While we haven’t spotted many squatted work trucks, we’re going to see any fewer at least in North Carolina.
Last week, Gov. Roy Cooper (D) signed a bill banning trucks that are raised in the front and lowered in the rear.
Critics say such modifications to the trucks make them less safe since the front-lift reduces driver visibility, projects the headlights at a high angle and impacts truck handling.
According to N.C. House Bill 692, drivers will be cited if “the suspension, frame, or chassis, the height of the front fender is 4 or more inches greater than the height of the rear fender. For the purposes of this subsection, the height of the fender shall be a vertical measurement from and perpendicular to the ground, through the centerline of the wheel, and to the bottom of the fender."
Drivers have until Dec. 1 to level up, move out of the state or risk getting cited. A third ticket will result in license revocation for at least one year.