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New CA Exhaust law

Discussion in 'California (Southern)' started by robertgarven, Jan 9, 2019.

  1. FerrariFab

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  2. mello

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    I wish it was that easy. If a VW and my Ferrari was speeding at 85 MPH, guess which one of us get pulled over by the CHP?
     
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    CHP: I got you 95mph, but will write you for 83mph.

    ME: Huh!?! Wait a minute!

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  4. mello

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    True. In this situation, the LEOs are trained to ticket the driver that has the most potential to pay up. As stated by my HS friend which is a SF police officer.
     
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    My damned Fiat 500 Abarth might be in violation the purely stock exhaust :/
     
  6. Rory breaker

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    I asked in another forum but this seems to be more active...

    Can someone who knows for sure clarify:
    - can they ticket you if you have out of state plates, with an out of state license?
    - what about in state license, but still out of state plates?

    Finally, if they do ticket you in either case above...does it jus go into the ether, or would it legitimately follow state to state/prevent future registrations/etc?
     
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    You will be referred to the DMV and / or Franchise Tax Board.
     
  8. Innovativethinker

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    Every Harley rider in so cal will get a ticket
     
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    Having an officer decide based on his opinion is not right. There must be an objective measurement using an sound meter.
     
  10. obbob

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    For anyone that still thinks this won't have the chance to be a huge inconvenience:

    Here is a video of a stock Dodge Charger failing a state ref inspection. The inspector literally even wrote "OEM exhaust" on the failed inspection slip. Unfortunately, the sound inspection is cut and clear: be below the sound limit or fail. At least the Abarth previously linked post passed, if barely.

    Whoever owns this Dodge literally has to modify his car to make it quieter before he can legally drive again, or he has to get paperwork from Dodge corporate and try and make his case in court.




    They can ticket you for not having California registration if they believe you are a California resident. They cannot ticket an out of state car for violating California regulations, such as this exhaust law. Other examples of things you would be protected against are window tint laws and emissions.
     
  11. Rifledriver

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    Welcome to California.


    I am so glad I left.
     
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  12. Testarossa Sean

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    So glad I left too LMAO !


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  13. Mmckee

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    Coming soon to a State near you.
     
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  14. Rory breaker

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    Exactly what I was looking for. Yes, I would say I’m only here for a few days a month with the car, live out of state, license out of state, out of state plates. Safe?
     

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