MUSTERING DEFENCE AGAINST NOISE
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