(LANSING, Mich.) -- A new law that punishes drivers with three or more unpaid parking tickets went into effect in Michigan on Wednesday, according to The Detroit News. The state is hoping it will allow them to collect millions of dollars in unpaid fines.
Under the new regulation, the state of Michigan can deny the renewal or issuance of a driver's license if the driver has three or more unpaid tickets. The previous law allowed motorists to accumulate six tickets.
The report says drivers must pay a $45 clearing fee before receiving a new license.
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