October 3, 2010
A bill, passed this month by the California State Senate, makes it a crime to operate a motorcycle that fails to meet federal noise-emission control standards. It targets motorcyclists who illegally remove emissions control devices in their bikes’ exhaust system.
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CALABASAS, Calif. (AP) — The laid-back vibe of this affluent Los Angeles suburb gets a jarring wakeup on weekends when hundreds of motorcycles thunder through the Santa Monica Mountains, triggering car alarms, rattling windows and jolting alive barking dogs.