Guelph was one of the earliest cities in Canada to join the fight against loud pipes, passing a bylaw back in 2012 to ticket noisy motorcycles. Yet, in the years since, there have been few tickets handed out, the Mercury newspaper reports.
According to the Mercury, there were no tickets handed out for loud pipes in 2013, and none yet in 2014. They quote police spokesman Const. Mike Gatto as saying there have been very few complaints, and that police find it difficult to follow up on complaints unless they witness the offence in person.
While local motorcyclists with noisy exhausts are probably pretty happy with the state of affairs, not everyone is all smiles. The article quotes local resident Duncan Mackenzie, a proponent of the anti-noise bylaw, as saying police need to show initiative and that they show no concern in enforcing the rule.