Where’s the enforcement for unmuffled motorcycles?

Michael Smith of Ladysmith wonders why there is no enforcement regarding noisy unmuffled motorcycles.

Editor:

Most jurisdictions have noise bylaws, and many go as far as to restrict truckers from using their engine brakes near populated areas.

However, there seems to be a reluctance to enforce these bylaws against unmuffled motorcycles, which are often cruising through our streets.

I submit that these bikes make far more noise than truck engine brakes, and, in any case, engine brakes are useful for safety reasons.

I know there are laws against unmuffled or noisy modified vehicles, and many of us would like to see more enforcement.

These vehicles must be going by police on a daily basis, and where the noise is so obviously blatant, why is there no enforcement?

I don’t feel that police should be waiting for a complaint when the infraction is so obvious.

Michael Smith

Ladysmith