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(a) Every motor vehicle and motorcycle with an internal combustion engine shall at all times be equipped with a muffler which is in good working order and in constant operation to prevent excessive or unusual noise, and no person shall use a muffler cutout, bypass or similar device upon a motor vehicle on a highway. Every motorcycle muffler shall be equipped with baffle plates.
(b) No person shall own, operate or have in the person's possession any motor vehicle or motorcycle equipped with a device for producing excessive smoke or gas, or so equipped as to permit oil or any other chemical to flow into or upon the exhaust pipe or muffler of such vehicle, or equipped in any way to produce or emit smoke or dangerous or annoying gases from any portion of such vehicle, other than the ordinary gases emitted by the exhaust of an internal combustion engine under normal operation.
(ORC 4513.22) (Ord. 1972-12. Passed 5-8-72.)
(c) No person shall own, operate or have in his or her possession any motor vehicle equipped with a muffler from which the baffle plates, screens or other original internal parts have been removed and not replaced, or equipped with an exhaust system or muffler which is defective, inadequate or improperly maintained, or which has been modified in a manner which will amplify or increase the noise emitted by the motor of such vehicle above that emitted by the muffler originally installed on the vehicle.
(Ord. 1967-23. Passed 5-22-67.)