Some Suspended Drivers Licenses Can Be Reinstated For Half-Price
By Mike Perleberg
(Indianapolis, Ind.) – Starting Monday, Hoosiers with a suspended drivers license won’t have to pay as much to be reinstated.
Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicles Commissioner Don Snemis announced Thursday a new BMV Reinstatement Relief Program. The program will offer a temporary 50 percent discount for any reinstatement fees incurred prior to July 1, 2013 for the offense of driving while uninsured.
The reduced fees must be repaid by December 31, 2014, when the fees return to their full amount, according to the BMV.
“The purpose of this program is to reduce the number of drivers on our delinquency roles and give people an opportunity to get legal and back on the road. More than 250,000 drivers currently owe the Indiana BMV over $118 million in reinstatement fees that are over a year old. We would like to see a substantial reduction in those numbers,” said Snemis. “We hope this program encourages suspended drivers to take an important step toward earning back their driving privileges.”
Customers will be able to pay the reduces fee starting July 21 by logging into their myMBV.com account and checking their eligibility. The reinstatement fees cannot be paid at license branches.
Notices will also be mailed out by the BMV to eligible customers.
Fees imposed by courts are not part of the reinstatement program.