New law delays loss of license over parking fines in New Jersey

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TRENTON -

A new law signed by Gov. Chris Christie Thursday will give drivers a bit of a reprieve from losing their license because of parking violations.

The law, which was approved by lawmakers in March, creates a 30-day delay between when someone is notified they have failed to pay a parking fine and when they lose their license.

Previously, the state Motor Vehicle Commission was allowed to suspend a driver's license or registration as soon as it's notified of a missed fine or notice to appear in court.

The Associated Press wire services contributed to this report.

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