4501:2-1-14 Motor vehicle equipment standards for exhaust system.

(A) Every motor vehicle with an internal combustion engine shall at all times be equipped with an exhaust system which is in good working order and in constant operation. No vehicle shall be equipped with a muffler cutout, bypass or similar device. No vehicle shall be equipped with a device which would produce excessive smoke or gas, or permit any other chemical to flow into or upon the exhaust pipe or muffler of such vehicle, or be equipped in any other way as to produce or emit smoke or dangerous or annoying gases from any portion of such vehicle, other than the ordinary gases emitted by the exhaust of an internal combustion engine under normal operation.

(B) No motor vehicle including motorcycles shall be equipped with an exhaust system which would produce any excessive, and/or unusual noise.

(C) All motorcycles shall be equipped with mufflers having baffle plates as required by law.

(D) Every motor vehicle shall at all times be equipped with a standard muffler for said type of vehicle or one that meets all of the above requirements.

R.C. 119.032 review dates: 04/06/2011 and 03/30/2016
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: R.C. 4513.02
Rule Amplifies: R.C. 4513.02
Prior Effective Dates: 1/15/68, 6/18/06