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VA Kills Altered-Height Vehicle Bill


 
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 02, 2005 6:16 pm    Post subject: VA Kills Altered-Height Vehicle Bill Reply with quote

SEMA-opposed legislation that would have included height-altered pickup or panel trucks under the scope of vehicles required to maintain a bumper height within the range of 14 to 22 inches has been killed by the Virginia State Legislature. In a letter to bill sponsor Senator Harry Blevins (R-Dist. 14), SEMA argued that the measure would have banned reasonably altered vehicles due to overstated concerns with bumper mismatch, forced owners of many modified vehicles to spend large sums of money to reinstall original components and banned useful alterations that provide adequate clearance for on-/off-road capability and accommodate heavy loads, larger tires, improved suspension and water-fording capability. In addition, the bill did not account for new vehicles coming off the assembly line with bumper heights significantly higher than 22 inches.

SEMA regularly participates in the development of vehicle equipment legislation and regulations in the states and has extensive experience concerning the regulation of vehicle suspension modifications. SEMA supports reasonable and relevant regulations at both the state and federal levels, consistent with the current model policy of the American Association of Motor Vehicle Administrators (AAMVA). However, by this bill, Virginia appeared poised to impose restrictive vehicle bumper height requirements on these trucks without substantiating that the legislation would improve highway safety or provide other tangible benefits. For details, contact Steve McDonald at stevem@sema.org.
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 02, 2005 6:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Can you put that into some redneck terms?

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 02, 2005 6:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

1fox2go wrote:
Can you put that into some redneck terms?

haha thanks

Go to school.
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 02, 2005 7:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Jon, basically, it's saying that they presented a bill to ban vehicles over 22 inches, and make them spends tons of money to reinstall stock suspension components. so....I'm safe Wink haha.
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 02, 2005 7:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ehirner wrote:
1fox2go wrote:
Can you put that into some redneck terms?

haha thanks

Go to school.


What'd he do to bring that on? Confused He asked a simple question Neutral
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 02, 2005 11:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

To explain it a little further, the law in VA now says that trucks under 4500 lbs must have it's front and rear bumpers between 14" and 28" off the ground. This bill (if it wasn't shot down) would have lumped light trucks in with passenger cars, where the range is 14" - 22", giving us 6" less of legal lift height...and remember bumper height is affected both by lifting AND puting on larger tires.

Make sense now?
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