Your Car, Truck Or Motorcycle May Be Breaking The Law In Arkansas
Did you know you may be breaking the law in Arkansas with your car, truck, or motorcycle?
Last weekend I was gassing up my wife's Suburban at a station on Stateline and a small car came by that sounded like it was going to explode at any minute. This little Pontiac sounded like an old farm truck and it was obvious it had no muffler to help keep it quiet.
I looked up the law in Arkansas on loud cars, trucks, and motorcycles and this is what I found:
Every motor vehicle shall, at all times, be equipped with a factory-installed muffler or one duplicating factory specifications, in good working order and in constant operation, to prevent excessive or unusual noise and annoying smoke.
Here is what a typical muffler looks like.
The law goes on to say that no vehicle can be operated on public roads, highways, or even alleys that produce excessive noise or smoke. These vehicles cannot be sold with any of these known violations as well.
It goes on to ban an exhaust cut out in an amendment to the law. Here is what an exhaust cut-out looks like.
This device lets you remotely make your car louder by bypassing the muffler. With a straight-through pipe directly from your motor. If you have ever been to the drag races you have probably heard a car with these 'cutouts'.
Anyone who has driven on the roads in Texarkana has seen a diesel pickup truck 'rolling coal' and totally anger folks on the road.
If you violate these noise or make laws you can be fined up to $500. Do you know someone who has a super loud car or truck?.
Of course, the great state of California has an exhaust law so strict that some sports cars like Mustangs and Camaros fail even with factory exhaust and their fine is $1000.
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