Bill deletes bike handlebar restrictions
COLUMBIA, S.C. - Bikers could legally drive a motorcycle with high handlebars under a bill that received key approval Tuesday in the House.
The measure would delete state restrictions on motorcycle handlebars. State law currently outlaws handlebars more than 15 inches higher than the biker's seat.
The issue was one advocated by the bikers' rights group A Brotherhood Against Totalitarian Enactments (ABATE) of South Carolina.
The House also gave key approval to a bill making it illegal for people to use technology that interferes with law enforcement's radar equipment. Anyone who uses a jamming or scrambling device in their vehicle could be charged with a misdemeanor and fined up to $1,000. The proposal does not outlaw radar detectors.
The Senate approved both bills in April.