Friday, June 01, 2007

Noisy vehicle or motorcycle? You could be ticketed

How many times in the last year or two has CSPD given “excessive noise” tickets to motorcycle riders?
- Mike Casey

In 2006 the Colorado Springs Police Department issued 750 tickets for “exhaust systems,” which is “the city ordinance we utilize when any vehicle is too loud,” said police spokesman Lt. Rafael Cintron. This ordinance — 10.22.204 — covers all vehicles including motorcycles, cars and trucks. The number of tickets isn’t broken down by vehicle. However, Cintron said the majority of tickets are issued to motor vehicles, not motorcycles. He suggested that for the complete statistics you can go to the department’s annual report at tionID=7


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