BMV Gives Suspended Drivers A Break On Fees

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July 18, 2014 — TheStatehouseFile.com

INDIANAPOLIS – Drivers with suspended licenses will get a break as part of a new state effort to get Hoosiers legal and driving again.

Don Snemis, commissioner of the Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicles, unveiled the new BMV Reinstatement Relief Program on Thursday.

The program will allow suspended drivers to pay temporarily reduced reinstatement fees and earn reinstatement, as long as all other legal requirements for reinstatement are met.

The BMV’s new Reinstatement Relief Program offers a 50 percent discount for any reinstatement fees acquired prior to July 1, 2013 for operating a motor vehicle without insurance, as long as those fees are paid by the end of this year, at which time all fees will return to their full amount.

“The purpose of this program is to reduce the number of drivers on our delinquency rolls and give people an opportunity to get legal and back on the road,” Snemis said in a press release.

BMV fees assessed on or after July 1, 2013, and fees imposed by courts, are not included in the program.

Starting Monday, customers will be able to log into their myBMV.com account to check their eligibility and to pay reinstatement fees online, but the fees cannot be paid at license branches.

Customers who participate in the BMV’s Reinstatement Relief Program may be required to complete other tasks before earning their driving privileges, such as providing proof of insurance, completing a driver safety program, paying court fees, or successfully passing a driver’s license written knowledge exam, driving skills exam or vision screening.

“We hope this program encourages suspended drivers to take an important step toward earning back their driving privileges,” Snemis said.


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