SEMA eNews Vol. 16, No. 4, January 24, 2013

Vermont Bill Seeks to Penalize Some Aftermarket Exhaust Systems

A bill to ban motor-vehicle exhaust systems that increase the noise level has been reintroduced in Vermont. Under the bill, violators would not pass the state’s required inspection and would be subject to fines. The measure does not provide an opportunity for vehicle hobbyists to install and use exhaust systems that meet an objective decibel limit under a fair and predictable test and would make it difficult for hobbyists to replace factory exhaust systems with more durable, better performing options. 

For more information, visit the SEMA Action Network (SAN) website. For details, contact Steve McDonald at stevem@sema.org.

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