Cooper Signs HB 692: “Restrict Certain Vehicle Modifications”

Among a list of 11 North Carolina bills Governor Roy Cooper signed into law last week was one generically called “Restrict Certain Vehicle Modifications.” The law, known as HB 692, will do away with a polarizing (and some say dangerous) height adjustment of pickup trucks called the “Carolina Squat.” That’s where the rear of a pickup is lower than the front end. The new bill outlawing the modifications goes into effect on December 1st. The penalty is “mandatory revocation of license” for at least a year.