Join Date: Apr 2002
Location: Anchorage, Alaska
1996 TransAm WS.6
Anchorage Muni Codes (Long But Good To Know!)
Here's a couple codes I got to reading after Thunders post... good info to have just incase, it can help you know if you're not breaking any rules or if you should just pay the fine
This is exactly from the code, not snipped, but pasted exactly. So if it says something here...you can use this in you're defense if it applies to help prove you were doing nothing wrong
Or just know what you did do to break the rules.
9.44.330 Muffler and exhaust system.
A. For the purpose of this section and if not otherwise modified in this section, the term "motor vehicle" means any motorized vehicle which is self-propelled, including but not limited to a minibike, go-cart, motorcycle, snowmachine or automobile. Vehicles operated on rails are exempt from regulation.
B. Every motor vehicle shall at all times be equipped with a muffler and tight exhaust system in good working order and in constant operation to prevent:
1. Excessive or unusual noise; and
2. Fumes from escaping into the vehicle.
C. No person may use a muffler cutout, bypass or similar device upon a vehicle nor may any person modify or change the exhaust muffler, intake muffler or any other noise abatement device of a motor vehicle in a manner such that the noise emitted by the motor vehicle is increased above that emitted by the motor vehicle as originally manufactured.
D. The engine and power mechanism of a motor vehicle shall be equipped and adjusted so as to prevent the escape of excessive fumes or smoke.
E. No person may operate either a motor vehicle or combination of vehicles at any time or under any condition of grade, load, acceleration or deceleration in such a manner as to exceed the following noise limit standards:
1. No person may operate a motor vehicle, except in an event for which a permit has been obtained pursuant to chapter 15.70, with a noise level in excess of 85 dBA at 50 feet from the center of the lane of travel or the nearest property line, whichever is closer. Furthermore, no person may operate a motor vehicle in a residential area after 8:00 p.m. or before 8:00 a.m. with a noise level in excess of 75 dBA at 50 feet from the center of the lane of travel or the nearest property line, whichever is closer. However, nothing in this subsection E.1 shall be construed to permit the operation of a snowmachine in violation of section 9.42.040.
2. No new motor vehicle, except one designated for competition purposes only, may be sold or offered for sale unless engine noise produced by the vehicle is limited to not more than 85 dBA at 50 feet.
3. Subsection E of this section applies to the total noise from a vehicle or combination of vehicles and may not be construed as limiting or precluding the enforcement of any other provision of this Code relating to a motor vehicle muffler and exhaust system for noise control.
F. The police department shall adopt regulations and procedures for the accurate measurement of motor vehicle noise and provide for courtesy compliance testing.
(CAC 9.44.330; AO No. 78-72)
15.85.740 List of aftermarket parts.
A. Parts listed in the latest version of the CARB list of approved modification to Motor Vehicle Engine and ECS Exempted Under Vehicle Code Section 27156 have been evaluated by CARB and are approved for use in the Anchorage I/M program area unless specifically disapproved by the I/M program administrator.
B. Certified stations should use approved aftermarket catalysts in any case where replacement of a defective catalyst with an original equipment catalyst would result in the repair cost minimum criteria being violated and repairs not being completed.
C. The use of other approved aftermarket parts is allowed but not encouraged. Many of the parts contained on the CARB list have been approved only because they have been shown to have no effect on vehicle emissions or fuel economy. Their approval for installation on vehicles subject to the I/M program should not be considered an endorsement by either the CARB or the I/M program administrator.
D. In addition to the listed aftermarket parts, certified I/M stations may use other aftermarket replacement parts that are functionally identical to the original equipment parts in all respects that in any way affect emissions. An example of such a part would be a replacement engine nose. Explicit approval of such a replacement part by either the CARB or the I/M program administrator is not required, although the CARB does require the manufacturers of such parts to maintain records such as test data to substantiate that the replacement parts are functionally identical to the original equipment parts
E. Dual fuel conversion systems shall be accepted for use in the Anchorage I/M program area provided they meet the requirements of section 15.85.390 and are allowed by the EPA, Office of Mobile Sources June 25, 1974 Mobile Source Enforcement Memorandum No. 1A, Addendum to Mobile Source Enforcement Memorandum 1A and current updates.
(AO No. 99-160, § 7, 1-11-00)
9.36.045 Transparent tinting materials on windshields or windows.
A. No person may drive a motor vehicle upon a highway or a vehicular way or area with mirrored tinting material on any window of the vehicle.
