The Michigan Basic Driver Improvement Course (BDIC) is designed to help eligible Michigan drivers keep their driving records clean. The course may be taken by eligible drivers in response to one of a number of different driving violations to prevent points from being assessed to their driving records. The Michigan BDIC is offered 100% online by Ticket School and is fully approved by the Michigan Secretary of State. Let’s take a look at some key facts you should know about the Michigan BDIC course and its benefits.
Why It’s Important for Michigan Drivers to Keep their Driving Records Clean
Like many states, Michigan uses a point system to encourage safer driving. Each driving violation is assigned a point value that is assessed to a driver’s record when they are convicted of the offense. Point values range from six points for the most extreme driving violations like committing a felony involving the use of a motor vehicle, to four points for things like drag racing, to three points for violations like failure to stop at a railroad crossing, and finally to as few as two points for violations like speeding at 10mph or less over the speed limit. Points remain on your driving record for two years from the date of the conviction and if you accumulate twelve or more points within a two-year period your license you will be subject to Michigan’s Driver Assessment Reexamination Process, which could result in the suspension or revocation of your license. Please visit the Michigan.gov website for more information about Michigan’s Point System.
In addition to potentially being subject to the Assessment Reexamination Process discussed above, accumulating points on your Michigan driver license is also likely to result in your auto insurance provider raising your insurance rates because you are deemed a higher risk driver. Thus it is important to keep your record clean both to avoid the legal penalties associated with the points and the financial costs associated with higher insurance premiums.
How the Michigan BDIC Keeps Driving Records Clean
The Michigan BDIC can prevent the points from an eligible driving violation for an eligible driver from being assessed to your driving record in the first place and keeps that violation from being reported to their insurance company. If you are eligible for this benefit you will receive a letter from the Michigan Secretary of State informing you of your eligibility status. Please note that not all violations and not all Michigan drivers are eligible for this benefit. Please visit the following page for a list of infractions eligible for the Michigan BDIC.
If your infraction is eligible you will have 60 days from the date of your eligibility notice to complete the Michigan BDIC in order to keep your driving record clean. You can take this course conveniently at your own pace and according to your own schedule with Ticket School’s Online Michigan BDIC. Ticket School’s course also features transparent pricing with no hidden reporting fees. The price you see at registration is the price you’ll pay! The course is designed to be intuitive and user friendly, but if you have any questions or concerns you’ll also benefit from Ticket School’s dedicated, US-based customer service team. Simply give us a call at 1-800-558-9887 during normal business hours for assistance.