Here is Virginia, there are some new laws going into effect July 1st…
In the past, we only had to switch lanes when we saw law enforcement or emergency vehicles on the side of the highway, but a new law expands that rule. Starting July 1, if at all possible, drivers must move over, or slow down, on the highway for any car parked on the side of the road, regardless of its markings.
I do not know how much good this will do when you consider how many Police Vehicles, Ambulances, and even Fire Engines that are hit with light flashing and sirens blaring…
No person shall operate any motor vehicle with a gross weight of 6,500 pounds or less with an exhaust system that emits noise in excess of 85 decibels. Such noise level shall be measured from a distance of at least 50 feet, unless otherwise provided by law.
If a vehicle is inspected that does not have a muffler (straight pipes are not considered a muffler), the inspector should explain to the customer that although the vehicle will pass inspection without a muffler, it is a violation of state law for the vehicle to be operated on the highway without it.
I also do not know how this will be enforced… See the next bullet…
In this “Woke” world, the laws prohibit law enforcement officers from making traffic stops for certain minor offenses.
*** No brake lights or high-mount stoplight
*** No taillights
*** No light illuminating a license plate
*** No exhaust system or an exhaust system that is excessively noisy
*** Certain tinting films or shading materials
*** Certain items hanging in the vehicle
It will become a Class 6 felony to purchase, sell, or offer for sale, a catalytic converter that was detached from a vehicle, unless the sale is being made by a scrap metal purchaser following all the required provisions (and there are a lot of hoops to jump through…).
I really hope this helps to make the Market will dry up… Only the most nefarious junk/metal dealers will be willing to take this on. The honest dealers will not take this on as the paperwork must be kept for two years and all types of proof are required to prove you are the rightful owner of the Cat to sell it…