In 1971 J. Standard Baker Quoted " Drivers Towing Trailers Are Four (4) Times As Unsafe As Those In Cars Alone!
Charlie's Law' would establish safety standards for pull ... A proposal in South Carolina would add death by firing squad to the state's list of approved execution .
Charlie's Law Was Killed By The Farmers Of South Carolina and We Will Name Each Member Who Voted To Let People Get Killed By LOOSE TRAILERS...
You can legally tow a trailer with no vin number, no working lights, no plate and even homemade without safety chains and kill anybody you want in South Carolina and the cops cannot pull you over..............yet if you have one light out on your car they (The Cops) will pull you over....maybe TAZE you and then maybe even shoot at you.
TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 56-5-245 SO AS TO DEFINE THE TERM "UTILITY TRAILER" AND TO PROVIDE FOR THE EQUIPMENT THAT MUST BE USED TO ATTACH A TOWING VEHICLE TO A UTILITY TRAILER.
Amend Title To Conform
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
SECTION 1. This act may be cited as "Charlie's Law".
SECTION 2. Section 56-5-5150 of the 1976 Code is amended to read:
"Section 56-5-5150. (A) As used in this section, a 'vehicle' includes, but is not limited to a utility trailer. When a vehicle is towing another vehicle on a public road or highway, the towing vehicle must be attached to the towed vehicle by a two safety chain, chains or cable devices, or equivalent device in addition to the regular drawbar, tongue, trailer hitch, or other connection trailer coupler with trailer ball and hinch pin.
(B) The safety connections or attachments must be of sufficient strength to maintain connection of the towed vehicle to the pulling vehicle under all conditions while the towed vehicle is being pulled by the towing vehicle. who decides 'sufficient'?
(C) The provisions of this section do not apply to vehicles using a hitch known as a fifth wheel and kingpin assembly. No part of this section shall conflict with the requirements of a vehicle subject to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations.
(D) A violation of this section is subject to a penalty not to exceed five hundred dollars or thirty days imprisonment.
(E) The provisions of this section do not apply to vehicles or utility trailers:
(1) used for farming purposes; or
(2) that utilize a chain that is adequate for the weight capacity of the trailer." HUH?
SECTION 3. This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor.
This web page was last updated on May 5, 2015 at 12:53 PM
Once again Farmers keep preventing Common Sense safety legislation.
Would farmers use a homemade baby seat and not have it secured in their own vehicle???? Then why are they towing a trailer homemade and without safety chains? In South Carolinia
Right from the Political Leaders mouth
Pure idiot he just exposed who is against SAFETY chains not being used in South Carolina
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