Excessive vehicle noise has become an increasing problem within the City. Vehicles with loud stereos, modified exhaust systems, revving and careless use of a motor vehicle generates noise that is disturbing to others. The use of engine retarder brakes is another form of nuisance noise that is not allowed in Edmonton pursuant to the Community Standards Bylaw. Drivers and/or owners of motor vehicles can be ticketed for causing unnecessary noise.
Peace Officers will be enforcing excessive vehicle noise through vehicle patrol (traffic stops), static monitoring and joint force operations with the Edmonton Police Service. Peace Officers are looking for vehicles causing needless and excessive noise, vehicles that aren’t equipped with mufflers, vehicles with widened exhaust outlets and vehicles equipped with devices that increase noise.
Enforcement is largely undertaken by using the Traffic Safety Act: Use of Highway and Rules of the Road Regulation and the Traffic Safety Act: Vehicle Equipment Regulation. The specified fine amount for noise and equipment related violations is $162.
Enforcement locations continue to be identified through vehicle noise complaint data and enforcement results obtained through proactive patrols.
Submit your vehicular noise complaint by email at email@example.com.
In 2021, City of Edmonton Peace Officers will once again partner with the Edmonton Police Service (EPS) on Project TENSOR (Traffic Enforcement Noise/Speed Offence Reduction). Project TENSOR will focus its resources on “hot spots” and other areas across the city targeting many traffic offences including speeding, noise-related offences, stunting.