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GuestyR33
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Hey peoples

Guess wat i got in the mail. I posted a thread not long back bout epa having the ability to give a 500 dollar fine for being caught with an excessively noisey exhaust, then a 2500 dollar if you got caught again. Anyways, most of you said i was just making it up, lol. Well guess not. I got a $511 fine in the mail from epa because of my exhaust system. I'm going to contest it as best i can obviously, but im a little stumped as to wat to do cause i dont wanna pay solicitor bills if i take it to court. If anyone wants to see the fine give us ya email and i'll photo copy it and send it to ya. Dunno wat to do. AARRRGGGHHH.

Guesty

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oh god.. all you guys are screwed now :D

I can't understand why do you put up with this shit? you should all be riotting in the streets with the treatment Bracks inflicts on you on the roads. Rest of victoria can be ok, but the roads ? **** off! its a joke,..

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Guest RedLineGTR

was this the first time you have has a epa for that car?

were you tested on the spot??? or did the letter just come in the mail??

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What's the deal with motorbike exhaust levels? 90% of bikes are 10x Louder than any done up V8. Do they have a different dB limit, or are the EPA just too scared to confront the Bikies? :confused:

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I'm not disputing you got a fine but i was under the impression you couldn't get "on the spot" fines because it had to be tested properly. Even their website pretty much says as much...

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Individual Motor Vehicles

It is an offence to own or use a vehicle that exceeds noise limits in the vehicle emissions regulations. EPA can require a vehicle to be presented at one of its approved motor vehicle noise testers to determine compliance with the limits. A list of EPA approved noise testers is available.

The police also spot and report noisy vehicles and refer them to EPA for noise testing if appropriate.

I say fix up your exhaust, take it to an approved tester, then dispute the fine and send the test results in.

If they CAN issue on the spot fines then you might get away with this ONCE, so i suggest you don't just swap the noisy one back, invest in a good flowing LEGAL exhaust they do exist.

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