Drivers support noise camera technology – survey

A new survey is suggesting seven in ten people support the idea of using technology to enforce noise limits on vehicles in Britain. carried out the survey after a trial in the Knightsbridge area of London which saw around 150 people fined for noisy vehicles, with zero repeat offences.

“Our stats showed that a massive seven in ten Brits (71%) say they support speed cameras having noise detectors to catch and fine illegally noisy vehicles in cities and urban areas, whilst more than two thirds (67%) support this in rural areas,” the company says. “What’s more, the strongest support (perhaps surprisingly) came from the 18-34 age range, with 74 percent of respondents saying they would welcome the rollout of RUNDMCs. Interestingly, support was stronger from men than women, with 75 percent of men saying they would welcome the move, and only 68 percent of women.”

“Noise from modified vehicles can be very annoying for other road users and residents, but I also have concerns around the behaviours that can sometimes go hand in hand with this type of vehicle,” commented ChoosemyCar founder, Nick Zapolski. “Noise cameras could considerably discourage racing and reckless driving, and that could save lives. This scheme would be really important in reducing dangerous behaviour on our roads, as well as noise pollution.”

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