Police have ticketed over 500 drivers for operating excessively noisy vehicles in Brampton and Mississauga.
Peel police that the service’s Road Safety Services department has completed its Project Noisemaker campaign–a project designed to identify and reduce the number of vehicles with modified and/or excessively loud exhaust systems.
Police say throughout July and August, officers issued tickets and advised drivers to repair modified exhaust systems and avoid using devices such as factory-issued mechanisms to alter and increase the sound of their vehicles.
“Vehicles with loud exhaust systems were stopped by members of the Road Safety Services who completed a full inspection of their vehicles,” police said in a news release.
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“Charges laid in this campaign were primarily laid under the Improper Muffler and Unnecessary Noise statutes of the Highway Traffic Act. These charges include fines of $110, payable upon conviction.
As a result of the campaign, officers laid a total of 576 provincial offence notes. Police say officers issued 265 tickets related to improper mufflers and 203 tickets related to excessive noise.
“Road safety remains one of our core policing functions. The community concern for these vehicles continues to be very apparent as we continue to receive feedback from the public complaining of loud vehicles during all hours of the day and night, across the region,” police said.
“Although the campaign has officially ended, our officers remain vigilant twenty-four hours per day, seven days per week and our officers will continue to target excessively loud vehicles.”
Anyone with information concerning aggressive driving or illegal street racing activities can contact the police by calling 905-453-3311.