UPDATE: Hawaii Legislature Passes Bill to Approve Unfair Exhaust Noise Cameras—Final Approval Awaits
DON’T DELAY! Please contact the Governor to request 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. The bill has passed both chambers of the Legislature and is now pending before the Governor for final approval—the Governor must hear from you before this proposal is signed into law!
However, additional SAN-opposed legislation (S.B. 586 / S.B. 587) to reform enforcement of the state’s exhaust noise laws died when the legislature adjourned for the year. Special thanks to those who participated in this win!
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.