If you have a loud muffler and you’re driving through Nash County you could get pulled over.
The Nash County Sheriff’s Office says loud mufflers and exhaust noise is one of the most frequent nuisance complaints they receive. Chief Deputy Brandon Medina said in a press release several county residents have indicated that they are tired of the noise.
State law governs exhaust systems and emissions control devices. The law clearly states any motor vehicle on a highway must have a muffler to prevent excessive or unusual noise, annoying smoke and smoke screens.
“Having individuals drive a motor vehicle with a muffler that produces excessive or unusual noise, annoying smoke and smoke screens is a road hazard as well as a nuisance and a disruption of peace in the community”, said Sheriff Keith Stone. ““I hear the concerns of our citizens and we will continue to bring these issues to the forefront to ensure everyone can enjoy a decent quality of life and peace of mind.”
Chief Deputy Brandon Medina says warning tickets will be handed out to violators but citations will be issued as the enforcement campaign continues. “With any issue being brought to our attention, there has to be a period where individuals are afforded the opportunity to be warned about the issue. We are currently issuing warning tickets to ensure there is documentation of the incident. As time goes by, enforcement will result in the issuance of citations.”