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Test your vehicle noise levels at Cruise Night Show and Shine

August 9, 2016 11:08 AM
(Red Deer, Alberta)

A decibel reading event is being held this Thursday night at the Red Deer Cruise Night Show and Shine to test vehicle noise emissions.

City of Red Deer staff and RCMP will be on site at the Red Deer Cruise Night Show and Shine on Thursday, August 11 at the Crossroads Church parking lot from 6 to 8 p.m. to test sound levels from all types of vehicles. Staff is working to educate motorists about when their vehicles sound crosses the line from noise to nuisance. The sound of a revving engine, blasting stereo or squealing tires can travel for blocks and is a major irritation to many city residents.

“We want motorists to understand when their vehicle is too loud and encouraging respect for all, especially when driving in and around residential areas.” said Jennifer Reichel, Community & Program Facilitator for The City of Red Deer. “Some level of noise is part of the urban environment but a little neighbourly courtesy can go a long way in making the summer an enjoyable, conflict-free time for everyone.”

Participation in the decibel reading clinics is free. Motorists are encouraged to bring their car, truck or motorcycle out to assess if their vehicle noise levels fall within the acceptable decibel range for industry and community standards to avoid violating the Alberta Traffic Safety Act or The City of Red Deer Community Standards Bylaw. No tickets will be issued for noise violations to participants in the decibel reading event.

For more information go to www.reddeer.ca/noise

For more information, please contact:

Jennifer Reichel
Community & Program Facilitator
The City of Red Deer
403-342-8100

Communications & Strategic Planning
The City of Red Deer
403-342-8147

 

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