For most people, a speeding ticket means a grumpy day and a painful check to put in the mail. But for Michigan drivers, it often means paying the original ticket, plus another fee assessed by the state.
Depending on the violation, that fee can be assessed more than once over a number of years, and those fees can snowball. Right now, more than 317,000 Michiganders owe an average of around $1,800 in driver responsibility fees. If they can’t pay up, they risk having their driver's license suspended.