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More than 70,000 suspended Michigan drivers are once again able to drive thanks to new Michigan license law.  The laws bans anyone from having their driver’s license suspended because of unpaid court costs, tickets or other issues unrelated to safe driving. The law took into effect Friday, October 1st and will prevent the suspension of licenses in the future for the same reasons. The new law will also allow many drivers who previously lost their license due to unpaid ticket and finds to legally began driving once they receive a letter from the state of Michigan.

Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson released a statement saying, “By lifting suspensions for non-moving violations, we are enabling tens of thousands of Michiganders to drive to work, pick up their children from school, and more fully participate in their communities, we are proud to implement this new law in support of Michiganders across the state.” According to multiple sources, Michigan drivers who had their licenses suspended due to unpaid tickets or court costs, will either be able to use their current license or get a new one if they choose. Detroit, continue to practice safe driving.