Guide to Modified
A Reference for Law Enforcement Officers
and Motor Vehicle Inspectors
by Noise Free America: A Coalition to
Publication Date: May 2017
$14.95 US • Trade Paperback • 5" x 7" • 100 pages
LAW / Reference • BISAC LAW079000
Over 80 color photographs • Glossary • Index
Excessive noise is a major public health issue. High noise levels are associated with hearing loss, heart disease, sleep deprivation, chronic fatigue, ringing of the ears, and aggressive behavior. Loud noise also damages communities, reduces property values, and denies individuals the right to peacefully enjoy their own home and property.
One of the major sources of excessive and unnecessary noise is from motorcycles, automobiles, and light trucks equipped with modified exhaust systems. By definition, a modified exhaust is not of the type installed at the time of manufacture, does not meet the manufacturer’s specifications, does not comply with manufacturing regulatory standards, and is the root cause of excessively loud vehicles.
Guide to Modified Exhaust Systems: A Reference for Law Enforcement Officers and Motor Vehicle Inspectors includes numerous photographs to make it easy to visually identify this illegal equipment.
This slim, portable manual should be of great interest to law enforcement officials, motor vehicle inspec- tors, prosecutors, and legislators, as well as all citizens who desire peace and quiet.
Audience: Police officers, vehicle inspection officers, government departments, and private citizens interested in noise abatement.
About the Author: Noise Free America: A Coalition to Promote Quiet is the nation’s most prominent anti-noise organization, focusing on excessive noise from motorcycles, loud car stereos, and leaf blow- ers. Noise Free America has dozens of chapters in around 25 states. Noise Free America has been fea- tured in more than 350 media stories, including on 20/20, CNN, and NPR, as well as in Time magazine, the New York Times, and the Washington Post. For more information, visit motorcyclenoise.org.
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