Driver’s License Suspensions Lifted for 150,000 Michigan Residents

Michigan Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson announced Thursday that the state has lifted suspensions on driver’s licenses of more than 150,000 residents.

The suspensions were lifted following laws that took effect in October that identified additional infractions to cancel.

The Michigan Department of State lifted suspensions of 12,000 Michiganders in October. Those who are now eligible for a driver’s license might still need to pay a reinstatement fee or renew or reapply for a license, depending on how long the license was suspended.

“We’ve continued to analyze the new laws in order to get eligible Michiganders safely back behind the wheel,” Benson said. “Countless Michiganders need to drive to get to work, get groceries and get their children to medical appointments and I am committed to making government work for all of them.”

In all, more than 350,000 Michiganders have infractions canceled on the driving records. Many residents had additional infractions were not impacted by the change in law, though, and have their licenses still suspended.