Basic Driver Improvement Course
If you recently received a citation or traffic ticket for a civil infraction violation, you may be eligible to have the points from the violation not placed on your driving record. In addition the violation itself would also not appear on any public record accessible by an insurance agency. Please keep in mind that the District Court doesn’t place points on your driving record. The District Court cannot waive any points being place on your driving record. This is a separate action by the Michigan Secretary of State. This action is only available to drivers that are licensed through the State of Michigan. This program is not available to CDL holders.
You can admit responsibility for the violation without a court hearing by contacting the 56th District court and paying the fines/cost. Within a few weeks you will receive notification from the Secretary of State if you are eligible to participate in the Basic Driver Improvement Course offered by the Michigan Department of Secretary of State. Eligibility generally consists of having less than 5 points currently on your driving record with the current ticket not exceeding 2 or 3 points totaling up to 5 points.
Please Note: If you received a ticket as a result of a traffic accident and subsequently enroll in the basic driver improvement course, your insurance company or others will still have access to information of your accident involvement. If the ticket is dismissed, the accident information is still reported to the insurance companies
Click the link below to review the Michigan SOS website for complete information.