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Michigan Traffic Violations

The State of Michigan oversees traffic violations primarily through Michigan District Courts. When you drive in Michigan and are issued a ticket for a traffic violation, the law enforcement officer will provide you with a citation containing the necessary information on how to resolve the traffic violation. This information will likely include the name, location, phone number and address of the Michigan District Court's Traffic Division, which will be processing your traffic violation. You will only need to deal with a criminal division of the Michigan District Courts if your traffic violation qualifies as a misdemeanor or felony, such as vehicular homicide or driving while under the influence of alcohol or narcotics. Michigan has tried to make it relatively painless to dispute a traffic violation. Once you receive your citation, you can simply plead not guilty and mail an accompanying explanation of your side of the situation to the local Michigan District Court handling your ticket. If you choose to take this route, you can either go to court on the date provided on your traffic ticket, or await a mailed response from the court informing you of a scheduled hearing to present your case in person in front of a judge.

Michigan Points System

Michigan, like most states, employs a points system to track the traffic violations of those driving within Michigan's borders. Michigan's Vehicular Code provides a full summary of the points that can be assigned against your Michigan driving record, depending on the severity of your traffic violation. The following are some examples of what you can expect on your record should you be pulled over, issued a citation and determined to be guilty of the offense:

Two points

  • Speeding by less than 10 mph.
  • Open alcohol container in vehicle.
  • Refusal of a Breathalyzer Test by a Minor

Three points

  • Speeding by 11-15 mph
  • Running a Stop Sign
  • Careless Driving
  • Ignoring Railroad Crossing Lights

Four points

  • Speeding by more than 15 mph
  • Failure to Yield for Emergency Vehicles
  • Driving with any BAC by a Minor

Six points

  • Reckless Driving
  • Fleeing an Accident
  • Evading a Law Enforcement Officer
  • DUI's

If points are posted against your Michigan driving record, they will remain there for two years. Further, Michigan District Courts will not remove points from your from a driving record once they're posted. So, if you want to avoid having points stuck on your record for a traffic violation you feel you should not have been charged with, it is important that you attempt to rectify the situation before it is too late. You won't have a chance to fix the damage later.

Suspension of Your Michigan Driving Privileges

These points can pile up fast. If you rack up 12 points on your Michigan driving record, the Michigan District Court handling your traffic violation will notify the Michigan Secretary of State ("SOS"), who will order to you participate in a Driver Assessment Reexamination. Essentially, you will be required to sit down with someone working at a Michigan SOS Assessment Office to discuss your recent traffic violation, go over your entire Michigan driving history, and complete written, visual and on-road driving examinations. While your reexamination may result in no penalty at all, the Michigan SOS Assessment Office may also limit, suspend or even revoke your license.

 

Accumulating 12 points on your driving record is not the only situation in which you may have to speak to an assessment officer. If you are involved in multiple traffic accidents, obtain a traffic citation while you are driving on a probationary license, or are involved in an accident that resulted in a fatality-regardless of fault-you may have to undergo the reexamination process. The Michigan SOS Assessment Officer handling your traffic violation, should he or she choose to suspend your license, has the discretion of implementing a suspension ranging from a single day to months. Their decision is likely to rely heavily on the severity of your most recent traffic violation and the general cleanliness of your Michigan driving record. In addition, a Michigan Assessment Officer will consider heavily whether you are willing to undertake steps to improve your overall driving abilities, potentially including participation in a driver improvement program or traffic school.

 

Attending Traffic School in Michigan

Unfortunately, Michigan SOS will generally not offer you an opportunity to participate in a Michigan traffic school as a means of dismissing your traffic violation or eliminating points from your Michigan driving record. However, attending a Michigan traffic school may be a determinative factor in how a Michigan SOS Assessment Officer handles your case.

The Michigan SOS has provided a list of Michigan traffic schools you can participate in, including online traffic schools and Michigan online driver improvement programs. If you have a Michigan online traffic school or Michigan online driver improvement program that you'd like to enroll in that is not included in that list, just call the local Michigan District Court or Michigan SOS Assessment Office handling your traffic violation and ask them for permission to enroll in the program as part of your agreement.

The Benefits of a Clean Michigan Driving Record

A clean Michigan driving record can help you in several ways, particularly if you participate in a Michigan online traffic school or defensive driving program. First, a clean record will help you avoid expensive fees based on the cumulative effect of multiple Michigan traffic violations, and showing you have taken steps to be a better and more defensive driver will help prevent you from losing your Michigan driving privileges when under the discretion of a Michigan court.

