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Utah Lawmaker Introduces Bill to Ensure Reasonable Tailpipe Noise

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Dec. 28, 2021—A state lawmaker in Utah has introduced a bill that would require that vehicles subject to emissions inspections also be checked for tweaks that make tailpipes louder, Fox 13 reported. 

Murray Representative Mark Wheatley has introduced a bill for the 2022 legislative session. Those who are found to have made modifications to make their vehicles louder could face fines ranging from at least $100 for the first violation, to over $500 for subsequent violations.

Sixteen states currently have what are considered to be aggressive laws prohibiting "excessive or unusual" muffler noise. Wheatley has introduced the bill for several years and it has yet to pass.

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