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Police to target muffler noise


February 12, 2020

The Goldendale Police Department (GPD) plans to add muffler noise to its priorities, beginning with helping educate the public on state law as it pertains to mufflers and the noise from mufflers.

Washington RCW 46.37.390 states the following: “Every motor vehicle shall at all times be equipped with a muffler in good working order and in constant operation to prevent excessive or unusual noise, and no person shall use a muffler cut-out, bypass, or similar device upon a motor vehicle on a highway.”

For the next two weeks, GPD will be out educating the public by making traffic stops and advising them to get their mufflers repaired when applicable. After two weeks, the police will start w...

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