The Brantford Police Service Traffic Unit (BPS) continues to be focused on the enforcement of modified vehicles, noisy mufflers, and general driver safety.
BPS makes educating the public in safe driving practices and road safety a priority. An essential part of our job is to save lives and reduce injuries on our roadways.
The BPS Traffic Unit conducted a road safety blitz with a focus to address the community’s concerns regarding the noise pollution of excessively loud vehicles, modified vehicles, and noisy mufflers on roadways from Thursday, September 14 to Saturday, September 16, 2023.
“We will continue to be conducting enforcement and sharing public education regarding vehicles making unreasonable and unnecessary noise as well as an increased focus on improperly modified vehicles,” said the Brantford Police Service.
As a result of this enforcement initiative from September 14-16, 2023, 51 charges were issued for the offences related to modified vehicles and excessive noise.
A focus of this ongoing project is to reduce the number of motor vehicles with modified and/or excessively loud exhaust systems on the roads. Vehicles will be subject to charges, including Improper Muffler and Unnecessary Noise, contrary to the Highway Traffic Act (HTA). The penalties under the HTA include fines of $110 upon conviction.
Vehicles found to be unlawfully modified will be reported to the Insurance Bureau of Canada with the potential of a policy suspension.
We encourage vehicle owners to repair modified exhaust systems and avoid using devices such as factory-issued mechanisms to alter and increase their vehicles’ sound in quiet, residential areas.