Desoto County News

Squatted trucks officially banned in Mississippi

Squatted trucks have officially been banned in Mississippi, according to a release from MDPS.

“Squatted vehicles” = Banned ‼️

Governor Tate Reeves has recently signed House Bill 349 effective July 1, 2024.

This legislation addresses the issue of ‘squatted vehicles’ – trucks or vehicles with front fenders raised 4 inches or more higher than the rear fenders. Violating this law will result in a misdemeanor, substantial fines, and potential license suspension.

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 driver but for everyone sharing the road.

We will continue to keep safety our number one priority!