The Utah Senate is trying to ban aftermarket exhausts with a bill as poorly worded as it is questionably reasoned. Don't they know loud pipes save lives?
Look, if a legislature wants to make bypassing a catalytic converter or otherwise disabling the environmental equipment illegal, that's fine, whatever.
Although it's sort of the point of this bill. Unfortunately, it uses language like:
"This bill provides that a motor vehicle shall be equipped with a muffler that: is installed by the original manufacturer of the vehicle and is not modified or meets specifications equivalent to the muffler installed by the original manufacturer of the vehicle and is not modified.
Yeah, okay, so let's trust the average Provo street cop to determine how your exhaust is similar or dissimilar to what the factory installed or if it increases performance in a way that improves mileage or detracts from it. Are you going to give them special training or equipment? Nope, there will be no money appropriated for anything related to this bill. It's bad regulation.
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