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Roads: Noise

Question for Department for Transport

UIN 708, tabled on 11 May 2022

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of establishing a regulated authority to tackle the use of (a) loud engines and (b) exhausts on public highways.

Answered on

18 May 2022

The police and local authorities have existing powers to take action against excessively noisy and illegally modified vehicles.

Research has been commenced to understand if the latest ‘noise camera’ technology can be an effective enforcement tool for the police and local authorities that will enable more targeted and efficient enforcement.