NEW YORK Muffler LAW

SECTION 375

Equipment

Vehicle & Traffic (VAT) CHAPTER 71, TITLE 3, ARTICLE 9

31. Mufflers and exhaust systems. Prevention of noise. Every motor

vehicle, operated or driven upon the highways of the state, shall at all

times be equipped with an adequate muffler and exhaust system in

constant operation and properly maintained to prevent any excessive or

unusual noise and no such muffler or exhaust system shall be equipped

with a cut-out, bypass, or similar device. No person shall modify the

muffler or exhaust system of a motor vehicle in a manner which will

amplify or increase the noise emitted by the motor or exhaust system of

such vehicle above that emitted by the muffler or exhaust system

originally installed on the vehicle and such original muffler and

exhaust system shall comply with all the requirements of this section.

A muffler is a device consisting of a series of chambers or baffle

plates, or other mechanical design for the purpose of receiving exhaust

gas from an internal combustion engine, and effective in reducing noise.

An exhaust system is a series of mechanical devices for the purpose of

receiving exhaust gas from an internal combustion engine and expelling

it into the atmosphere.

* NB Effective until April 1, 2022

* 31. Mufflers and exhaust systems. Prevention of noise. (a) Every

motor vehicle, operated or driven upon the highways of the state, shall

at all times be equipped with an adequate muffler and exhaust system in

constant operation and properly maintained to prevent any excessive or

unusual noise and no such muffler or exhaust system shall be equipped

with a cut-out, bypass, or similar device. No person shall modify the

muffler or exhaust system of a motor vehicle in a manner which will

amplify or increase the noise emitted by the motor or exhaust system of

such vehicle above that emitted by the muffler or exhaust system

originally installed on the vehicle and such original muffler and

exhaust system shall comply with all the requirements of this section.

(b) No person shall, in the state, sell, offer for sale or install any

of the following for the muffler or exhaust system of a motor vehicle: a

cut-out, bypass, or a similar device which will amplify or increase the

noise emitted by the motor or exhaust system of such vehicle above that

emitted by the muffler or exhaust system originally installed on the

vehicle.

A muffler is a device consisting of a series of chambers or baffle

plates, or other mechanical design for the purpose of receiving exhaust

gas from an internal combustion engine, and effective in reducing noise.

An exhaust system is a series of mechanical devices for the purpose of

receiving exhaust gas from an internal combustion engine and expelling

it into the atmosphere.

* NB Effective April 1, 2022

* 31-a. No person shall, in the state, sell, install or use a

motorcycle exhaust device without internal baffles, known as “straight

pipes”.

* NB Effective until April 1, 2022

* 31-a. No person shall, in the state, sell, offer for sale or install

a motorcycle exhaust device without internal baffles, known as “straight

pipes”.

31. Mufflers and exhaust systems. Prevention of noise. Every motor
vehicle, operated or driven upon the highways of the state, shall at all
times be equipped with an adequate muffler and exhaust system in
constant operation and properly maintained to prevent any excessive or
unusual noise and no such muffler or exhaust system shall be equipped
with a cut-out, bypass, or similar device. No person shall modify the
muffler or exhaust system of a motor vehicle in a manner which will
amplify or increase the noise emitted by the motor or exhaust system of
such vehicle above that emitted by the muffler or exhaust system
originally installed on the vehicle and such original muffler and
exhaust system shall comply with all the requirements of this section.

A muffler is a device consisting of a series of chambers or baffle
plates, or other mechanical design for the purpose of receiving exhaust
gas from an internal combustion engine, and effective in reducing noise.

An exhaust system is a series of mechanical devices for the purpose of
receiving exhaust gas from an internal combustion engine and expelling
it into the atmosphere.

* NB Effective until April 1, 2022

* 31. Mufflers and exhaust systems. Prevention of noise. (a) Every
motor vehicle, operated or driven upon the highways of the state, shall
at all times be equipped with an adequate muffler and exhaust system in
constant operation and properly maintained to prevent any excessive or
unusual noise and no such muffler or exhaust system shall be equipped
with a cut-out, bypass, or similar device. No person shall modify the
muffler or exhaust system of a motor vehicle in a manner which will
amplify or increase the noise emitted by the motor or exhaust system of
such vehicle above that emitted by the muffler or exhaust system
originally installed on the vehicle and such original muffler and
exhaust system shall comply with all the requirements of this section.

(b) No person shall, in the state, sell, offer for sale or install any
of the following for the muffler or exhaust system of a motor vehicle: a
cut-out, bypass, or a similar device which will amplify or increase the
noise emitted by the motor or exhaust system of such vehicle above that
emitted by the muffler or exhaust system originally installed on the
vehicle.

A muffler is a device consisting of a series of chambers or baffle
plates, or other mechanical design for the purpose of receiving exhaust
gas from an internal combustion engine, and effective in reducing noise.

An exhaust system is a series of mechanical devices for the purpose of
receiving exhaust gas from an internal combustion engine and expelling
it into the atmosphere.

* NB Effective April 1, 2022

* 31-a. No person shall, in the state, sell, install or use a
motorcycle exhaust device without internal baffles, known as “straight
pipes”.

* NB Effective until April 1, 2022

* 31-a. No person shall, in the state, sell, offer for sale or install
a motorcycle exhaust device without internal baffles, known as “straight
pipes”.