Greater Victoria drivers can have their vehicle exhaust noise levels measured for free by police on June 3 in the Save-on-Foods Memorial Centre parking lot. (Black Press Media file photo)

Greater Victoria drivers can have their vehicle exhaust noise levels measured for free by police on June 3 in the Save-on-Foods Memorial Centre parking lot. (Black Press Media file photo)

Noisy vehicles can warrant a ticket, Victoria police warn

VicPD running free vehicle noise check on June 3 ahead of issuing further tickets

If you can’t hear yourself singing along to your favourite Justin Bieber song above the sound of your car exhaust, you may be in danger of getting a ticket, Victoria police are warning.

On Thursday (June 3), officers are running a free vehicle noise check in the Save-on-Foods Memorial Centre parking lot in Victoria, to let drivers know if the sound levels are acceptable. Vehicles will have their decibels read between 3 and 7 p.m., and no tickets will be issued unless a person’s vehicle poses an immediate risk to road safety.

“After this date there will be ZERO tolerance for unnecessary noise and fines of $109 will be issued,” VicPD tweeted.

Outside of the noise check, deciding whether a vehicle is too loud is up to officers’ discretion and may or may not be determined using a sound level meter. Officers can issue a ticket or serve a notice of inspection that requires the driver to have their vehicle inspected for noise levels within 30 days.

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