Secretary of State
The privilege to drive is often taken for granted, but you may lose your privilege to drive for many reasons. The Secretary of State's Driver Assessment Section is responsible for conducting driver reexaminations as authorized by the Michigan Vehicle Code. The purpose of a reexamination is to determine your ability to drive safely and if any licensing controls should be imposed.
Michigan law allows for a driver reexamination based upon one or more of the following criteria:
If you are scheduled for a driver assessment reexamination, you will receive a notice telling you when and where to appear. Your reexamination will include time for the driver assessment analyst to review your driver record and discuss your driving behavior with you. You may be required to pass vision and knowledge tests as well as an on-road performance test. You may also be required to provide a medical or vision statement for review.
At the conclusion of your driver assessment reexamination, your license may be unaffected, or it may be restricted, suspended or revoked depending on a number of factors. These factors include the type of violation or unsafe driving behavior involved, your driver record, and your willingness to comply with assessment recommendations and requirements. License restrictions allow you to drive under certain terms and conditions that will be stated on your restricted license. A license suspension means that your driving privileges are taken away for a determined period of time, ranging from days to months. A license revocation means that you must wait one to five years before you are eligible to reapply for possible re-licensure. If your license is restricted, suspended, or revoked, you will be given your appeal rights and licensing reinstatement information.