Noisy Car Mufflers Have Been Silenced in Mississauga
A few weeks ago, Peel police announced they would be cracking down on excessive muffler noise () and it looks like they made good on their promise.
According to a recent Brampton Guardian article, Peel police have issued 160 tickets for noisy muffler violations. Peel Sgt. Steve Arney told The Guardian that 60 tickets were issued in Bramalea and Malton -- the neighbourhoods where residents had been complaining about unreasonably loud mufflers.
The Guardian reports that most tickets were issued to drivers of cars and motorcycles with modified mufflers. Other drivers operating poorly maintained vehicles were also ticketed.
Arney told the newspaper that the month-long Vehicular Excessive Noise Campaign was initiated chiefly to raise awareness. He said that tickets "were a last resort."
While the aggressive sound of a modified muffler might excite some more flamboyant drivers (and leave many others indifferent), it's long been an annoyance for some residents. Some people were obviously tired of having their relaxing red light slow jams interrupted by Fast and Furious sound effects and decided something had to be done.
Noisy drivers were hit with $110 fines.