Further, a good driving record is essential to getting and keeping your car insurance costs as low as possible. The less traffic violations you have on your Michigan driving history, combined with a completed online defensive driving program, the lower your insurance premiums will stay.

Michigan Mature Drivers

Michigan also authorizes an opportunity for Michigan mature Drivers, those drivers who are at least 50 years of age, to partake in a Defensive Driving Course to significantly reduce your auto insurance premiums and help bolster your overall Michigan driving record. The class is taught in four, separate two-hour sessions.

Michigan Teen Drivers

Michigan offers a similar driver's education program from teens. If you are a teen driver or have a teen driver in your household and are interested in lowering your car insurance premiums, you should contact your auto insurance carrier to see how this program will affect your Michigan insurance premiums. You can also learn about Michigan's specific teen driver requirements and opportunities for by visiting the Michigan SOS's Teen Driver Education Website.

Michigan Classroom Traffic Schools

 

If you are interested in participating in a Michigan driver improvement program in a physical setting, the Michigan SOS has publicized a list of pre-approved Michigan traffic schools:

All star Driver Education
1011 S Main Street #B Ann Arbor, MI 48104

Alert Driving School
5373 Terence Court Bloomfield, MI

MSDE Driver Traing School
13346 W Warren Dearborn, MI 48126

ABC Driving School
7840 Michigan Detroit, MI

Best Truck Driving School LLC
151 S Military Detroit, MI 48209

Privilege Driving School
15251 W 8 Mile Detroit, MI 48235

C & C Driving School LLC
12320 Oakland Hills Dr Dewitt, MI 48820

Main Street Driving School
2090 Celebration Drive NE Grand Rapids, MI 49525

Navigator Driving Academy
4940 Plainfield NE Grand Rapids, MI 49525

West Michigan CDL
3370 Busch Drive SW #A Grandville, MI 49418

Mr R's A-Plus Driving School
1673 Haslett Road #30 Haslett, MI 48840

Century Driving School
575 1/2 E 8th Street Holland, MI 49423

Wolverine Auto Driving School
32011 Plymouth Livonia, MI

Baker College - Truck Driver Taining Center
100 N Delaney Owosso, MI 48867

Nuway Truck Driver Training
25 S Glenwood Pontiac, MI 48342

Sargents School For Driving
14334 San Jose Redford, MI

Safeway Teen Adult Driving School
15626 Isabelle Romulus, MI

Suburban Truck Driver Training
28675 Northline Romulus, MI 48174

CDI Truck Driving School
6191 Sherman Road Saginaw, MI 48604

Jack's Driving School
23077 Greenfield, #11 Southfield, MI

Street Wise Driving School
1134 E 8th Street Traverse City, MI 49686

Academy Driving School
5475 Livernois Troy, MI

American Driving School
48838 Van Dyke Utica, MI 48317

Century Driving School
334 Reno Drive Wayland, MI 49348

Lee Driving School
5348 Fairway Court West Bloomfield, MI

Kars Driver Training
648 Progress Street #102A West Branch, MI 48661

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Will I be able to start the GoToTrafficSchool.com Michigan online driver improvement course while I’m traveling, and then pay for the GoToTrafficSchool.com Michigan online traffic school course when I arrive home?
Yes, you will be able to take the GoToTrafficSchool.com Michigan online defensive driving course while traveling.  However, you will need to pay prior to taking the final examination. 
What if I must have my Michigan certificate of completion within two days?

Since GoToTrafficSchool.com appreciates the importance of on-time delivery of your certificate of completion, we have made a number of shipping methods available. For instance, FedEx Second Day delivery will get your certificate to you by or before 5PM on the second business day. During registration for the Michigan online driver education course, simply choose the certificate delivery method that best meets your needs.

