UPDATE: California Bill to Repeal 2018 Exhaust Noise Law Introduced; Referred to Committee on Transportation

DON’T DELAY!  Please contact the Assembly Committee on Transportation to request support for AB 390:

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 clarifies 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 has been introduced and awaits consideration in the Assembly Committee on Transportation.

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