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Petitioning Petitioned Michigan Department of Treasury

Michigan Department of Treasury: Repeal drivers responsibility fees for all michigan drivers

4,164
Supporters

Michigan drivers have been plagued by biased and unfair "driver's responsibility fees that are creating a vicious cycle for the average Michigander. With a city in economic hard times, the cities financial problems naturally trickle down to the citizens and we have been burdened with additional fees that make it nearly impossible to maintain a valid Michigan drivers license. when a citizen gets a ticket, even if they pay off that ticket, they still have to pay a $150- $1000 fee (twice) to restore their license, on top of a $125 reinstatement fee. this is unacceptable and unfair to the working class, the people who fuel the city's economy. it is a fact that over 2.5 million Michigan citizens have have a valid driver's license suspended because of the fees. The fees generate more than $110 million annually for the city but the city is still in debt, citizens should not have to be penalized for mismanagement of funds, and have to be kept in this horrible cycle of jail, fees, and warrants that for some (owing $10,000 - $20,000) to the Michigan Department of Treasury will never escape. Also, many jobs now require valid drivers licenses for employment which further supports the fact
Michigan drivers responsibilities fees are promoting the age old tradition of making the poor poorer, and making the rich richer.
lets come together and repeal this today!

Letter to
Petitioned Michigan Department of Treasury
Michigan Department of Treasury

Michigan drivers have been plagued by biased and unfair "driver's responsibility fees that are creating a vicious cycle for the average Michigander. With a city in economic hard times, the cities financial problems naturally trickle down to the citizens and we have been burdened with additional fees that make it nearly impossible to maintain a valid Michigan drivers license. when a citizen gets a ticket, even if they pay off that ticket, they still have to pay a $150- $1000 fee (twice) to restore their license, on top of a $125 reinstatement fee. this is unacceptable and unfair to the working class, the people who fuel the city's economy. it is a fact that over 2.5 million Michigan citizens have have a valid driver's license suspended because of the fees. The fees generate more than $110 million annually for the city but the city is still in debt, citizens should not have to be penalized for mismanagement of funds, and have to be kept in this horrible cycle of jail, fees, and warrants that for some (owing $10,000 - $20,000) to the Michigan Department of Treasury will never escape. Also, many jobs now require valid drivers licenses for employment which further supports the fact
Michigan drivers responsibilities fees are promoting the age old tradition of making the poor poorer, and making the rich richer.
lets come together and repeal this today!