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Alabama Seeks ban on Squatted trucks

todayFebruary 19, 2024 473 5

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The State of Alabama is the latest state to seek a ban on a fad in the automative community known as the “carolina squat”.  this is a modification that utilizes a lift kit on the front end of the truck while the back end has little to now modification in the rear, making the truck appear to “sit” or “squat”.

State Rep. Ron Bolton of Northport, ALabama says his office receiving pushback over legislation he filed to regulate squatted vehicles. A petition against the bill has already received over 1,000 signatures.

House Bill 55 (HB55), also known as the Alabama Squat Truck Law, would prohibit the alteration of a motor vehicle so that the height of the front fender is raised four or more inches greater than the height of the accompanying rear fender.

The penalties would be at most $50 for a first violation, not more than $100 for a second, and third and subsequent violations carry a $250 fine in addition to two points on a driver’s license.

Bolton amended the bill to exempt any originally manufactured vehicles and modifications or alterations for legitimate commercial or agricultural purposes.

Three states have enacted similar legislation: North Carolina, Virginia and South Carolina.

 

 

Written by: Jason Knight - Program Director

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