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News - 11 April 2008
Scottish police to blitz noisy exhausts with new device
Cars and motor cycles which have noisy exhausts are set to be checked under a new police crackdown in Galloway.
|Keeping it legal|
Any car which has an exhaust louder than it was when it left the factory is illegal. Galloway police have adopted a new system which allows them to check these modifications using a new noise-measuring meter which will determine whether or not an exhaust is legal. If not, the driver will be given 28 days to replace it.
Local police will now begin building a database for each car type to establish its legal noise emission, which will give them grounds to take action on noisy car owners. If a car is found to be illegal in respect of its exhaust, the driver is given a warning and 28 days to replace it after which, if no action has been taken and the car comes to police attention again, a fixed penalty notice will be issued and the exhaust still has to be replaced.
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