Tennessee Introduces Unfair Exhaust Noise Bill

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Overview: Tennessee introduces SAN-opposed legislation (S.B. 434/ H.B. 769) that states it is unlawful to operate a motor vehicle that is not equipped with a muffler deemed to not be in good working order or if the vehicle produces excessive or unusual or annoying smoke. S.B. 434 is awaiting consideration in the Senate Transportation and Safety Committee and H.B. 769 will be heard on March 1st in the House Transportation Subcommittee.

Tennessee 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 Tennessee a clear standard with a proven record of success.