Loud pipes save lives? New York law makers take aim at noisy exhausts
ALBANY, N.Y. (BIKER DAD)– Loud pipes save lives? Tell that to New York state lawmakers who just passed a law to put a stop to them. The bill called the SLEEP Act. SLEEP stands for Stop Loud and Excessive Exhaust Pollution. State Senator Shelly Mayer proclaimed it an important “quality of life” issue as she proclaimed victory on the front law of a Yonkers residence.
Mayer is one of the sponsors of the bill, “the problem of souped up vehicles during COVID and before has been a serious problem throughout the state….The noise she says “frankly makes it hard to sleep in beautiful residential neighborhoods like this one. The full press conference was posted on the senator’s Facebook page.
If the governor signs the bill the fine for loud pipes on a car increases to $1,500. The fine for bikes will be $500. Safety inspections will be denied as well for modified exhaust.
Bikers often say loud pipes save lives. Although there’s not solid proof like a scientific study of that, many bikers will still see this as an affront to their freedoms. They’ll also see it as another law that profiles motorcycle enthusiasts.
We’ll keep you posted if the governor signs it.