Release Date: June 10th, 2020 - 9:20am
Originator: Constable, Marc Taraso, 2 District - District Response Team, 905-825-4747 ext 2256
Contact: Constable, Marc Taraso, 2 District - District Response Team, 905-825-4747 extension 2256
Location: Halton Region
The Halton Regional Police Service has received numerous complaints from across the region regarding loud and unnecessary noise from motor vehicles which have been modified by removing the mufflers, or modifying the exhaust system.
It has been observed through recent proactive enforcement that this unnecessary noise is often found to be accompanied by other illegal vehicle modifications, unsafe vehicle conditions and aggressive driving behaviours.
The Halton Regional Police will be initiating Project #Noisemaker. The region-wide project will be launching on June 10, 2020 and will run until October 31, 2020. Project #Noisemaker aims to address concerns of motor vehicles with illegal modifications, unsafe motor vehicles, and aggressive driving.
As part of Project #Noisemaker, Officers from the District Response Teams and Regional Traffic Services will collaborate with partner agencies to conduct inspections through an Operation Wreck Check; will target illegal street racing activity through Project ERASE (eliminate racing activity on streets everywhere) enforcement dates, and will partner with Municipal Enforcement Officers to conduct enforcement of the Town of Oakville's motorcycle noise by law.
The Halton Regional Police Service remains committed to road safety through prevention, education and enforcement initiatives.
Anyone with enforcement concerns is asked to fill out an online form available on the Halton Regional Police Service website here: https://www.haltonpolice.ca/services/reporting/trafficcomplaints.php