Law allows bike racks to block license plates

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LANSING, Mich. (WOOD) — Drivers won’t be ticketed for removable objects blocking their license plates after new legislation was signed Wednesday.

Rep. Holly Hughes, R-Montague, sponsored the legislation that allows removable bike racks, trailer hitches, tow balls or similar devices used to carry objects on the back of a vehicle.

Previous legislation didn’t include those objects in its definition of foreign objects that obscure the view of vehicle license plates.

“By updating this law, I hope our outdoor enthusiasts feel more at ease transporting their bikes and other recreational vehicles,” Snyder said in a release.

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