DRIVERS of flash cars now face a £100 fine if they make too much noise.
It is because the deafening noises can affect those suffering from serious health issues such as high blood pressure, stress and heart attacks.
Acoustic cameras, installed for the first time in a London borough, caught 289 motorists driving at more than 100 decibels, with the legal limit being 72 for cars registered since 2016.
Exposure to more than 85 dB for a long period of time can cause permanent hearing damage.
The four cameras, installed in the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, were triggered by nearly 10,000 cars between June 2021 and February 2022, according to the report Sunday times.
The loudest vehicle was a Lamborghini with 112.9 dB.
BMW was caught most often, followed by Lamborghini, Mercedes, Ferrari, Audi and Land Rover.
A similar program launched in Westminster last month has already caught a motorist recording 111.1 dB.
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Both counties issue firm notices of £100 to offenders, except for emergency services and those who had valid reasons e.g. B. using their horn to avoid a collision.
Councils hope the fines will help address the problem of noise pollution from loud cars, particularly in city centers where motorists hold “car meetings” to show off their engines and perform stunts.
Johnny Thalassites, councilor for Kensington and Chelsea, told the newspaper: “It’s not about punishing ordinary people trying to get around the city to do business.
“If you drive sensibly, this shouldn’t catch you.”
Local authorities in Manchester and Brighton have also made requests to introduce a similar system.
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