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Michigan Drivers: Impact of New York Traffic Convictions

by Seth Azria on 3/26/2020

NY Traffic Convictions Treated as if they Occurred in Michigan 

Michigan is not a part of the multi-state information sharing pact called the “driving license compact.” Nevertheless, according to the Office of the Secretary of State, it is likely that an out-of-state ticket will eventually show up on a Michigan driving record.  

The Secretary explained that if a driver is convicted out-of-state, and Michigan gives points or suspends for that particular offense, then those points or suspensions will occur in Michigan. 

Michiganders Must Take New York Traffic Tickets Seriously 

Some of the consequences may be:

  1. Michigan, will eventually add the NY conviction to the Michigan driving record. 
  2. All drivers ticketed in New York are subject to New York’s driver responsibility law that requires payment from any driver who accrues 6 or more points in any 18 month period. One speeding ticket 21mph over the limit is 6 points. And; 
  3. It is likely the Michigan insurance carrier will learn of the conviction and might raise premiums or drop coverage. 

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