How strict are the police on these issues in Fairfax?
> Bottom line is that if it's not an OEM horn, it
> has to be approved by the Superintendent of the
> Department of State Police.
> His contact information is here:
> You might ask him (or more likely, his
> assistant(s)) if the horn is on the list of
> approved horns. Good luck on that. In short,
> I'd say the horns shown above have a snowball's
> chance in hell of being on that list.
> § 46.2-1060. Illegal sirens, whistles, etc.;
> unlawful use of warning devices; exceptions.
> It shall be unlawful for any vehicle to be
> equipped with or for any person to use on any
> vehicle any siren or exhaust, compression or spark
> plug whistle, or horn except as may be authorized
> in this title. It shall be unlawful for any
> vehicle operated on a public highway to be
> equipped with any warning device that is not of a
> type that has been approved by the Superintendent.
> It shall further be unlawful for any person at any
> time to use a horn otherwise than as a reasonable
> warning or to make any unnecessary or unreasonably
> loud or harsh sound by means of a horn or other
> warning device. However, vehicles of common
> carriers or extraordinarily large and heavy
> vehicles may be equipped with such type of warning
> device as the Superintendent may require or
> Notwithstanding the provisions of this article, a
> siren, bell, or supplemental horn may be used on a
> vehicle as a noisemaker for an alarm system if the
> device is installed so as to prohibit actuation of
> the system by the driver while the vehicle is in
> (Code 1950, § 46-290; 1958, c. 541, § 46.1-284;
> 1962, c. 146; 1970, c. 283; 1989, c. 727.)