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3 Surchargeable Events Suspensions

Massachusetts Registry News

The Massachusetts RMV will suspend your license or right to drive if you have accumulated any combination of 3 surchargeable events or at fault accidents within any rolling 2 year period.

To prevent a 3 surchargeable events suspension from going into effect, you have 90 days to provide proof to the Registry that you completed the 8 hour Attitudinal Dynamics of Driving Course which his taught by the National Safety Council.

To enroll in the NSC 8 hour ADD course, call the NSC at 1-800-215-1581. Once you successfully complete the remedial driving class, the National Safety Council will inform the Registry and proof of course completion will be added to your driving record. The RMV will clear the pending indefinite 3 surchargeable events suspension and it will not go into effect.

If you fail to complete the Attitudinal Dynamics of Driving Course within the ninety (90) day period, the Registry will automatically suspend your driver’s license and the indefinite suspension will remain in effect until you complete the course and the Registry is notified. The Mass. RMV will impose a $100.00 reinstatement fee.

When it comes to 3 surchargeable events suspensions, the RMV has no discretion. It is legally required to suspend your license if you fail to take the required NSC class.

You are legally entitled to a Registry hearing. However, the only issue which can be brought up is the accuracy of your driving record. If you feel that an error has been made, the RMV will require to you present sufficient documentation to prove that you were found not at fault for a surchargeable accidents or not responsible for a motor vehicle violation.

If your license is suspended for 7 surchargeable events, you may be considered for a hardship license. Contact Attorney Brian E. Simoneau at 508-656-0057 for more information. Upon reinstatement, you will have to pay a $100.00 reinstatement fee and a $50.00 surcharge, for a total of $150.00. These fees are only payable once. This means that if you are granted a 12 hour hardship license you will not have to pay another $150.00 when you obtain your full license.

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