Over the past few years, several large municipalities in Canada have enacted, or tried to enact, laws against loud pipes. Regardless of their famed life-saving capability, some city governments have had enough of the racket and tried to crack down.
Edmonton is one of those cities, and those laws are undergoing debate again tonight, says the Edmonton Journal.
The city’s community services committee is discussing the town’s loud pipe laws tonight, and some riders are intent on showing up to express their displeasure with the regulations. They say the city has spent a lot of money fighting noise, with little to show for results – over half the 338 tickets issued since the laws were enacted in 2011 have been thrown out.
For the past three years or so, the backlash against loud pipes has been prominent in the spring. We’re going to keep an eye on this one and see how it plays out – if Edmonton ditches their bylaw, it could be the start of a trend in the opposite direction.