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Elderly Michigan drivers subject to health restrictions

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LANSING (WKZO) -- Elderly drivers in Michigan may be receiving a letter from the Secretary of State's Office concerning their medical health.

A new law passed last year in the lame duck session of the legislature gives doctors the ability to contact the state if they think a patient may be unsafe behind the wheel.  The bill was supported by doctors, and Secretary of State Ruth Johnson.

The law is not being well received by older residents who believe the law is unfair, while others say it may lead to patients lying to their doctors about their health to maintain driving privileges.

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