A town in South Carolina has passed a measure that outlaws citizens from wearing excessively saggy pants.
The law was passed in Timmonsville, South Carolina, a small town of about 2,000 southwest of Florence.
The law, enacted immediately, makes it illegal for town members to wear sagging trousers or shorts that intentionally display a person’s underwear. The law also outlaws nudity and pornographic displays.
Offenders of the law are subject to a warning, and could face a fine between $100 and $600 for repeat offenses.
“We’re trying to build up our town. And we can have the business, but if the people are not looking somewhat decent, then we have the business, but because of the people, they’ll be scared to get out of their cars,” councilman Walter Washington said when he proposed the measure last month, according to the Washington Times .
According to WCIV in Charleston, South Carolina, the law was also enacted to help young people make better choices.
Alex Hider is a writer for the E.W. Scripps National Desk. Follow him on Twitter @alexhider.