Excessive vehicle noise is being targeted by city police.
The North Bay Police Service has recently received several complaints about excessive vehicle noise occurring in contravention of the City of North Bay’s noise by-laws.
City police say in order to curb these incidents, their Traffic Unit is partnering up with Ontario Provincial Police and city by-law officers to enhance enforcement against excessive vehicle noise.
That includes vehicles modified to increase noise output to unreasonable levels, such as with loud mufflers, and the use of engine breaks on transport trucks in prohibited zones.
Police warn their officers will be taking a zero-tolerance approach to enforcement.
Under City of North Bay by-laws, offenders risk:
A minimum fine of $200 up to a maximum of $5,000 on a first offence; and,
A minimum fine of $400 up to a maximum of $10,000 on all subsequent offences.
Anyone with any information about vehicles operating in contravention of North Bay’s noise by-laws can contact the North Bay Police Service at 705-497-5555.
Those wishing to remain anonymous can contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or online at www.nearnorthcrimestoppers.com.