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Re: California Exhaust Law [Re: Vuflanovsky] #4974455
01/09/19 06:20 PM
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Originally Posted by Vuflanovsky
My take is that if you're over the 95dB threshold then you're probably either an (edit-mod) or using your exhaust as an angry inch or low T compensator...in either case fine them. If you live in a state that's approaching 40 million people you can get extremely tired of the self-entitled in many areas of life. If they don't care and think it's cool to have a 110 dB exhaust then I don't care either if they fine them $1000 or impound the vehicle. IMO, that's more (edit-mod) elimination and quality of life restoration than draconian state law.

AS an ex-Southern Californian I would agree. It's the same thing if your blasting your radio as well. It might be a 95db law as well. There are also laws on the books about how dark your tinted windows can be for both side windows of the front seats. This was done to protect law enforcement. Here in Utah-we have such laws bu they are not widely enforced. So-in a parking lot when you can't see the other driver through the windows-it's very tough to acknowledge right-of way.

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Re: California Exhaust Law [Re: s2krunner] #4974478
01/09/19 06:56 PM
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The Motor City
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I agree in principle. I hate having to stop conversation while some yayhoo drives by showing how cool he is. My bigger beef is with a lot of motorcycle riders.

$1000 is a bit much. I doubt anyone will write that kind of ticket. Make it $100 and start handing them out.

Kind of like our litter law. I never heard of anyone getting a $500 for littering, yet we have litter all over the place.

Re: California Exhaust Law [Re: s2krunner] #4974486
01/09/19 07:04 PM
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Only applies to modified exhaust, louder than normal factory exhaust is still okay it seems. It’s possible to have modified exhaust and not be obnoxious.


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Re: California Exhaust Law [Re: KGMtech] #4974489
01/09/19 07:10 PM
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ON, Canada eh?
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Originally Posted by KGMtech
Excellent! I hope this spreads to Canada. Biggest offenders here are the Harley owners. I ride too, but I don't subscribe to the loud pipes save lives BS.

Agreed. We have Apartments nearby and they go blasting up the cross street to ours and it echos off the buildings. Seems they go by at Midnight and 5am. mad


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Re: California Exhaust Law [Re: s2krunner] #4974512
01/09/19 07:39 PM
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Wish it applied to Harleys


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Re: California Exhaust Law [Re: s2krunner] #4974530
01/09/19 07:54 PM
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Speaking of stupid exhausts, check out this comedian's take on "ricers"...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9b0cA8FWfp4


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Re: California Exhaust Law [Re: s2krunner] #4974560
01/09/19 08:29 PM
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Hope they have that in Honolulu. Those loud Subarus, Hondas, mopeds and some Harleys should be fined.


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Re: California Exhaust Law [Re: anndel] #4974565
01/09/19 08:34 PM
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Originally Posted by anndel
Hope they have that in Honolulu. Those loud Subarus, Hondas, mopeds and some Harleys should be fined.


Miami Beach is strict with idiots on motorcycles revving their engines.

Tourists complain about the noise.

Re: California Exhaust Law [Re: BobsArmory] #4974585
01/09/19 08:47 PM
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Originally Posted by BobsArmory
The problem is how will they enforce it? Will they equip every police vehicle with decibel meters?


There was a product that was developed in Canada called "The Noise Snare". Basically a "sound" version of photo radar.

Problem is, prosecutions were very difficult and I don't know if a single one actually succeeded in securing a conviction.


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Re: California Exhaust Law [Re: s2krunner] #4974586
01/09/19 08:49 PM
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It's a start. Way too lenient, but a start.


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Re: California Exhaust Law [Re: s2krunner] #4974587
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95 db at what distance? Meaningless figure without it.

Re: California Exhaust Law [Re: user52165] #4974590
01/09/19 08:53 PM
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Originally Posted by user52165
95 db at what distance? Meaningless figure without it.


ON sound systems they put in a distance measurement. Something like 95db within 200 feet...or something like that.

Laws are usually written to be enforceable-but they do miss now and again.

Re: California Exhaust Law [Re: Mr Nice] #4974608
01/09/19 09:11 PM
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Originally Posted by Mr Nice
Originally Posted by anndel
Hope they have that in Honolulu. Those loud Subarus, Hondas, mopeds and some Harleys should be fined.


Miami Beach is strict with idiots on motorcycles revving their engines.

Tourists complain about the noise.


It always makes me laugh when people go to Miami Beach expecting peace and quiet.


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Re: California Exhaust Law [Re: s2krunner] #4974642
01/09/19 10:02 PM
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My Chevy SS, Camaros and others have a bimodal exhaust. A flip of a switch make some good noise. I hope not ticket worthy sounds...but since it is “stock”, no ticket.... or at least a sound defense at court?

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Re: California Exhaust Law [Re: s2krunner] #4974697
01/09/19 11:15 PM
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I did not hear about the new law, but it will be hard to enforce, at least in Silicon Valley.
The police have too much to do as it is.
For example, the commuter lanes are clogged with cheats; they don't even care.

As for the price, well if you do get busted, when you add on court costs, etc, it will certainly be waaaaaay more.


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