Great Britain introduces fines for uncomfortably loud exhausts
The Department for Transport of Great Britain has approved and supported the initiative to introduce ‘acoustic surveillance’ cameras on the road to help track exceedingly loud motor vehicles. According to the authorities, this will hopefully improve the situation for the residents of suburban and rural areas who constantly complain about the noise coming from tuned cars and motorcycles.
According to BBC, the sound recording cameras are still in development and should appear on public streets in about seven months. The Government still hasn’t decided on the acceptable peak noise level and the fine amount(s), either.
The system will work like this. A built-in camera mic records ambient sounds at all times. As soon as it detects an overly loud vehicle approaching, it takes a snapshot of it, complete with the legible number plate. Once the data is processed, a fine is sent to the offender.
Reporter Artem Sukhanov