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Whitmer again orders temporary extending of expiration of driver’s licenses, vehicle registrations

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Posted at 2:48 PM, May 09, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-09 19:39:59-04

LANSING, Mich. (WXYZ) — Governor Whitmer has signed an exeuctive order again extending the expiration of state identification cards and driver's licenses, effective immediately.

The extension is until July 31, 2020 for "the validity of a state personal identification card that expired or is set to expire between February 1, 2020 and June 30, 2020."

Executive Order 2020-78 also temporarily extends the expiration operator endorsements, as well as suspends penalties for vehicle registration violations and protects Michigan drivers.

Additionally, the order ensures that automobile insurance will continue to protect and cover Michigan drivers.

“Nobody should have to stress about renewing their drivers license or state ID card, or worry about their auto insurance coverage during a global pandemic,” said Governor Whitmer. “By extending this executive order, we’re lifting that burden off Michiganders’ shoulders so they can focus on staying home and staying safe.”

The order protects Michiganders from penalties for driving on what would otherwise be expired driver’s licenses, learner’s permits and commercial driver’s licenses, and vehicle registrations. These protections do not apply to motorists with suspended or revoked driver’s licenses, according to the state.

People looking to renew their licenses should do so online at Michigan.gov/SOS. Executive order 2020-78 is effective immediately and replaces previous order 2020-47.

View Executive Order 2020-78 here.

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