Introduced by Rep. Edward Gaffney (R) on March 12, 2003, to prohibit a dealer from selling new motorcycles for use on the street that produce a maximum noise exceeding 80 decibels (instead of the current 83 decibels).
Referred to the House Transportation Committee on March 12, 2003.
Re: Loud pipes save lives by buster123456789 on September 11, 2011
Loud cycles are rarely heard when one is in a car with the windows up. "Loud cycles save lives" is a poor excuse for one who suffers from arrested development ("Whee, look at me") along with the need for 'Viagra on wheels'.
Obnoxiousness is not a right! by Anonymous Citizen on July 13, 2008 Seems to me motorcyclists like you are being the big babies! You guys are going around toting how the 4 and 18 wheelers should be treating you guys with kit-gloves. I simply don't accept the idea that the general driving public wishes ill-will on motorcyclists. I for one try to be as accomodating to them as possible. It's like that highway patrolman from Massachusetts wrote on his website. Cyclists are smaller and are more difficult to see. Plus they are smaller and can travel faster, and as a result don't have enough time to find they're way out of a accident. Need I also mention by a cyclist not having the kind of outer protection like a vehicle does, the odds of injury and death increase greatly. They are simply laws of physics that cannot be denied! Many of you cyclists are probably aware of these things already, but I think an overwhelming majority are ignorant to the above facts. I acknowledge the vulnerability of the cyclist, but that does not give them a license to be careless!
Obnoxiousness is not a right! by Anonymous Citizen on July 13, 2008 Did any of you "noise right advocates" think about attaching horns to your bikes just as the four wheelers do. Or would that be to expensive and just simply a time and energy waster? And just because you all don't care about your hearing, I'd sure like to keep as much of mine as I can by the age of 75.