Police to hold free motorcycle exhaust sound clinic June 7
This Sunday, June 7, 2015 between 11:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. EPS Traffic Section is holding a motorcycle exhaust testing clinic at NAIT’s Souch campus parking lot (7110 Gateway Blvd).
Riders are welcome to bring their motorcycles to the event for a sound assessment, free of charge, to determine if their exhaust exceeds the sound output levels identified under the City’s Community Standards Bylaw. Motorcycle owners whose bikes are not compliant with the bylaw will not be issued a ticket by police at the testing clinic.
“The exhaust sound testing clinic provides motorcycle owners with the opportunity to have their motorcycles checked for excessive sound emission,” says Const. Rohitas Chandra with the EPS Traffic Section. “Motorcycles off the assembly line with factory exhaust systems meet the industry standard for acceptable sound levels – the problems often occur when owners make modifications to their exhaust systems or go with certain aftermarket products that enhance the sound levels.”
Motorcycle sound testing, education and enforcement are part of the EPS’s response to citizen concerns regarding excessive sound and its impact on quality of life. Citizen concerns came to the forefront when the City of Edmonton amended the Community Standards Bylaw in 2010 to deal with excessive motorcycle noise.
In 2014, 115 tickets were issued to motorcycle owners under the City’s Community Standards Bylaw and 159 noise-related tickets were issued to other motor vehicle owners under the Alberta Traffic Safety Act. Since July 1, 2010, there have been 457 Community Bylaw and 921 Traffic Safety Act noise-related tickets issued.
For more information, please visithttp://www.edmontonpolice.ca/excessivevehiclenoise