A Bill to Ban the Carolina Squat is Headed Back to the SC House
If signed into law, it would call for $100 fines for first-time offenders, and $200 for the second time after the 180-day period.
A bill that would ban the ‘Carolina Squat’ is now heading back to the state House. The House Education and Public Works committee approved an amended version of the bill that would ban the modification. The squat is defined as when the front end of a truck or SUV is lifted higher than the back end. The proposed bill would make it illegal for the front fender to be raised four or more inches above the height of the rear fender. Under the amended bill, the measurement would be determined from the center of the wheel to the fender and how it measures perpendicular to the ground. The Senate passed the bill back in February. It also passed the Senate with an amendment stating that only tickets would be issued as penalties for the first 180 days after the bill takes effect. If signed into law, it would call for $100 fines for first-time offenders, and $200 for the second time after the 180-day period. The amended version is now heading to the House, if it passes through, it will be sent back to Senate for another vote, and possibly to Governor McMaster’s desk for signature.