Shhh! Police will be listening

Shhh! Police will be listening

There are 5 comments on the story from Jan 7, 2009, titled Shhh! Police will be listening. In it, reports that:

Motorists who like to crank up the tunes might want to nudge the volume knob down a little while cruising through Vernon Township this summer.

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Chambersburg, PA

#1 Jan 7, 2009
I doubt this will ever happen in Erie. In Vernon TWSP the police must not be that busy that they will have time to enforce noise ordinance. Gee I wish they could enforce this in Erie. I can't stand the i-d-io-ts who blast their Rap garbage at all hours of the day.
Now I guess I'll have to watch how I use the throttle on the Harley when going through Meadville

Charlestown, IN

#2 Jan 7, 2009
Many cities are impounding vehicles - more effective than fines. Also ordinances based on distance from noise are more easily enforced - esp. since decibel meters don't measure ultrasound bass accurately.

See for more info.

Bangor, ME

#3 Jan 7, 2009
I hope that this stepped up effort to lessen needless noise pollution and improve the quality of life for most folks is successful. Since 1983, all new motorcycles sold in the United States are required to have an Environmental Protection Agency label attached to the chassis at the factory and a matching label engraved on the muffler. Operating a motorcycle without these labels or modifying the muffler to make it louder is illegal under federal law. An increasing number of communities throughout the country are passing motorcycle noise ordinances based on the EPA label system. One advantage of this method is that no decibel meter is needed. If the proper label isn't on the muffler, that's the violation.
Old New Jerseyan

United States

#4 Feb 23, 2009
What is the status?
Vernon resident

Lehighton, PA

#5 Mar 2, 2009
Sounds like this is a law for kids that hang out in one place and use the boom from their car radios. This is in no way the sounds that eminate from moving vehicles

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