Q&A - Enforcement of Excessive Noise From Vehicles
I'm flabbergasted that motorcycles with loud exhausts seem to be the "sacred cows" of our highways and byways. I recently spent about 18 hours working at a jobsite immediately adjacent to Harvey Avenue near Pandosy Street, during two sunny days of spring weather. The number of loud motorcycles (and "jacked-up" diesel 4 x 4's trucks) that constantly hammered their throttles, was astonishing. (Last year I had a motorcycle that travelled up Boucherie Road at 4.35 am on weekdays, and woke me up most of the time. One day I was up real early (to travel out of town) and was on my sundeck drinking my coffee, and I could hear him coming from about 2-1/2 km away!)
I have never understood why.... in today's elctronic era, there couldn't be a standard roadside test to ticket violators. Put a portable rpm detector on the engine, rev the engine to say... 3,000 rpm, and measure the decibels at a standard distance... 50 ft? Pass or fail.
Anything like this one the horizon, or has it even been discussed by Authorities?