‘Fix-It’ Tickets Are Back In California

California Gov. Gavin Newsom has signed into law SEMA-supported legislation (SB-112) that restores “fix-it” tickets for cars suspected of violating the state’s exhaust noise limit. The legislation takes effect immediately.

The law remove cars from the impact of AB-1824, which was signed into law by former Gov. Jerry Brown in 2018. AB-1824 amended how California law enforcement officials issued citations for suspected exhaust noise violations by removing the ability to issue “fix-it” tickets, which allowed for 30 days to correct a violation. Instead, motorists received immediate fines. The law was widely panned within the specialty automotive aftermarket and by enthusiasts.

Now, California drivers again have 30 days to correct violations.

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