The town of North Hampton in New
Hamshire has passed a law requiring EPA labels on the exhaust pipes
of motorcycles manufactured after 1982.
The permanent stickers would show that
the exhaust system meets Environmental Protection Agency noise
standards. Fines for violations will range from $200 for a first
offence to $1,000 for repeat offenders.
The North Hampton police chief,
however, told seacoastonline.com that he is troubled by the new law.
"I find it difficult to believe that a town can remove the rights
of a group of people," he said. He pointed out that stopping riders
for potential violations could bring lawsuits under human rights
And EPA rules that require this type of
sticker to be placed on the bottom of the motorcycle may make it
difficult for police to enforce the law.