New "Noise Cameras" in the UK....

HippoDrone

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The UK gov is testing some new tech to clamp down on noisy bikes and cars.... I am def going to be keeping an ear to the ground on this one. The gov still hasn't stated what the levels are which is worrying.... as is this quote from the linked article:

It could also help to catch those who rev car or motorcycles engines beyond legal limits
What the hell are the maximum "legal" RPM I am allowed to use?

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https://www.gov.uk/government/news/new-noise-camera-trial-to-crack-down-on-illegal-vehicles?sfns=xmwa
 
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Gorilla

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I really hope they don't go through with that it'd set an awful precedent. And what about older bikes etc? My magna is loud as all hell and has a stock exhaust
 
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I bet it will be based on something like parts of the US have for law enforcement. A set of dB based on distance from the bike and speed.

So if the rider exceeds the dB at a set speed the camera snaps a picture.

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What could be a defense would be lack of clarity on weight on the bike and incline of going up hill; however surely the science behind it will have that laid out.
 

scooterwuf

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I think if a community has designated quite hours, say in a residential neighborhood after 10 or 11pm a noise ordinance can be in place, but this - a bike noise law - seems hard to clarify if not enforce if there's always a din of background noise, or noise creation events like a plane passing overhead, or the passing of a train/subway. How do you separate a bike from the environment it's in?

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EDcase

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We'll have to wait and see how it works, if it goes ahead at all.
I imagine it will be at a level above normal riding to catch rev bombs and such.
They can't set it too low because... Harleys

Personally I'm glad. I like hearing bikes take off down the road but I HATE stupid childish revving for the sake of it. On Sunday at Boxhill (Rykas) there were the usual bunch of twats revving to the red line and I was wishing for one of their engines to blow.

We'll see...
 

LoneWolfer

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I bet it will be based on something like parts of the US have for law enforcement. A set of dB based on distance from the bike and speed.

So if the rider exceeds the dB at a set speed the camera snaps a picture.

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What could be a defense would be lack of clarity on weight on the bike and incline of going up hill; however surely the science behind it will have that laid out.
All hogwash! Luckily I have never had to deal with this asinine law. And I love rev bombing in tunnels and under the first bridge I pass whenever I jump on the bike.

And considering doing this from the front of a moving vehicle with people who aren't trained to do only this exact task is going to backfire. Measuring sound isn't like oh, hey thats loud lets meas.... oh their gone. Plus targeting while moving is a mess. The only way to get a proper level reading is with measured distance with two fixed objects.
 
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FloridaMan

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They installed one over here on one of the main roads.

It kept getting "damaged" so they took it away.
I would be damaging them too if they were put up around here. Fortunately there isn't anything like this. We do have a law saying the if you are running an aftermarket exhaust then it has to be under X decibels even if stock would be higher than that. I've never heard of it being enforced though. We all run straight pipe trucks that shake the ground everywhere they go. Pretty much as long as your car is registered and insured cops don't bother you. I've had cops behind me while I don't have any brake lights and didn't get pulled over.
 
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Eh, most people in those tunnels seem to want me to revbomb and give thumbs up afterwards. I say tunnel revs can be fine, there's nobody living or sleeping in the there anyways lol
Tradition someplaces here in the US is to honk in tunnels be it car, bike, truck, or goose. :p
 

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