I know someone who owed $10,000 in poor tax (responsibility fees) for tickets, no accidents, no property damage, no injuries, just tickets. Are you serious?! The best payment plan our state could come up with was $410 a month; any less and his license was suspended. Who can afford an extra $410 a month? In contrast, my daughter owes $10,000 to a private bank on an unsecured loan and her payment is only $110 a month. A for profit corporation has put our state to shame. Of course reasonable payment plans are only a bandaid; the answer is to abandon the poor tax altogether. Michigan will not switch over to green until the poor tax is completely phased out in 2019.
Please send along any corrections or new information. I am not always up to date on all the laws in all 50 states.
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