Modified ‘Loud’ Car exhusts

I believe there should be more restrictions and laws governing the use of modified car exhausts. We have many, many, laws governing noise nuisance by neighbour’s… sterio’s etc but we are now bombarded by loud car exhausts. They are attracting more and more attention now and the police are picking up on it too now. I believe the decibel rating is 82db but I don’t know if that is idling or running. The police are now stopping and checking the decibel rating and I would like this rolled out on a country wide scale.

I cannot understand the ethos behind these exhausts other than to attract attention to the driver of these vehicles. But those of us whom do enjoy our cars and our sleep of a night are annoyed by these ‘boy-racers’ whom create this anti-social noise. No one has come up with a suitable explanation as to why have them in the first place?? On a race track it’s fine but not on public roads. There should be legislation and a ban on them.

Why is this idea important?

I believe there should be more restrictions and laws governing the use of modified car exhausts. We have many, many, laws governing noise nuisance by neighbour’s… sterio’s etc but we are now bombarded by loud car exhausts. They are attracting more and more attention now and the police are picking up on it too now. I believe the decibel rating is 82db but I don’t know if that is idling or running. The police are now stopping and checking the decibel rating and I would like this rolled out on a country wide scale.

I cannot understand the ethos behind these exhausts other than to attract attention to the driver of these vehicles. But those of us whom do enjoy our cars and our sleep of a night are annoyed by these ‘boy-racers’ whom create this anti-social noise. No one has come up with a suitable explanation as to why have them in the first place?? On a race track it’s fine but not on public roads. There should be legislation and a ban on them.

Motorcycle Exhaust Noise Levels

As a motorcycle rider of 39yrs experience and a car driver of 30yrs i feel the laws and mot rules on motorcycle exhaust noise levels are an out dated and dangerous.

If a motorcycle is quiet,a pedestrian or other motorist(car and loud hi fi),are 100% unaware of where the motorcycle is or of it's excistence.Loud motorcycles attract attention and thus heighten others awareness off their prescence resulting in less accidents-"i did'nt see the bike/hear the bike".Also if a person was acting illegally on a loud motorcycle,police are able to track the motorcycle by the noise.

I have always had loud exhausts and i have only ever had one accident of a van turning and colliding with me-i had a brand new bike with quiet exhausts and am certain that if the loud exhausts had been fitted i would not have been hit.

So as you are looking at reducing the amount of unnesassary laws,please consider this as a safety issue.

Why is this idea important?

As a motorcycle rider of 39yrs experience and a car driver of 30yrs i feel the laws and mot rules on motorcycle exhaust noise levels are an out dated and dangerous.

If a motorcycle is quiet,a pedestrian or other motorist(car and loud hi fi),are 100% unaware of where the motorcycle is or of it's excistence.Loud motorcycles attract attention and thus heighten others awareness off their prescence resulting in less accidents-"i did'nt see the bike/hear the bike".Also if a person was acting illegally on a loud motorcycle,police are able to track the motorcycle by the noise.

I have always had loud exhausts and i have only ever had one accident of a van turning and colliding with me-i had a brand new bike with quiet exhausts and am certain that if the loud exhausts had been fitted i would not have been hit.

So as you are looking at reducing the amount of unnesassary laws,please consider this as a safety issue.

Noisy Helicopters – scrap the CAA Regulations allowing low flying

RESTRICT and RE-THINK Helicopter use in crowded England.

Helicopter use has grown like Topsy in our area over the past five or six years. In part this is due to the `pro Aviation' stance of the last Government. There was a Greater London Assembly Environment Committee report on this topic,  `In a Spin' , published in 2006, that was `kicked into the long grass' by Labour. It is time to dust it off.  The CAA have `Safety' Rules which allow very powerful helicopters to approach persons or structures to within 500 feet in uncongested areas and within 1000 feet in congested ones. The CAA have no Noise or Environmental remit, which I suspect they find rather convenient, and they report to the Department FOR Transport (DfT), so there is a potential for a `conflict of interest' here. Helicopter noise travels too well, annoys thousands, and benefits few. Regrettably DEFRA, responsible for the Environment, have no legal powers – they need some urgently.

