Overly loud vehicles - approach by the Dutch G4 municipalities

Posted on 27 March, 2023

Overly loud vehicles - approach by the Dutch G4 municipalities

Carlo Schoonebeek published an interesting article in the Vakblad Geluid (no. 1, March 2023) about the approach to loud vehicles by the Dutch G4 municipalities.

Excessive noise from unnecessarily loud motorcycles and cars causes a lot of nuisance in the big cities. Tackling this type of noise nuisance is difficult, which is why the four large Dutch municipalities (G4) are looking for new ways to deal with this.

Residents who experience nuisance from loud vehicles have long been asking the municipalities to do something about the nuisance. The simplification of enforcement seems to be a first step towards a more effective approach to noise nuisance from overly loud vehicles.

Read this article in Vakblad Geluid nr 1 2023 (in Dutch)

About the author: Ing. Carlo A. M. Schoonebeek, who works as a senior noise policy officer at the Emission-free Mobility of Spatial Planning and Sustainability Team of the municipality of Amsterdam. Since 2009 involved in policy development and projects in the field of noise, including road traffic, rail and events. Official leader of the Dutch municipal noise action plan.

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