FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 14, 2021
Springfield Police to Increase Proactive Enforcement of Noisy Vehicle Ordinance
The Springfield Police Department continues to receive a growing number of complaints in regards to excessively loud exhaust systems on vehicles and motorcycles. Complaints have been received from residents and businesses throughout the city and in many cases, there is a correlation between the vehicle creating excessive noise and careless and imprudent driving by the same vehicle.
Members of the Springfield Police Department will immediately increase proactive enforcement of excessively loud vehicles by utilizing Springfield municipal ordinance 106-15, which specifically addresses noisy vehicles. The goal of this proactive enforcement is to lower the incidents of drivers creating excessive and unnecessary noise from engines and exhaust systems, lower the number of injury and fatality accidents, and improve the quality of life in Springfield.
The Springfield Police Department wants to remind all drivers to be vigilant and respectful to others on highways, roads, and in our neighborhoods.
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Media Contact: PAO Jasmine Bailey
Release authorized by Capt. Culley Wilson