Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Traffic Tip Tuesdays: Noise Limits

Sec. 21-1122. Noise limitations on use of sound amplification systems

Prohibited: When a motor vehicle is being operated on a highway, the driver of the vehicle may not operate or permit the operation of a sound amplification system from the vehicle that can be heard outside the vehicle from 50 or more feet.

A sound amplification system means a compact disc player, a radio, a tape player, or a similar device.

A violation is not considered a moving violation. The fine is $70.

Exempted vehicles are: Authorized emergency vehicles; vehicles operated by communications, electric, gas or water utilities; a sound amplification system operated to request assistance or to warn of a hazardous situation; or a sound amplification system used for advertising, parades or for political or other special events, unless otherwise prohibited by local law.