Why is this idea important?

RESTRICT and RE-THINK Helicopter use in crowded England.

Helicopter use has grown like Topsy in our area over the past five or six years. In part this is due to the `pro Aviation' stance of the last Government. There was a Greater London Assembly Environment Committee report on this topic,  `In a Spin' , published in 2006, that was `kicked into the long grass' by Labour. It is time to dust it off.  The CAA have `Safety' Rules which allow very powerful helicopters to approach persons or structures to within 500 feet in uncongested areas and within 1000 feet in congested ones. The CAA have no Noise or Environmental remit, which I suspect they find rather convenient, and they report to the Department FOR Transport (DfT), so there is a potential for a `conflict of interest' here. Helicopter noise travels too well, annoys thousands, and benefits few. Regrettably DEFRA, responsible for the Environment, have no legal powers – they need some urgently.

Abolish the use of loudspeakers in the streets

Section 62 subsection 3 of the Control of Pollution Act 1974 should be deleted. This currently gives a let-out for purveyors of perishable food to advertise their goods by means of loudspeakers in the street, although there is otherwise a general ban on loudspeakers.

 

This let-out is used by the operators of so-called "ice-cream van chimes", who use their noisy equipment to inflict unnecessary intrusion into the peace of quiet of residents who wish to enjoy their homes and gardens.

Why is this idea important?

Section 62 subsection 3 of the Control of Pollution Act 1974 should be deleted. This currently gives a let-out for purveyors of perishable food to advertise their goods by means of loudspeakers in the street, although there is otherwise a general ban on loudspeakers.

 

This let-out is used by the operators of so-called "ice-cream van chimes", who use their noisy equipment to inflict unnecessary intrusion into the peace of quiet of residents who wish to enjoy their homes and gardens.

Stop noise pollution from Fridge wagons

Fridge wagons, whilst needed to move food around country can be a nuisance if parked near housing, this needs to be stopped. Especially development within 2 miles of housing if fridge wagons will be going to and from the development

 

Example supermarket distribution centre.

 

My proposal is to fine wagons £2000 for parking within audible range of housing, a fine of £2000 if complaints are made about wagons visiting a business and the noise is audible within your garden or house, a fine of £100,000 for distribution centres or commercial centres causing a noise nuisance, if the noise can be heard in your garden or house.

Why is this idea important?

Fridge wagons, whilst needed to move food around country can be a nuisance if parked near housing, this needs to be stopped. Especially development within 2 miles of housing if fridge wagons will be going to and from the development

 

Example supermarket distribution centre.

 

My proposal is to fine wagons £2000 for parking within audible range of housing, a fine of £2000 if complaints are made about wagons visiting a business and the noise is audible within your garden or house, a fine of £100,000 for distribution centres or commercial centres causing a noise nuisance, if the noise can be heard in your garden or house.

Ban Mosquito Devices

Ensure that no 'Mosquito' devices, designed to deter youg people from remaining in an area by emitting a high pitched noise only their more sensitive hearing can detect, can ever be used anywhere against young people.  Completely ban them.

Why is this idea important?

Ensure that no 'Mosquito' devices, designed to deter youg people from remaining in an area by emitting a high pitched noise only their more sensitive hearing can detect, can ever be used anywhere against young people.  Completely ban them.

A crackdown on noisy vehicles

From what I can gather the only people that are not sick and tired of rude boy vehicles with large exhausts, stupidly loud motorbikes, or the guy in traffic playing 'higher state of consciousness' by Josh Wink at full volume is the people driving / riding the vehicle themselves.

Why is this idea important?

From what I can gather the only people that are not sick and tired of rude boy vehicles with large exhausts, stupidly loud motorbikes, or the guy in traffic playing 'higher state of consciousness' by Josh Wink at full volume is the people driving / riding the vehicle themselves.

Stop the loud backing up beeping on utility vehicles

Backing up beeping devices fitted on lorried, and vans are a major source of noise pollution in urban areas. Some of them are even talking (very loud), with the noise traveling hundreds of yards. I presume there must be a law or regulation forcing their installation. This must be stopped.

