Archive for Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Kansas bill would ban wheel spinning, tire squealing under normal conditions

February 21, 2018, 9:20 a.m. Updated February 21, 2018, 11:30 a.m.


— Wheel spinning and tire squealing would be banned under a bill that has won approval in the Kansas House.

The measure passed out of the House with an 82-40 vote Wednesday. The Wichita Eagle reports that the bill would set a $100 fine for violations, and apply to moving and stationary vehicles in normal road conditions.

Kansas law already prohibits "exhibition of speed or acceleration." But the definition of what that means is loose enough that the Kansas Supreme Court last year threw out a conviction for driving under the influence that began with a traffic stop made under the current law.

The bill now heads to the Senate.


Richard Quinlan 2 months, 4 weeks ago

Hows this going to work for car parades and bike runs , those evil tire spinners and engine revers.

LJW need to start a column for dumbest law to come out of the legislature per day

Tracy Rogers 2 months, 4 weeks ago

Of all the issues the legislature has to deal with, why are they wasting time even talking about tire squealing??

Jeff Dean 2 months, 4 weeks ago

Because "Kansas Supreme Court last year threw out a conviction"

Vicki Smith Hale 2 months, 4 weeks ago

When the schools are closed this year because the legislature can't seem to address the elephant in the room, our streets will be quiet and free from wheel spinning and tire squealing. That has taken so much worry off my shoulders because I was afraid our legislature wasn't doing anything productive. Really???

Clark Coan 2 months, 4 weeks ago

I remember when there were lots of jacked up hotrods with loud exhausts in Lawrence. The drivers would often squeal the tires. There are far fewer today but still too many cars and trucks with loud exhausts.

Bob Smith 2 months, 4 weeks ago

I'm sort of surprised that this wasn't already on the law books. Many cities have had this for years.

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