Updated 11/07/06

VERMONT

Exhibition vehicles: exhibition vehicles to which "Antique Car" number plates are to be issued must be twenty-five (25) years old or older to qualify.

Street Rod (**designated registration class for license plates by Vermont DMV)

Updated 12-14-06
Vermont Gas Guzzlers:
The SAN stalled Vermont legislation to establish a progressive registration surcharge for motor vehicles registered at the pleasure car rate that achieve fewer than 20 miles per gallon. This surcharge would have amounted to $160 annually for vehicles with an EPA rating of less than 15 miles per gallon. The bill would also have limited consumer choice in purchasing vehicles by making popular performance and luxury cars, as well as SUVs, light trucks and minivans, substantially more expensive to own.

Vermont Exhaust Noise: SAN defeated a bill that would have required all motor vehicles to be equipped with a muffler which reduces maximum noise to a level that does not exceed 82 decibels on the scale at 50 feet, in a normal operating environment. In some states, noise limits for modified exhaust systems are established by a SEMA model bill and applicable to an easy to administer test standard. The SAN model provides for the testing of vehicle exhaust noise to a standard adopted by the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) with an established noise limit of 95-decibels (SAE J1169).