|Hot Rod Hondas (LOL)|
|Mar 24, 2004 11:48 ET||Back | Print Article|
| Guest Name:||Chris||Email:||firstname.lastname@example.org|
I was just wondering if there is a law regarding exhaust noise levels of vehicles. We have a small gang of Honda Hot Rods (what a joke) in our neighbourhood, they seem to come out about 11:30 PM, when the neighbourhood is going to sleep. they are outrageously loud and very Frustrating!!
Editor's Note: The Highway Traffic Act (HTA) section 75(1) states that every motor vehicle must have a muffler of a type & condition that prevents excessive noise or smoke.
Section 75(4): "Unecessary noise...relates to horns, radios and any other noise."
There doesn't seem to be a particular test that defines a noise threshold, so it would be open to opinion & circumstance. For example, daytime vs night time or location such as a hospital. Excessive muffler noise, especially at nighttime within a residential neighbourhood, would probably qualify as "unnecessary".