Bathurst, New Brunswick, has passed a bylaw against noisy motorcycles.
City leaders passed the law limiting motorcycle exhaust noise to 92 decibels during Monday night’s council meeting, and many local motorcyclists aren’t happy.
CBC reports a group showed up at the council meeting to protest the bylaw, complete with signs expressing their discontent. They’re claiming discrimination against motorcyclists, but as mayor Stephen Brunet pointed out, as long as you aren’t making a racket in town, nobody’s going to hassle you.
It doesn’t look like the loud-pipe-loving bikers are going to get much sympathy for their position, though – CBC’s story on the bylaw has a comment section quickly filling with support for the new regulation, with readers from other New Brunswick cities saying they’d like to see their municipalities draw up similar laws.
Edmonton’s noise bylaw seems to have inspired other Albertan communities to look at motorcycle noise bylaws; will Bathurst’s decision have the same effect in New Brunswick?