Politicians in Strathcona County, Alberta, will be talking about taking measures against vehicle noise, including motorcycles with loud pipes, at an upcoming council meeting.
According to the Sherwood Park News, county councilors discussed the challenges of tackling the issue at a recent meeting, with input from local police regarding their experiences fighting loud pipes, as well as the experiences of the Edmonton police force.
Following the report and discussion, reaction was divided; some councilors felt it was a waste of time to move any further on the issue, with only a handful of tickets expected to be issued, but a majority voted in favour of discussing action on loud vehicles (with motorcycles in particular being mentioned) at an upcoming council meeting.
While this is typically an issue faced by councils in the spring, they may actually have an effective plan in place if they start the process now — they’ll need new equipment for measuring sound levels if they want to make the tickets stick.
If the council actually takes action against loud vehicles, it will be the first time that’s happened at the county level in Alberta, that we’ve heard of. And it will be another example of what happens when motorcyclists disregard existing laws on vehicle noise — no other issue has whipped up as much anti-motorcycle sentiment in recent years in Canada.