Governor signs bill raising fines for loud mufflers

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Gov. Kathy Hochul signed a southern Brooklyn lawmaker’s bill Friday invoking harsher penalties for illegal mufflers in an effort to deter the behavior that disturbs communities across the state, especially places where drag racing has become a scourge. 

“Others who feel that they have the ability to assault people in their community with the loud drag racing noise and the loud mufflers on their motorcycles and cars,” Hochul said. “They seem to not care about other people and now we are giving them a message you need to care or else there are financial consequences.” 

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