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Noise from modified bikes still a major problem

PostPosted: Tue Jun 14, 2011 3:33 am
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KUALA LUMPUR: Deafening noise from illegally modified motorcycles’ exhaust pipes remains a huge problem, said Natural Re­­sources and Environment Minister Datuk Seri Douglas Uggah Embas.

From January last year to May this year, 3,765 motorcycles were stopped for noise inspection and 197 motorcyclists were sum-moned for violating the stipu- lated noise limits, he said, adding that the overall compliance was 94.8%.

“For this reason, the Department of Environment carried out joint enforcement campaigns with traffic police to control excessive noise from motorcycles,” he said during a signing ceremony for joint collaboration between 01dB-Metravib from France and Sound and Vibrant Technology from Malaysia yesterday.

Douglas said noise pollution would continue to be a challenge as the country progressed – from construction to industrial activities and transportation.

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