Michigan’s Traffic Violation Point System
A Michigan driver who accumulates at least 12 traffic ticket points may face license suspension or other penalties
Michigan’s Teen Driver’s License and Insurance Requirements
The State of Michigan graduated licensing system is a progressive approach to the full licensure of teen drivers.
Michigan’s Cellphone-Use & Texting-While-Driving Laws
Michigan’s distracted driving laws prohibit text messaging for all drivers and talking on a cellphone for only certain drivers. Read about the specifics of what the law restricts and fines and other penalties for a texting or cellphone ticket.
Michigan's Speeding Laws and Penalties
Michigan has two types of speeding laws: a “basic speeding law” and “absolute limits.” This article explains the differences between the two and the consequences of a speeding violation. (Also, check out our articles that discuss the different types of speeding laws and ways of fighting a speeding
Disabled Parking Permits in Michigan
In Michigan, drivers who qualify can apply to the Secretary of State to obtain a handicap parking permit. Depending on the situation, the driver can seek a permanent or temporary permit. Michigan also has a “free parking” permit—which also can be permanent or temporary—for drivers who have certain
Red Light and Stop Sign Tickets in Michigan
If you get caught running a stop sign or red light in Michigan, you’ll typically be looking at a fine and points on your driving record. This article gives an overview of what the law prohibits and some specific consequences of a stop sign or red light violation.
Driving Without a Valid (or on a Suspended) License in Michigan
Michigan prohibits driving without a valid license, whether revoked, suspended, or never issued. This article explains what constitutes these violations, the possible penalties, and the exemptions to the license requirement.
Michigan’s Commercial Driver’s License Laws
Obtaining a commercial driver's license (CDL) in Michigan requires passage of a skills and knowledge test based upon the type of commercial motor vehicles (CMV) being driven. Federal law requires that CDL drivers crossing state lines must be 21 years of age. States may set different age limits for commercial drivers that operate solely within the state.
Michigan’s Child Car Seat and Seat Belt Laws
Children under 16 generally must be secured in a car seat, booster seat, or seat belt. Which type of restraint is required for your child?