are used to being under the gun from communities for the amount of noise their
semis can make.
New Hampshire, motorcyclists who rig their rides with “straight pipes” are
finding out they are not immune to similar venom.
in the state’s House and Senate reached agreement late last month on a measure
that would increase penalties for motorcycle riders whose bikes are too loud, Foster’s
Daily Democrat reported.
bill – HB326 – calls for banning so-called “straight pipes” on exhaust systems
that police chiefs in the state say lead to excessive noise and a lot of
complaints from residents in the summer. Those caught with straight pipes or
louder than the legal limit would be fined at least $100 for a first offense,
$250 for a second offense and a minimum of $500 for each additional violation
within the calendar year.
bill now awaits the signature of Gov. John Lynch.