Know your noise level, get tested at cruise night

The City of Red Deer hopes to crack down on noisy vehicles with a new public awareness campaign.

The City of Red Deer hopes to crack down on noisy vehicles with a new public awareness campaign.

A decibel reading event kicks off the campaign at the Red Deer Cruise Night Show and Shine at the CrossRoads Church parking lot (just west of Hwy 2 on over the 32nd Street overpass) on Thursday.

It runs from 6 to 9 p.m.

City staff and RCMP will be on site at the event to test sound emission levels from all types of vehicles. The city aims to provide participants with a better understanding where their vehicle noise rates.

Jennifer Garnett, community and program facilitator, said the city wants to provide drivers with a sense of where they rate and at what point their noise becomes a nuisance.

“The campaign is about knowing your noise and encouraging respect for all, especially when driving in and around residential areas,” she said. “A little neighbourly courtesy can go a long way in making the summer an enjoyable, conflict-free time for everyone.”

The event is free and motorists are encouraged to bring their car, truck or motorcycle out and rev their engines for testing.

Installing aftermarket components to your vehicle may cause it to be in violation of the Alberta Traffic Safety Act or The City of Red Deer Community Standards Bylaw.

There will be an amnesty period given to those whose vehicles are in violation of existing noise regulations.