Illegal levels of engine noise from modified motorbikes are a blight on the lives of those living in rural areas all across Hampshire and the Isle of Wight. With our police force so overstretched, enforcement with existing technologies is impractical, but action is needed.
From my discussions with local residents, a particular hot spot for illegal noise is the A32 in the Meon Valley. I know how disrupting they find their rude awakenings in the early mornings. But they are not alone.
If you choose me as your Police and Crime Commissioner, I will make motorbike noise one of my top priorities for rural areas.
Acoustic cameras that check noise levels are now available. The Department of Transport states that “The acoustic camera trial is complete and preliminary indications are that the device can identify individual vehicles in certain circumstances and assign noise levels to them, but further development is needed to improve accuracy.”
I want to see the police and Hampshire County Council working together to control noise levels on the A32 and, if successful, using this technology in other hotspots.
I will be working closely with community groups, including CANS (Communities Against Noise and Speed).
- Sign up to their Facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/groups/176921419579192/
- Email your details to: [email protected]. They need as many members as possible to obtain a strong mandate to speak up on your behalf.
- Sign the petition to raise the profile of acoustic cameras in Parliament here
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