MCL - Section 257.707a

Act 300 of 1949

257.707a Definitions used in MCL 257.707a to 257.707e.

Sec. 707a.

     As used in sections 707a to 707e:
    (a) "Decibel" means a unit of sound level on a logarithmic scale measured relative to the threshold of audible sound by the human ear, in compliance with American national standards institute standard S 1.1-1960.
    (b) "Decibels on the a-weighted network" or "DBA" means decibels measured on the a-weighted network of a sound level meter, as specified in American national standards institute standard S 1.4-1971.
    (c) "Fast meter response" means the meter ballistics of meter dynamic characteristics as specified by American national standard S 1.4-1971.
    (d) "Maximum noise" means the noise emitted from a vehicle during that manner of operation which causes the highest DBA level possible from that vehicle.
    (e) "Muffler" means a device for abating the sound of escaping gases of an internal combustion engine.
    (f) "Exhaust system" means the system comprised of a combination of components which provides for enclosed flow of exhaust gas from engine parts to the atmosphere.
    (g) "Noise" means any sound.
    (h) "Total noise" means noises radiating from a vehicle but does not include noises emitted from a horn, siren, bell or other similar device of an authorized emergency vehicle.
    (i) "Gross vehicle weight rating" means the value specified by the manufacturer as the loaded weight of a vehicle.
    (j) "Combination vehicle" means any combination of truck, truck tractor, trailer, semi-trailer or pole trailer used upon the highways or streets in the transportation of passengers or property.

History: Add. 1978, Act 73, Imd. Eff. Mar. 21, 1978 ;-- Am. 1978, Act 492, Imd. Eff. Dec. 1, 1978