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I’m not certain whether the GoToTrafficSchool.com Michigan online traffic school course is accepted by the Michigan court for ticket dismissal. How can I verify this?
You can check with the Michigan court in order to check whether the GoToTrafficSchool.com Michigan online driver safety course is approved to dismiss a Michigan traffic ticket.
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GoToTrafficSchool.com offers both Michigan ticket dismissal and Michigan insurance reduction courses online. These Michigan defensive driving courses may be taken from any computer with internet access. We allow you to start and stop the Michigan driver safety course as often as your schedule needs. Our system is designed to pick up exactly where you left off. The Michigan online traffic school course divided into chapters, and each chapter is followed by a brief multiple choice quiz that is designed to prepare you for the Michigan final exam. Once you pass the Michigan online driving test exam we will issue you a Michigan certificate of completion. The Michigan certificate will be sent to you according to whatever shipping method you selected at registration.
Will passing the GoToTrafficSchool.com Michigan online insurance reduction course allow me to claim a discount on my auto insurance premiums?
Many Michigan insurance agents will grant you a discount on your insurance premiums for taking a Michigan online traffic school course, but not all. We recommend you speak with your Michigan insurance agent to find out if they offer a Michigan safe driver discount to policyholders who successfully complete an online driver safety course for purposes of Michigan insurance reduction.
Will it take longer for me to receive my Michigan online ticket dismissal certificate if I take the Michigan online defensive driving course over a three day period from two different computers, versus taking the Michigan online driver safety course over three days from a single home computer?
It will not delay the Michigan online ticket dismissal certificate if you take the Michigan online driver safety course from two different computers versus only your home computer.  The program is set up so that you may logon to any computer that has internet access and that has the correct flash and browser requirements installed.
Are there any breaks while taking the GoToTrafficSchool.com Michigan online driver safety course?
Of course.  You are allowed to break as often as you would like to do so.  When you log back online, you can then pick up your GoToTrafficSchool.com Michigan online traffic school course exactly where you left off.
I’m almost finished with the state of Michigan online defensive driving course. Where will my certificate of completion for the online defensive driving course be sent?

Your certificate of completion for the state of Michigan online driver safety course, the Michigan online defensive driving course or the Michigan workbook course will be sent to the location specified by your court in the state of Michigan. You will get more detailed information about the Michigan court that has jurisdiction over your ticket once you complete the registration process for the state of Michigan online driver safety course, the Michigan online defensive driving course or the Michigan workbook course.

Is it too late for me to get my Michigan online defensive driving school fee refunded?

Not if you still haven’t completed the Michigan online traffic school course. As long your request is made prior to your Michigan driver improvement certificate being shipped, your fee for the Michigan online defensive driving school is refundable.

