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Prohibit Coal Rolling In Diesel Vehicles

Concerning a prohibition against intentionally increasing a diesel-powered vehicle's particulate emissions for the purpose of a visual exhibition of smoke.
2016 Regular Session
Crimes, Corrections, & Enforcement
Transportation & Motor Vehicles
Bill Summary

The bill prohibits the visual exhibition of smoke, which is the act of knowingly releasing quantities of soot, smoke, or other particulate emissions from a light-duty diesel vehicle in a manner that would cause another driver, a bicyclist, or a pedestrian to feel harassed, annoyed, or alarmed, or that would obstruct or obscure the view of another driver, a bicyclist, or a pedestrian. A person who violates the prohibition commits a class A traffic infraction, punishable by $35 and is subject to 2 points assessed against the person's driver's license.

(Note: This summary applies to the reengrossed version of this bill as introduced in the second house.)




Bill Text

The effective date for bills enacted without a safety clause is August 7, 2024, if the General Assembly adjourns sine die on May 8, 2024, unless otherwise specified. Details