Hoosiers are reminded to take advantage of the Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicle’s Reinstatement Relief Program before it expires at the end of the year. The program allows suspended drivers to pay temporarily reduced reinstatement fees and earn reinstatement, as long as all other legal requirements are met, reported IBMV commissioner Don Snemis.
“This program offers a 50 percent discount on reinstatement fees incurred before July 1, 2013, for operating a vehicle without insurance, as long as those fees are paid before the end of the year,” said Snemis. “The Reinstatement Relief Program has been a tremendous success, and we want all eligible Hoosiers to benefit from it while it is still available. The BMV loses its authority to offer the discount at the end of the year.”
Since the program was implemented in July, more than 10,800 customers have paid back over $2.2 million in reinstatement fees. These results far exceed comparable numbers from the same period last year.
“This program is important because it helps people get back on the road legally,” he explained.
To pay reinstatement fees, customers may login or create a myBMV.com account and check their eligibility. Reinstatement fees cannot be paid at license branches. Customers who participate in the program may also be responsible for completing other tasks before earning back their driving privileges, including providing proof of insurance, completing a driver safety program, paying court fees or successfully passing a driver’s license written knowledge exam, driving skills exam or vision screening.
Reinstatement fees incurred on or after July 1, 2013, and fees imposed by courts, are not included in this program.
For additional information on the BMV’s Reinstatement Relief Program, persons may visit www.in.gov/bmv/3212.htm.