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Reduce the noise from illegally modified motorcycles and mopeds by implementing existing legal means
The local council, county council and local police force need to be seen to be implementing the 1997 motorcycle noise act , and to apprehend, and punish riders of motorcycles and mopeds who have adapted their vehicles themselves in a manner that would be consider a crime under the aforementioned act, if the vehicle had been modified professionally. To fine the owners of said vehicles or remove said vehicles that are deemed to have broken the aforementioned act.
Why is this important?
Noise pollution is an invisible danger. It cannot be seen, but it is present nonetheless, Noise pollution is considered to be any unwanted or disturbing sound that affects the health and well-being of humans and other organisms.
Sound is measured in decibels. There are many sounds in the environment, from rustling leaves (20 to 30 decibels) to a thunderclap (120 decibels) to the wail of a siren (120 to 140 decibels). Sounds that reach 85 decibels or higher can harm a person’s ears. Sound sources that exceed this threshold include familiar things, such as power lawn mowers (90 decibels), underground trains (90 to 115 decibels), and loud rock concerts (110 to 120 decibels).
Noise pollution impacts millions of people on a daily basis. The most common health problem it causes is Noise Induced Hearing Loss. Exposure to loud noise can also cause high blood pressure, heart disease, sleep disturbances, and stress. These health problems can affect all age groups, especially children. Many children who live near noisy airports or streets have been found to suffer from stress and other problems, such as impairments in memory, attention level, and reading skill.