Under MCL 257.319(18), a person with a restricted license is allowed to drive in the course of his or her employment or occupation and to and from any combination of the following:
(i) The person’s residence.
(ii) The person’s work location.
(iii) An alcohol or drug education or treatment program as ordered by the court.
(iv) The court probation department.
(v) A court-ordered community service program.
(vi) An educational institution at which the person is enrolled as a student.
(vii) A place of regularly occurring medical treatment for a serious condition for the person or a member of the person’s household or immediate family.
(viii) An ignition interlock service provider as required.
You must “carry proof of his or her destination and the hours of any employment, class, or other reason for traveling and [must] display that proof upon a peace officer’s request.” MCL 257.319(18). There is no provision in the statute that defines proof of destination. To comply with the intent of the statute, it is recommended that anyone using a restricted license for work purposes should have a letter from the employer stating hours and territories and places visited. A college student should carry his or her class registration papers. Carrying a probation order should speak to probation visits, community service, and court-ordered alcohol or drug treatment. If driving for medical treatment purposes, your client should carry the doctor or medical facility’s phone number to confirm the appointment.
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