UPDATE: Hawaii Advancing Bill to Approve Unfair Exhaust Noise Cameras for Final Vote
DON’T DELAY! Please contact lawmakers to request their opposition to this proposal:
Overview: Hawaii has introduced SAN-opposed legislation (S.B. 588) to develop a pilot program for testing noise cameras to ticket loud cars and trucks. However, the underlying laws are fundamentally flawed. Currently, Hawaii prohibits mufflers that “noticeably increase the noise” and mandates that mufflers must be identical to their factory setting. The current law is unenforceable as it is vague, subjective, and unfair. Having passed the Senate and the House, as well as a Conference Committee, S.B. 588 will be considered on the House floor THIS WEEK—these lawmakers must hear from you before this final vote is held!
Hawaii needs to implement a fair testing procedure and decibel limit for vehicle owners accused of unreasonable exhaust noise violations. Other states have adopted a decibel limit of 95 decibels when tested under and SAE International procedure, which provides a fair and reasonable working system. This SAN-supported SAE test is conducted in a controlled environment using objective methodology. This solution offers Hawaii a clear standard with a proven record of success.