Squatted vehicle ban becomes law

Published 4:00 pm Wednesday, May 8, 2024

BROOKHAVEN — A house bill to ban squatted vehicles was passed and approved by Gov.Tate Reeves. The ban will take effect on July 1, 2024. 

The Mississippi Department of Public Safety issued a release on Facebook announcing the new law. Under the house bill, trucks or vehicles with front fenders raised four inches higher than the rear fenders would be considered a squatted vehicle. 

“Violating this law will result in a misdemeanor, substantial fines and potential license suspension,” DPS wrote. “The main goal of this new law is to keep everyone safe on the roads and encourage safe and smart driving habits. Modifying vehicles in ways that affect visibility isn’t just risky for the drive but for everyone sharing the road.” 

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