Monday, January 9, 2012

Sri Lanka government to limit sound emanation by vehicle horns

Sri Lanka Central Environmental Authority has taken steps to bring in new laws to control the over use of vehicle horns.

Chairman of the Central Environmental Authority Charitha Herath said that the bill in this regard now being compiled would be submitted to the cabinet and then tabled in parliament soon by the Minister of Environment.

According to the regulations that is to be introduced, the maximum sound output of a vehicle horn would be limited to 195 decibels.

The environmental authorities have noticed that certain vehicles especially the private buses have horns that emanate excessive sound. In some instances the buses have been fixed with modified silencers as well to emanate too much sound. They use these tactics for commercial purposes and sometimes due to ignorance.

Some people like the noisiness, I don't know why.

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