WASHINGTON, D.C. (Oct. 4, 2013) — The Massachusetts Joint Transportation Committee heard testimony Sept, 24 on a bill that would ban the "use and sale of any exhaust pipe that increases the sound emission of any vehicle, including motorcycles."
According to Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA), the legislation supplies law enforcement with a clear standard to enforce for motorcycles, but does not provide a test standard or decibel level for modified exhaust systems installed on any other motor vehicle, including passenger cars and trucks.
While the bill remains eligible for an executive session by the committee, SEMA said no vote has yet been taken. The Diamond Bar, Calif.-based trade group told its membership that "it is not too late to voice your opposition" to the proposed legislation.
More information is available by contacting SEMA's Steve McDonald via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by logging onto the SEMA Action Network (SAN) website.