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Council to Discuss City’s options to Reduce Noise from Cars

The City has been receiving an increasing number of complaints about loud noise from vehicles on the City roads.
At this week’s meeting, the Council will discuss City’s options to reduce noise from cars.
Staff is recommending the following options
(a) Use City Code against loud noise coming from vehicles on the property: The City Code, Chapter 138, Noise, does not apply to moving vehicles. This Chapter, however, does and has been applied to noise generated by vehicles on an identifiable property. Under these conditions, a property owner is held responsible for noise from any source which violates the code limits, including loud vehicles on that property.
(b) Modified Exhaust:  Police will issue equipment repair orders when they stop a vehicle with a modified exhaust. These orders require the restoration of vehicle exhaust systems to factory specifications.
(c) Speed enforcement: Police also issue citations for speeding, which often occurs simultaneously when drivers are demonstrating loud exhausts. City automated speed enforcement cameras issue speeding citations,
(d) Premise checks of rallying locations: City Contract Police will continue to conduct high visibility premise checks at known rallying locations for modified vehicle groups within the City, learn more at this useful source.

If you want to reduce the road noise in your car, you’re not alone. Most drivers experience road noise of some kind, whether it be in an old hot rod or brand new compact car. Since no two cars are constructed or driven the same way, no solution is perfect for every road noise problem. If you end up needing a new car, there are many options of vehicles and parts at Zemotor.

It can be really annoying to try and talk or carry on a conversation in a noisy car. Some vehicles are better than others. A Tesla is absolutely whisper quiet due to its electric motor; however, Jeeps and trucks are often very loud. The noise you hear in the cabin of your vehicle often comes from one of three different sources: the mechanical components of the vehicle, the wind, and the tires. If everything is mechanically good with your vehicle, then you can assume that most of the noise you are hearing may be coming from the other two sources.

When the tread of the tires makes contact with the road, you can hear the noise. The larger the tread of the tire is, the more air volume which ultimately means a noisier tire.

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