I'm certainly sympathetic! In the US, many smaller communities use somethi=
called the uniform municipal code in lieu of creating their own regulations=
Thus most of our smaller cities have similar rules. But they
are usually pretty lenient for the noise makers. Of course you're not in t=
but I'd like to think that things are at least a bit similar.
The following, from section 3.16 of the code, may be similar to your local=
F. Noisy vehicles, motors prohibited
No person may use any automobile, motorcycle or other vehicle, engine or mo=
whatever size, stationary or moving, instrument, device or thing, in such a=
manner as to
create loud and unnecessary grating, grinding, rattling or other noise.
H. Hours for operation of engines other than on public highways
No person may operate or use any automobile, motorcycle or other vehicle, e=
motor of whatever size, stationary or moving, on race tracks, race courses,=
similar tracks or courses at places of amusement, not being public highways=
the hours of 10:30 p.m. and 8:00 a.m. on Sundays through Thursdays, or betw=
hours of 12:00 midnight and 8:00 a.m. on Fridays and Saturdays. The above h=
use may be extended to 12:00 midnight, provided any sound emission is not i=
of seventy (70) db(c), measured at a distance of one hundred (100) feet fro=
automobile, motorcycle or other vehicle, engine or motor.
Note that the code seems to say that the vehicle can make any amount of noi=
during the day. Even 70 dB(C) could be considered to be quite noisy in a q=
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