Michigan SR22 Insurance

Michigan SR22 Insurance

Driving Under the Influence (DUI) in Michigan

Michigan law states it is illegal to operate a motor vehicle:

  • When your BAC or blood alcohol concentration is .08% or higher
  • Any presence of cocaine or schedule 1 drugs
  • While intoxicated by alcohol and/or drugs

Drivers under the age 21 have a zero tolerance policy of .02% BAC or higher.

Implied Consent Law

All drivers are have given the state consent to test their blood, breath or urine in the event you are suspected of driving under the influence of alcohol. If you refuse this test your license will be suspended for one year and 6 points will be added to your driving record.

Does Michigan have a restricted license program?

Yes, you must serve 30 days of suspension before you are eligible to obtain a restricted license. Hardship license is not available to repeat or habitual offenders.

When Does Michigan State Mandate SR22 Insurance?

Drivers may have their license suspended or revoked for various reasons such as:

  • Refusal to submit to a breath or blood alcohol test
  • DUI or DWI offenses
  • Uninsured accidents
  • Multiple points against a driver’s DMV record
  • Child support or neglect cases
  • Legal judgments

Required to get an Ignition Interlock Device?

Repeat offender’s in Michigan need to install ignition interlock device’s in each vehicle   they operate. This means if you have two or more alcohol related convictions within a seven year period.

In order to be eligible for an IID the violator needs to fulfill his/her revocation period. At that time the IID can be installed and a restricted   license will be issued. The ignition interlock device must be maintained for one year.

How much does an IID cost?

Each vendor can charge competitive rates to install and maintain the device. If you are on a low income you may qualify for a maximum $1 per day cost. To see if you qualify ask one of the approved vendors.

Which vendors are approved IID installers?

SMART START MICHIGAN, 1-888-234-0198, 4850 Plaza   Drive, Irving, TX 75063

AMERICAN INTERLOCK, 1-800-580-0504, 10520 Hickman, Suite F, Des Moines, IA 50325

MICHIGAN INTERLOCK, LLC, 1-888-786-7384, 1718   Belmont Avenue, Suite E, Baltimore, MD 21244

NATIONAL INTERLOCK SERVICE, 1-888-294-7002, 512 Reading Road, Cincinnati, OH 45202

NEW HORIZON INTERLOCK INC, 1-800-597-5054, 4040 W Royal Lane, Suite 136, Irving, TX 75063

How Long Will I Have to Carry Michigan SR22 Insurance?

Michigan State generally requires that drivers carry Michigan SR22 insurance for three years.