Over 100 participants receive driver’s license restoration assistance at Muskegon clinic

Muskegon hosts Michigan Department of State’s sixth Road to Restoration clinic of 2024

MUSKEGON, Mich. – The Michigan Department of State (MDOS) and partners hosted a successful Road to Restoration clinic at Muskegon Community College on May 22, assisting over 100 local participants in navigating the process to restoring their driving privileges. This was the sixth Road to Restoration clinic in the state this year.

At Wednesday’s clinic, expert MDOS staff and volunteer attorneys held one-on-one sessions with attendees to check their current license status, answer questions on how they can safely return behind the wheel and provide services like vision testing and the written driver’s exam on site. While residents who attend a Road to Restoration clinic may be required to pay past fines, the expertise and guidance is free of charge. 

“I’m thrilled to see the continued success of our Road to Restoration clinics and grateful to our partners who help us bring this valuable service directly to people in their communities,” Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson said. “I am proud of our team, but even more proud of the Michiganders making the effort to improve their lives and learning the steps to safely return to the road.”

The Road to Restoration program, now in its third year, is operated in partnership with the Michigan Department of Attorney General, Michigan 2-1-1, Detroit Justice Center, DTE, Michigan Association of United Ways, Michigan WORKS!, and Miller Canfield.

MDOS and partners launched the Road to Restoration clinic series after the enactment of the Clean Slate to Drive laws, which terminated certain violations and infractions from the records of thousands of Michigan drivers in 2021. 

The remaining clinics are scheduled for 2024:
June 5 – Flint
June 18 – Detroit
July 16 – Petoskey
July 18 – Gaylord
Aug. 13 – Houghton
Aug. 14 – Kingsford
Aug. 16 – Marquette
Aug. 28 – Dearborn Heights
Sept. 13 – Kalamazoo

For more information about the program, to find a clinic near you, or to sign up for an upcoming clinic, visit Michigan.gov/R2R or dial 2-1-1. Space for clinics may be limited and pre-registration is strongly recommended. The clinics do not provide DUI expungement services and license reinstatement is not guaranteed.

Contact: Cheri Hardmon
(517) 643-7236