Safety advocates want stronger SC trailer laws

SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) - Safety activists in South Carolina want stronger laws for small trailers.

They say the trailers that pull boats, lawn equipment, or building supplies are poorly regulated and too often cause serious accidents. The Department of Motor Vehicles said that if your trailer is less than 2,500 pounds and won't travel out of state, it doesn't have to be registered. That makes trailers harder to match up with an owner.

"A good law that makes sense will benefit everyone. It'll benefit the people that lose their trailers, the police because they'll spend less time on trying to find stolen trailers," said Ron Melancon of National Trailer Safety.

The group has contacted South Carolina legislators but so far has not seen any results.

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