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Test your vehicle noise during Cruise Night Show and Shine

June 21, 2016 10:26 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 will be on site at the Red Deer Cruise Night Show and Shine on Thursday, June 23 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.

“During the summer months the number of complaints about vehicle noise increases.” said Jennifer Reichel, Community & Program Facilitator. “Motorists are asked to be mindful of the noise they are generating and to be respectful of their neighbours. For example when driving through a residential neighbourhood there is no need to rev your engine, squeal the tires or speed. A little courtesy can go a long with in making your neighbourhood enjoyable and conflict free 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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