MUSTERING DE­FENCE AGAINST NOISE

Sunday Tasmanian - - News -

I WAS shocked to read of a “Loud­est V6 Engine” com­pe­ti­tion at the Mel­ton Mowbray Rodeo Ute Muster ( Sun­day Tas­ma­nian, November 4).

The head­line “Ute louder than a jet air­liner revs crowd” was prob­a­bly in­ac­cu­rate, but at 98.1 deci­bels, the car is cer­tainly louder than per­mit­ted un­der the Mo­tor Ve­hi­cle Stan­dards Act 1989 (two to four times, de­pend­ing on how it was mea­sured) and is there­fore il­le­gal to drive on Aus­tralian roads.

Those kept awake at night and those hav­ing their hear­ing as­saulted by over-loud ve­hi­cles in the street must ask why ve­hi­cle noise stan­dards are not be­ing en­forced by the State Govern­ment. S. Wright Ho­bart

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