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BANGKOK 19 July 2019 09:04
webfact

Police examining noisy exhausts in Pattaya: Over 95 decibels and you're in trouble!

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20 minutes ago, webfact said:

Pol Maj Arut Sathanon said the main reason for the checkpoint was to do something about PM 2.5 particles and noisy exhausts - he said 95 decibels was the limit

Good that they are doing something about the noisy aftermarket exhausts as they can be a real pain in the a*se .. But the particles .? Are they trying to test bikes for those .?  

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2 minutes ago, darksidedog said:

I can't comment on the rest of the country, but Pattaya has an epidemic with noisy exhausts right now. It has gotten so bad, that we have given up going to several open front bars, as it is literally at least one every minute howling by, making conversation impossible. Everyone here has been begging the issue to be tackled for a very long time. I just hope they don't have a couple of stops and call it a day.

Here in Isaan it has increased recently in conjunction with "gangs" of teens racing back and forth demonstrating quite  dangerous behaviours. It seems to have increased  since the publicity about "crackdowns" on street racers in some localities. Copy cat challenge to authority?

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One of the first things I noticed upon my return to Thailand after a 2-year absence was the number of very noisy motorbikes. Roughly 20 years ago it was at epidemic proportions, and for probably the only time in their miserable lives the police actually did something about it. They launched a crackdown that they followed through with, and it was a success because they hit the hard targets - the motorcycle shops and exhaust importers and distributors - instead of just a handful of riders for a couple of weeks. So they can make a difference if they want to.

 

But this plague seems to have returned with a vengeance.  😃😜😎

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The police have been letting this go on for too long now. The Yamaha MSlaz, very popular with young Thai riders, was the beginning of wide-spread replacement of factory exhausts. Now almost every one of them is super noisy..

 

Seeing this, many of the youngsters who can only afford Waves have started doing the same.. Not putting on replacement exhausts, because that would look stupid even to them, but probably punching holes in the baffles of the original exhausts.

 

It's gotten to the point where a good percentage of the bikes favoured by youngsters are offensively loud. Even some of the automatic scooters are following this trend.

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I have a suggestion for BIB, close down all the shops that sell these "exhausts"

Thank you...........................

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28 minutes ago, darksidedog said:

I can't comment on the rest of the country, but Pattaya has an epidemic with noisy exhausts right now. It has gotten so bad, that we have given up going to several open front bars, as it is literally at least one every minute howling by, making conversation impossible. Everyone here has been begging the issue to be tackled for a very long time. I just hope they don't have a couple of stops and call it a day.

Bangkok too, if u sit on sukhumvit road at a bar/restaurant the noise from motercycles can drive you crazy....

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