Police to fine vehicles with high sound systems

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Police will impose fines of not less than Rs.3,000 and not more than Rs.5,000 on vehicles which produce high sounds with the use of subwoofers or audio sound systems and causing disturbance to the public with immediate effect.

A circular with regard to the new rule was distributed among police stations in the country by Police Headquarters last weekend.

Police spokesman Ajith Rohana said under the Motor Traffic Act the volume on the radio or any other sound given by sub woofers or speakers installed inside the car, should only be heard by the passengers and cannot exceed very high sound levels.

“If it is disturbing the public, then it is a clear violation of the law. The law is mentioned in the section 160 of the No 21 provision of the 1981 Act as well as No 8 provision of the 2009 Act,” he said. (Supun Dias)

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  • ranjith chandraseker Wednesday, 25 June 2014 03:08 AM

    How about the loudspeakers used by religious places that disturb the neighboring residents causing a grieve health hazard and polluting the environment as well. Shouldn't police take action on this issue?

    Beba Wednesday, 25 June 2014 03:15 AM

    What about temples and mosques Religion should be private. Every religion. via DM Android App

    Srian de Silva Wednesday, 25 June 2014 04:51 AM

    How about defective/souped up exhaust systems which create annoying flatulent sounds1

    suresh Tuesday, 24 June 2014 10:54 AM

    Fines fines and more fines. Tax the air also will you

    lankan Tuesday, 24 June 2014 11:13 AM

    [quote name="suresh"]Fines fines and more fines. Tax the air also will you[/quote]
    so you approve sound polution ?

    solico Wednesday, 25 June 2014 01:30 AM

    police cannot fine very loud noise of three wheelers in the middle of the night disturbing everybody in the area.

    gayan Tuesday, 24 June 2014 11:15 AM

    Does this include bakery threewheelers? High time they took some action to give us back our residential peace and quietness!

    Counsellor Wednesday, 25 June 2014 01:30 AM

    Finally something productive!

    mike Wednesday, 25 June 2014 05:37 AM

    They should fine for loud music too...

    Flummoxed Wednesday, 25 June 2014 01:58 AM

    [quote name="thaw"]What about the buses with annoying loud horns Solving this would give the most residential peace[/quote]
    Right! Start at Dehiwala Junction. It would give the traffic police something constructive to do!

    Dee Tuesday, 24 June 2014 12:00 PM

    why dont you stop those backup vehicle horns being sounded as if the person driving is having a fit whilst pressing the horn button. they are not only way above the decibles (sometimes twi sets are coupled) and cause sound pollution. the mere sight of them on a peaceful road is an eyesore.

    Sarath Rajatilaka Tuesday, 24 June 2014 12:00 PM

    I agreed. CHOON PANG hedache

    traveller Tuesday, 24 June 2014 12:13 PM

    Should include busses as well they just play loud music which is most annoying

    traveller Tuesday, 24 June 2014 12:17 PM

    Should include busses as well that play loud music which is most annoying

    thaw Tuesday, 24 June 2014 05:47 PM

    What about the buses with annoying loud horns Solving this would give the most residential peace


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