Join Date: May 2005
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First red light cameras, now "sound camera" tickets
Sound cameras could improve motorcycle enforcement efforts.
One of the most pressing quality of life issues in our ward is noise pollution caused by motorcycles that have been illegally modified to amplify the sound of their engines. I have attempted to address this issue by establishing firm legal grounds for enforcement and by working with the police department to crack down on offenders.
Unfortunately, there is no easy solution to this problem. Many of the worst offenders come from out of town, and every year they ride into our neighborhoods as the weather warms up.
The good news is that we are exploring a new technology that may give us the edge in our efforts to combat excessive motorcycle noise. There is a new device on the market called a sound camera that can take noise readings and automatically issue a ticket just like the red light cameras that are being installed throughout the City.
I am working with Mayor Daley to research the possibility of installing sound cameras in the locations where we get the most motorcycle traffic in our ward.
I will keep you updated on the potential of this new technology. In the meantime, please attend your local C.A.P.S meetings to encourage the police department to help us with aggressive enforcement efforts.
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