Why is this idea important?

Backing up beeping devices fitted on lorried, and vans are a major source of noise pollution in urban areas. Some of them are even talking (very loud), with the noise traveling hundreds of yards. I presume there must be a law or regulation forcing their installation. This must be stopped.

Noise polluting reversing alarms on heavy goods vehicles

Amend the "Road Vehicles (Construction and Use) 1986" legislation mandating the operation of an audible warning devices on reversing vehicles.

These audible warning devices do little for safety but create a cacophony of undesirable noise pollution.

Such devices presume an unwitting person will stand clear. However, if they miss the lorry movement and its engine noise they’ll be oblivious to a loud bleeper, won’t they?

Instead, legislate to install high mounted rear facing camera on heavy vehicles with restricted rear vision so the driver can properly see obstructions.

Why is this idea important?

Amend the "Road Vehicles (Construction and Use) 1986" legislation mandating the operation of an audible warning devices on reversing vehicles.

These audible warning devices do little for safety but create a cacophony of undesirable noise pollution.

Such devices presume an unwitting person will stand clear. However, if they miss the lorry movement and its engine noise they’ll be oblivious to a loud bleeper, won’t they?

Instead, legislate to install high mounted rear facing camera on heavy vehicles with restricted rear vision so the driver can properly see obstructions.

combat noise pollution from nuisense neighbours

I believe I should be perfectly within my right to enter my neighbours property and smash up his sterio and 5 foot speakers when he is playing his music so loud I can hear it clear as day with all my doors and windows shut and were not even attached and its 2am in the morning and the council wont do anything because they only work 9-5, give the powers back to the police

Why is this idea important?

I believe I should be perfectly within my right to enter my neighbours property and smash up his sterio and 5 foot speakers when he is playing his music so loud I can hear it clear as day with all my doors and windows shut and were not even attached and its 2am in the morning and the council wont do anything because they only work 9-5, give the powers back to the police

Save live music in pubs – Repeal Licensing Act 2003

Repeal the Licensing Act 2003. Or, as a bare minimum, remove "the provision of regulated entertainment" from the licensable activities definition.

The Act defines "licensable activities" as:

  • the retail sale of alcohol,
  • the supply of alcohol in clubs,
  • the provision of late night refreshment, and
  • the provision of regulated entertainment

In turn, "regulated entertainment" is defined as:

  • a performance of a play,
  • an exhibition of a film,
  • an indoor sporting event,
  • a boxing or wrestling entertainment (both indoors and outdoors),
  • a performance of live music,
  • any playing of recorded music, or
  • a performance of dance

The highlighted definition above has seen small bands and local pubs lose out to beauracracy, red tape and high fees.

I propose that you repeal the definition of  "The provision of regulated entertainment" from licensable activities.

Why is this idea important?

Repeal the Licensing Act 2003. Or, as a bare minimum, remove "the provision of regulated entertainment" from the licensable activities definition.

The Act defines "licensable activities" as:

  • the retail sale of alcohol,
  • the supply of alcohol in clubs,
  • the provision of late night refreshment, and
  • the provision of regulated entertainment

In turn, "regulated entertainment" is defined as:

  • a performance of a play,
  • an exhibition of a film,
  • an indoor sporting event,
  • a boxing or wrestling entertainment (both indoors and outdoors),
  • a performance of live music,
  • any playing of recorded music, or
  • a performance of dance

The highlighted definition above has seen small bands and local pubs lose out to beauracracy, red tape and high fees.

I propose that you repeal the definition of  "The provision of regulated entertainment" from licensable activities.

Ban loud anti-social music in residential areas between 20:00 – 08:00

Loud music that is produced physically, electronically or mechanically should be banned between the hours of 20:00pm and 08:00am in residential areas if not from a licensed premises.

Why is this idea important?

Loud music that is produced physically, electronically or mechanically should be banned between the hours of 20:00pm and 08:00am in residential areas if not from a licensed premises.