UPDATE: New Hampshire Advances Side-Mounted Exhaust Bill to Senate
DON’T DELAY! Please contact the Senate Transportation Committee to request support H.B. 1534:
You may use the following points in your message:
- H.B. 1534 allows the use of side-mounted exhaust pipes for antique vehicles, provided the exhaust discharge point is to the rear of the rear edge of the front door and such system shall direct exhaust gas away from the vehicle.
- H.B. 1534 brings New Hampshire in line with other states that allow for side-mounted exhaust systems.
- H.B. 1534 recognizes that the collection and restoration of historic and classic cars is an important part of preserving the technological achievements and cultural heritage of the United States.
Overview: New Hampshire has introduced SAN-supported legislation (H.B. 1534) to authorize the use of side-mounted exhaust pipes for antique vehicles. The bill specifies exhaust discharge points (must be to the rear edge of either door if the vehicle has 2 doors and to the rear edge of either rear door if the vehicle has 4 doors) and such system directs exhaust gas away from the vehicle. Under current law, only custom vehicles are allowed to have a side-mounted exhaust system. Having passed the House, the bill now awaits consideration in the Senate Transportation Committee.