UPDATE: California Bill to Repeal 2018 Exhaust Noise Law to Be Heard on March 25

DON’T DELAY!  If you have not done so already, contact the Assembly Committee on Transportation to request support for AB 390—please ask others to follow suit by spreading the word:

You may use the following points in your message:

  • AB 390 restores law enforcement’s discretion to issue “fix-it” tickets for exhaust noise violations and broken mufflers.
  • AB 390 does not change California’s 95-decibel exhaust noise limits for motor vehicles.
  • AB 390 restores clarity to the law for motorists and the companies that manufacture and install exhaust products.  

Overview: Legislation (AB 390) has been introduced in California to repeal the section of a 2018 law (AB 1824) that amended how state law enforcement officials issue citations for exhaust noise violations. Under the current law, a vehicle cited for violating exhaust noise laws no longer receives what is known as a “fix-it” ticket. Instead, violations now result in an immediate fine. AB 390 would re-institute law enforcement’s discretion to issue “fix-it” tickets. The bill will now be considered by the Assembly Committee on Transportation on March 25.

More information: Fact vs. Fiction: California’s New Exhaust Noise Law