The petition was lodged on 4 February 2021 by MAG spokesman David White who says it received 240 signatures in the first hour.
It points out that there is a disparity between state and federal vehicle regulations on exhaust noise. This disparity is similar in most other states.
The petition also points out the disparity of accepted levels according to specific vehicles.
The lowest level for a car is 67dB for a Lexus G300 with an upper limit of 115dB for a Maserati Grantourismo. For motorcycles, the limits vary from 79dB on a Yamaha XC125 to the Aprillia Tuono with 109db.
“A uniform upper noise limit should be applied to all replacement exhaust systems,” the petition says.
“We suggest a figure of 115db would address any existing anomalies. However 110db might be more environmentally responsible.”