August 08, 2005
by: jovial_cynic
It looks like Sacramento, California has a new law that will make modifying car engines illegal. Cops in that area will be profiling cars for "tell-tale signs of illegal modification such as window tinting, large spoilers, extra gauges or racing stickers." You'd think the FIVE MILLIONS DOLLARS of FEDERAL TAX money (read: YOUR money) could be better used to... I dunno... stop REAL criminals.

And if looking for racing stickers wasn't silly enough, police officers are also checking for exhaust noise:

In practice, "excessive exaust noise" tickets are the most common violation. California law does not require police to measure sound levels objectively. Instead, according to the California Highway Patrol, the "citation is based on officer's judgment."

Great. Because we all know that the subjective judgement of a police officer lends to a healthy society.
np category: politics


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