HONOLULU, Hawaii (May 19, 2014) — Legislation governing the use of vehicle aftermarket exhaust systems died when the Hawaii state legislature adjourned for the year.
According to the Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA), the bill would have required official state inspection stations to test vehicles to determine if their exhaust systems “emit noise
noticeably greater than that emitted by the vehicle as equipped from the factory.” The bill had not been given committee consideration.
The bill “unfairly provided no objective standard by which vehicles could be tested,” SEMA said in its eNews newsletter, “and did not provide inspection stations with decibel readings on factory-installed exhaust systems.”
When is the last time you attended one of the national tire industry trade shows, such as SEMA, ITEC or the North American Tire & Retread Expo?
|I try and take in at least one show a year.||
|I usually attend one every few years.||
|There are so many tire maker and distributor meetings each year, I don’t see a need to attend one of the national shows.||
|I don’t find value in these shows and haven’t been to one in years.||
|I’d like to but I am too busy||