Government & Enforcement Officials Work Together to Address Noise Infractions
The Minister of Digital Government and Service NL Sarah Stoodley announced new measures in place regarding noise infractions and motorcycle inspections.
Regulations made under the Highway Traffic Act specify that all vehicles are required to be equipped with an exhaust system consisting of pipes or chambers which ensure that exhaust gases are cooled and expelled without excessive noise.
They also prohibit the use of a vehicle with a muffler that is cut out, defective or disconnected; has a baffle plate or other part removed; has the exhaust outlet opened or widened, and has a device attached which increases the noise emissions.
The Official Inspection Station Manual was updated to include motorcycle inspections, allowing law enforcement to direct the operator of a motorcycle to have an inspection completed when they suspect that it does not meet road safety requirements, including exhaust systems.