City councilors in Halifax, Nova Scotia, are asking the provincial government to bring in loud pipe laws.
According to CBC, city councilors are getting complaints from their constituents about noisy bikes, saying motorcycles are keeping people awake. And, as is usually the case in Canadian provinces, the police can’t do much about it. The Halifax municipal police can’t lay charges under the city’s noise bylaw, since it doesn’t apply to vehicles. And, the provincial legislation surrounding loud pipes makes it hard to make charges stick, due to wording.
So, the city’s politicians are asking the provincial government to bring in laws that specifically allow police to target loud pipes, or allow the city to make its own laws on the subject. These laws won’t come in overnight—CBC says it could take two years.