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ggbaird



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PostSubject: Rolling Coal   May 13th 2015, 6:57 pm

Rolling coal now illegal in New Jersey



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There are often complaints of gridlock in the US legislative system, but if you make the right person angry, apparently things can be accomplished surprisingly quickly. Less than a year since New Jersey State Assemblyman Tim Eustace had a pickup roll coal on his Nissan Leaf while driving down the New Jersey Turnpike, Governor Chris Christie has signed a law making the act illegal there.

Eustace introduced his bill shortly after the pickup belched soot on his Leaf. New Jersey's S2418 now specifically "prohibits retrofitting diesel-powered vehicles to increase particulate emissions for the purpose of 'coal rolling;' prohibits the practice of 'coal rolling.'" Those found in violation are subject to a fine by the state's Department of Environmental Protection.

As NJ.com points out, the added regulation might not be entirely necessary in New Jersey. It's already illegal there for a vehicle to emit smoke for more than three seconds while driving, and rolling coal is also in violation of federal statutes. Eustace acknowledges this issue but still believes his legislation is needed. "It's to actually make sure we enforce the law. We have laws that lay fallow, I think, in some circumstances," he said to NJ.com.

A similar rolling coal bill is working its way through the Illinois General Assembly that would include a $5,000 fine for violators.

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Hilux



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PostSubject: Re: Rolling Coal   May 13th 2015, 7:43 pm

Rolling coal seems epitomy of small man syndrome , not to mention the low IQ factor .
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PostSubject: Re: Rolling Coal   May 13th 2015, 8:47 pm

Hilux wrote:
Rolling coal seems epitomy of small man syndrome , not to mention the low IQ factor .

I couldn't agree more. All the kids around here with their jacked-up diesel trucks (and VW cars) are into it. Hopefully they soon crack down on it up here too.
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PostSubject: Re: Rolling Coal   May 13th 2015, 9:12 pm

How is this going to be enforced? I had my diesel chipped, it would smoke How much would it smoke, some might say not much, some might say a ton. The purpose wasn't to roll coal, but performance. How will they prove someone made a modification primary and solely to roll coal and is therefore punishable? Seems like much of any legislation passed these days, a lot of ambiguity and discretion is left to government in who they want to select to punish.
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