Exhaust Noise

Home Department written question – answered on 16th January 2007.

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Photo of David Drew David Drew Labour, Stroud

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many vehicles were prosecuted for (a) exhaust and (b) silencer systems that make excessive noise in the latest year for which figures are available.

Photo of Vernon Coaker Vernon Coaker The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for the Home Department

Available information taken from the Court Proceedings Database held by the Office for Criminal Justice Reform shows that in 2004 (latest available) there were 2,048 prosecutions for noise offences under the Road Vehicles (Construction and Use) Regulations 1986, Regs. 54-58, 97-99 combined.

2005 data will be available later in 2007.

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