B. Except as provided in this section, no person may drive a motor vehicle upon a highway or a vehicular way or area with aftermarket tinting material or aftermarket striping material on any window of the vehicle.
C. Aftermarket tinting of vehicle windows is permissible as follows:
1. The glass immediately in front of the driver may have a strip of tinting material applied to the top edge, known in the industry as an "eyebrow," which does not extend downward more than five inches from the top of the glass.
2. The windows immediately to the driver's right and left may have tinting material that permits at least 70 percent light transmittance.
3. The rear door windows, quarter glasses, and back glasses may have tinting material that permits at least 40 percent light transmittance.
4. Limousines and passenger buses used to transport persons for hire, motor homes and vehicles identified by the vehicle manufacturer as multipurpose may have tinting material that complies with Standard No. 205, Glazing Materials, in 49 CFR 471.205 (1992).
D. The windows of a vehicle may have tinting material that permits less light transmittance than that specified in subsection C of this section if:
1. A driver or a passenger who frequently travels in the vehicle is required for medical reasons to be shielded from the direct rays of the sun;
2. The medical reasons are certified annually by a physician licensed to practice in this state; and
3. The certification is carried in the vehicle.
E. Tinting materials must be green, gray or neutral smoke in color.
F. Light transmittance must be measured by using a light transmittance measuring device with an allowance for manufacturing variances of plus or minus three percent. The accuracy of the device must be certified by the manufacturer of the device.
G. In this section, the term "light transmittance" means the ratio, expressed as a percentage, of the amount of total light that is allowed to pass through a window, including glassing, to the amount of total light falling on the window.
(AO No. 94-68(S), § 27, 8-11-94)
9.26.080 Racing on streets.
A. No person may drive, except in specifically designated locations, any vehicle in any race, speed competition or contest, drag race or acceleration contest, test of physical endurance, or exhibition of speed or acceleration, or for the purpose of making a speed record, and no person may in any manner participate in any such race, competition, contest, test or exhibition.
B. For purposes of this section, the term "drag race" is defined as the operation of two or more vehicles from a point side by side at accelerating speeds in a competitive attempt to outdistance each other, or the operation of one or more vehicles over a common selected course, from the same point, for the purpose of comparing the relative speeds or power of acceleration of such vehicles within a certain distance or time limit.
C. For purposes of this section, the term "racing" is defined as the use of one or more vehicles in an attempt to outgain, outdistance or prevent another vehicle from passing, to arrive at a given destination ahead of another vehicle or to test the physical stamina or endurance of drivers over long-distance driving routes.
(CAC 9.26.080; AO No. 78-72)
9.44.110 Color of clearance lamps, identification lamps, side marker lamps, backup lamps and reflectors.
A. Front clearance lamps, identification lamps and those marker lamps and reflectors mounted on the front or on the side near the front of a vehicle shall display or reflect an amber color.
B. Rear clearance lamps, identification lamps and those marker lamps and reflectors mounted on the rear or on the sides near the rear of a vehicle shall display or reflect a red color.
C. All lighting devices and reflectors mounted on the rear of any vehicle shall display or reflect a red color, except the stop light or other signal device, which may be red, amber or yellow, and except that the light illuminating the license plate shall be white and light emitted by a backup lamp shall be white or amber.
(CAC 9.44.110; AO No. 78-72)
9.52.030 Vehicle licenses. (License Plates)
A. Every motor vehicle which is required to be licensed by the state and which is operated in the municipality shall:
1. Be currently registered and have such registration attached to the vehicle.
2. Have a rear license plate, securely fastened in compliance with AS 28.10.171, and a front license plate if a front plate is required by the State of Alaska or the state where the vehicle is registered, with the correct registration numbers for the vehicle securely attached to the vehicle and illuminated as required in section 9.44.060.
3. Have the correct month and year of expiration affixed to the license plate as required by the state.
B. No vehicle shall have a license plate or expiration sticker attached to the vehicle that has not been assigned to that vehicle by the State of Alaska or the state where the vehicle is registered.
C. No license plate shall be painted or altered in any way, and no sticker, label or emblem shall be affixed to a license plate other than as may be provided by the State of Alaska or another state where the vehicle is required to be registered.
(AO No. 78-72; AO No. 89-52; AO No. 94-68(S), § 39, 8-11-94)
State law references: Display of registration plates, AS 28.10.171.
This is all I could think of that would really apply to us, the Aftermarket Parts one is pretty broad and covers a lot. The turn signal one I threw in, cause I thought our fronts had to be Amber here...but I was wrong
Not sure white falls into "between red and amber" or not for the rears though.