Large amounts of printed text can be a challenge for me to read. Has GoToTrafficSchool.com taken this into account with the design of its Michigan online traffic school course?
Yes. All of the GoToTrafficSchool.com Michigan online driver safety courses are designed to be in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). The "read along" option is available in all of our Michigan driver improvement courses to ease the burden on those for whom reading large amounts of printed text is a strain. It functions by reading the Michigan online traffic school course text aloud as you follow along with the online text.
Will the rules of my court be an issue if I decide to take a Michigan online traffic school course?
It never hurts to check with your court’s judge to verify that your court will approve the GoToTrafficSchool.com Michigan online before signing up for the course.
How often am I allowed to take the GoToTrafficSchool.com Michigan online driver safety course?
Most states only allow defendants to take defensive driving once every 12 to 24 months.  However, we recommend that you consult with your Michigan court to be sure that you are eligible to take the GoToTrafficSchool.com Michigan online defensive driving course.
Is it essential that I satisfactorily pass all of the quizzes when I take the Michigan internet defensive driving course?
No, you do not have to pass all of the quizzes.  The Michigan online driver safety or Michigan online traffic school course quizzes are meant to prepare you for the Michigan final exam, and they do not count against your overall Michigan internet driver improvement course score.
How can I qualify to take the GoToTrafficSchool.com Michigan online ticket dismissal, Michigan online insurance reduction, or Michigan online point reduction course if I also am needing some point reduction on my Michigan driving record?
In most states, you can take our Michigan online driver safety course to keep points from being applied to your Michigan driving record, as too many points may cause increased Michigan insurance premiums or suspended Michigan driving privileges.  Only a few states may allow you to take the Michigan GoToTrafficSchool.com online driver safety course for the removal of existing points from your driving record, but this is generally not the case.
Do I have to complete your Michigan GoToTrafficSchool.com online defensive driving course in the same state where I received the ?location traffic citation?
The great thing about the GoToTrafficSchool.com Michigan online defensive driving, Michigan traffic school and Michigan driver improvement courses is that they can be taken from any computer with internet access!  However, if you got a ticket in Michigan then you must enroll in our Michigan online traffic school course.  If you take an online defensive driving course for a state or country other than the state or country in which you received your citation, the Michigan court may reject your certificate and you may not get credit for the course.
When should I expect to receive my Michigan certificate of completion from your Michigan GoToTrafficSchool.com online driver safety course?
We strongly recommend that you allow at least 3 to 5 business days after the completion of your Michigan online defensive driving course to have your Michigan certificate of completion processed and sent to the Michigan court of issuance.  If you order expedited shipping through FedEx, you can have your Michigan traffic school certificate delivered the next business day following your completion. 
My Michigan court has told me to enroll in a Michigan traffic school course. Can I enroll in the GoToTrafficSchool.com Michigan online defensive driving school course to fulfill the court's requirement?
If the judge for your court in Michigan ordered told you to enroll specifically in the GoToTrafficSchool.com Michigan traffic school course online, then you can register for this course.  If your Michigan court judge did not specify which Michigan driver improvement course to take, then we strongly suggest you seek clarification from the Michigan judge on whether you may take traffic school online at GoToTrafficSchool.com.
How does the quality of information offered by your Michigan online traffic school course compare with a traditional classroom Michigan traffic school course? And will my state approve it?
The information contained in the GoToTrafficSchool.com Michigan online defensive driving course is comparable to a classroom Michigan defensive driving course. Combine that with the added convenience of being able to take the entire course at home, and it becomes clear that the GoToTrafficSchool.com Michigan online defensive driving course can be a real life-saver! You can make sure that your court approves the GoToTrafficSchool.com online traffic school course by contacting the court that has jurisdiction over your traffic ticket.
Will successful completion of the GoToTrafficSchool.com Michigan online traffic school course affect the status of my other traffic tickets?
Generally, no. Most states will only defendants to dismiss one ticket per traffic school course, and will only allow one traffic school course every 12, 18 or 24 months, depending on the state. You should consult your Michigan court to find out your court’s rules for Michigan traffic school courses.
Will I be asked for ID verification during Michigan online traffic school course?
Very few courts require ID verification.  If the Michigan court that has jurisdiction over your traffic citation approves online defensive driving and online traffic school, we will tell you whether ID verification is required. Certain courts in Michigan may request ID verification in the form of a proctored final exam, a notarized final exam answer sheet or ID verification through the use of a limited credit check.  ID verifications in online defensive driving, online traffic school and online point reduction courses are used to verify that you are who you say you are prior to completing the final examination. This is how the court makes sure that somebody else is not taking the Michigan course in your place.
How can I find out the availability of other Michigan online traffic school course formats?
GoToTrafficSchool.com offers options!  We have internet traffic school, DVD traffic school and streaming video traffic school formats.  For more information about the availability of certain Michigan online traffic school course formats, please check with your Michigan court.
Is it possible to get my Michigan internet traffic school course password sent to me by email if I do not remember it?
No problem!  If you forget your GoToTrafficSchool.com Michigan online driver improvement course password, just click "forgot password" on the login screen and GoToTrafficSchool.com will email your Michigan online driver improvement course password to you in a matter of seconds!
One of the things I like about the GoToTrafficSchool.com Michigan online traffic school course is the ability to work at my own pace. How much time will I have until the course expires?
As long as you haven’t gone past six months (180 days) since the date you first registered for the Michigan online defensive driving course, there is still time left to complete the course. Just to help, GoToTrafficSchool.com will send you a reminder email whenever your account has been inactive for a long period of time so you don’t forget to finish!
Where is the privacy policy listed on the GoToTrafficSchool.com when I take the Michigan online defensive driving course?
Please refer to our privacy policy link on the GoToTrafficSchool.com homepage for detailed information about GoToTrafficSchool.com's privacy policy.  GoToTrafficSchool.com values and respects the privacy of our customers.  We will not share, sell or distribute your personal information to any third party, unless we are required to do so by a government entity or court in order to process the Michigan internet traffic school course, Michigan internet insurance reduction course or Michigan internet driver improvement course.
My internet connection isn’t working. Can I still finish the GoToTrafficSchool.com Michigan online traffic school course?
As a valued customer, we certainly don’t want internet connectivity problems to get in the way of you successfully completing the Michigan internet driver safety course. If you experience loss of internet connectivity during the Michigan online traffic school course that causes lost course time or failure of a quiz/final exam, contact the GoToTrafficSchool.com customer service center immediately so that we can help you prevent being penalized for something beyond your control.

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