New Hampshire police plan to crack down on noisy motorcycles

PORTSMOUTH, N.H. (AP) — Police in a New Hampshire city are planning to crack down on loud motorcycles.

Portsmouth Police Capt. Frank Warchol says his department is investing in equipment and training needed to recognize if a motorcycle is illegally loud. New Hampshire Public Radio reports state law says no idling motorcycle should be louder than 92 decibels.

Police need specialized training and equipment to measure motorcycle noise and, in the past, Warchol says they relied on state police to see if a motorcycle was too loud.

Warchol says police plan to set up checkpoints to test motorcycle noise level.

He says they hope to have a checkpoint in place before winter.

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Information from: WEVO-FM, http://www.nhpr.org/

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