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Salem Police Department to conduct motorcycle noise testing

Posted by Terri Ogan  July 25, 2013 12:10 PM

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The Salem Police Department, in conjunction with Beverly Police and Lynn Police, will be conducting motorcycle exhaust system sound checks at Salem High School, according to an announcement from the office of Salem Police Chief Paul Tucker.

The testing will take place on Saturday August 10 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m., and is spearheaded by Tucker, Beverly Police Sergeant Russell Rollins and Lynn Police Sergeant Ned Shinnick.

Officials are encouraging area motorcycle riders to stop by the checkpoint and have their motorcycle exhaust pipes tested at no cost and without fines. Riders will be provided with information about legal sound levels and ways to operate a motorcycle that minimize exhaust noise while operating within city limits.
 
The participating police departments recommend all motorcyclists be sensitive to noise standards within their communities and respect the rights of all people to enjoy a peaceful environment.  

Motorcyclists are advised not to modify or alter their exhaust systems in any way that increases exhaust noise to offensive levels.  

The Salem Police Department has been enforcing motorcycle noise laws in a fair manner for several years. Motorcycle noise is the number 1 summer complaint from area residents and enforcement will continue.

Terri Ogan can be reached at oganglobe@gmail.com, or follow her on Twitter.

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