Virginia Bill to Ban the Sale of Aftermarket Exhaust Systems

A bill (H.B. 462) to ban the sale of “any aftermarket exhaust system component” that would cause the vehicle to produce “excessive or unusual noise” will be considered by the Virginia House Transportation Committee.

We Urge You to Contact House Transportation Committee Members (List Below) Immediately to Request Their Opposition to H.B. 462.

  • H.B. 462 ignores the fact that aftermarket exhaust systems are designed to make vehicles run more efficiently without increasing emissions.
  • H.B. 462 does not supply law enforcement with a clear standard to enforce, allowing them to make subjective judgments on whether or not a modified exhaust system is in violation.
  • H.B. 462 fails to recognize that aftermarket exhaust systems offer increased performance, which can make a vehicle safer by improving its ability to merge, pass, travel uphill, etc.
  • H.B. 462 would make it difficult for hobbyists to replace factory exhaust systems with more durable, better performing options.

DON’T DELAY!  Please contact members of the Virginia House of Delegates’ Transportation Committee immediately by phone or e-mail to request their opposition to H.B. 462.  Please e-mail a copy of your letter to Steve McDonald at  Thank you for your assistance.

Virginia House Transportation Committee  

Chairman:  Delegate Joe T. May

Delegate Thomas Davis Rust

Delegate John A. Cosgrove

Delegate Timothy D. Hugo

Delegate Edward T. Scott

Delegate Vivian E. Watts

Delegate David J. Toscano

Delegate Charles W. Carrico, Sr.

Delegate Thomas D. Gear

Delegate G. Glenn Oder

Delegate Robert Tata

Delegate Barry D. Knight

Delegate Ron A. Villanueva

Delegate Barbara J. Comstock

Delegate T. Scott Garrett

Delegate John A. Cox

Delegate Jeion A. Ward

Delegate Adam P. Ebbin

Delegate Mamye E. BaCote

Delegate Robert H. Brink

Delegate Delores L. McQuinn

Delegate Betsy B. Carr