St. Albans law takes aim at noisy modified mufflers
ST. ALBANS, Vt. (WCAX) - There’s a new noise ordinance in St. Albans aimed at stopping certain noise from vehicles.
The ordinance approved by the St. Albans City Council bans mufflers modified to be heard clearly from 50 feet away and unnecessary revving, acceleration, down-shifting or braking to make unreasonable noise. It also bans sound systems that are clearly heard from 75 feet away in the daytime and from 50 feet away in the nighttime. Fines start at $150.
The city has been working for at least the last two years to try to encourage drivers to keep the noise down, including a “Quiet Your Ride” campaign.
A number of towns around the country have taken action to ban noisy aftermarket mufflers, as well as the use of jake brakes on trucks.
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