New York Law Would Put Loud Vehicle Exhausts TO ‘SLEEP’
Love 'em or hate 'em, you've definitely heard or maybe even felt them in your vehicle or home.
Or maybe you have been under a bridge when another vehicle stomped on the gas and the reverberation of a souped-up exhaust scared the heck out of ya! Those super loud vehicle exhausts could soon be outlawed in New York state.
ABC 7 is reporting that New York state has passed a new law "...designed to turn down the volume by banning the devices that make those souped-up vehicles loud." The law was put into motion by lawmakers in Westchester County who were fielding complaints about the boisterous exhaust systems.
The new law has been called the "SLEEP Act" which stands for 'Stop Loud and Excessive Exhaust Pollution." The state legislature has passed the law and ABC 7 says it is currently awaiting final approval from Governor Cuomo. The new law would basically ban the sale and installation of the parts that turn an exhaust from Barry Manilow into Axl Rose on the decibel scale. Motorists who ignore the law and turn their exhausts up to 11 could face fines up to $1000.
While the loud exhausts can be a nuisance, I can imagine for car enthusiasts the SLEEP act is a snoozer. One of the thrills of horsepower be it from a classic muscle car or a souped-up compact is the roar of an internal combustion engine. And for car buffs, the louder the better. This is why the final outcome of this could be interesting: ABC 7 astutely points out the person with final approval on this, Governor Cuomo, is himself a car guy. So ya gotta figure there is a good chance New York engines will keep on roaring.