The Michigan State Police (MSP) is taking a zero-tolerance approach to speeding drivers this winter. MSP’s goal is to reduce the number of fatal traffic crashes in Michigan, which rose 10% in 2020 despite there being less traffic on the roads. The Michigan Office of Highway Safety and Planning (OHSP) announced that over 100 municipal, county, and MSP agencies will collectively focus their efforts on speeding drivers between December 1, 2021 and February 28, 2022.
The average cost of a speeding ticket ranges between $115-$135. In addition to the fines, drivers could have points added to their driving records if convicted. A driver could have anywhere from two to six points added to their driving record, depending on the severity of the traffic conviction. Points on your driving record remain for two years from the date of conviction.
Chelsea Lenard is an associate attorney at Grewal Law PLLC. Her practice focuses primarily on personal injury, cannabis law, family law, criminal law, and employment law.