ebonics or purely Boobonics?

Riverside

Just when I thought Snyder couldn't get any dumber, he proved us wrong again..........sigh

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