A bill to ban the sale or installation of "an exhaust system which has been modified in a manner which will amplify or increase the noise emitted by the exhaust” will be considered by the Massachusetts Joint Transportation Committee on October 2. The bill excludes limited-use “antique motor cars” from its scope, a clear attempt by the bill’s sponsors to divide the automobile hobby in an effort to gain clearer sailing for this restrictive and damaging piece of legislation.
SEMA opposes the bill primarily because it does not supply law enforcement with a clear standard to enforce, allowing them to make subjective judgments on whether or not a modified exhaust system is in violation. The measure was defeated in the past five legislative sessions. For more information, go to www.semasan.com/main/main.aspx?id=62241.
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