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Replacement exhaust systems

Eligibility - Queensland residents

Principal Petitioner:

David White
25 Carralluma Crescent

Total Signatures - 1812

Sponsoring Member: The Clerk of the Parliament

Posting Date: 4/02/2021

Closing Date: 20/04/2021

Tabled Date: 21/04/2021

Responded By: Hon Mark Bailey MP on 21/05/2021

TO: The Honourable the Speaker and Members of the Legislative Assembly of Queensland

Queensland residents draws to the attention of the House the Transport Operations (Road Use Management Act) 1995 and the Transport Operations (Road Use Management-Vehicle Standards and Safety) Regulation 2010 (Qld) (The Regulations) are currently unworkable with regard to compliance and enforcement. Petitioners are specifically concerned that replacement exhausts and noise emissions provisions in the Regulations are currently in conflict with Vehicle Standards in the Australian Design Rules. A great many people who have spent money or intended to spend money on these exhausts are not confident as to whether their purchases are compliant or not. This uncertainty undermines economic activity and strength throughout the automotive industry. Noise emissions for each individual vehicle models are presently set by the manufacturer and reflect that vehicles intended market use. For example if it is family or sport oriented. The present stationary noise spectrum spans:

Lexus G300 @67db or Maserati Grantourismo @113db.

Yamaha XC125 @79db or Aprillia Tuono @109db

A uniform upper noise limit should be applied to all replacement exhaust systems. We suggest a figure of 115db would address any existing anomalies. However 110db might be more environmentally responsible.

Your petitioners, therefore, request the House to do all in its power to resolve the conflicts presently inherent in the Transport Operations (Road Use Management - Vehicle Standards and Safety) Regulation 2010 (Qld) and the Vehicle Standards in the Australian Design Rules so that manufacturers, retailers, fitters, consumers and enforcement agencies have certainty and confidence that they are meeting the requirements of the Regulations.