news feeds icon 150Vancouver police officers who depend on their ears alone to bust noisy motorcyclists may find themselves spinning their wheels in court, B.C. lawyers and advocates say.

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Motorcycles on the road.The warm weather means more motorcycles will be on the road but Vancouver police are issuing their yearly warning about excessive noise.

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constructionWaking up on a Saturday morning to the sound of construction may be a common reality, as work continues on Ottawa's light rail line and other projects — but city staff feel there's no need to push back the time that work gets underway.

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Tuesday, 15 November 2016 15:20

Address all vehicle noise

AB tireI was disappointed in the bias against motorcycles in the original Oct. 21 article, “Quieting mortocycles,” and Shawn Dunnett’s Nov. 4 Letter to the Editor, both slanted towards motorcycles being the major problem relating to noise.

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motorcyclesSection 128 of Highway Traffic Act specfically prohibits any changes that would result in excessive or unusual noise.

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Police cracking downVancouver police are warning motorists they've launched a new blitz focused on excessively loud motorcycles and cars. The campaign began Monday and runs through the summer months.

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Thursday, 02 June 2016 12:48

Motorcycle noise is obnoxious

Motorcycle noiseAs a fellow motorcyclist, I don’t like hearing all the noise out on the streets. The noise makers will say loud pipes save lives, but this has proven to be not true. I think it’s the image thing, which also goes along with the no helmet look.

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news feeds icon 150Nine months after rolling out the first police motorcycles in decades, West Lafayette police say they are pleased with the department’s new traffic unit. Chief Jason Dombkowski said the motorcycle units are helpful in his city, considered the most densely-populated community in Indiana.

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Guelph bylawJust because city bylaw staff have yet to issue even one ticket for motorcycle noise doesn’t mean the bylaw is pointless, says the city’s manager in charge of bylaw enforcement. “Residents have the right to voice their concerns and we would follow up,” said Doug Godfrey, manager of bylaw compliance and security.

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news feeds icon 150Edmonton police say they plan to target noisy motorcycles as riders return to the roads this spring and summer. "Excessive noise from motorcycles is a concern for both EPS and the City of Edmonton, and as such, the City of Edmonton community standards bylaw will be enforced throughout the city by officers as soon as we're seeing bikes out on the road,"

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