Noisy Vehicle Exhaust Pipes May Lead You to Imprisonment and Fine

Vehicle owners found to have modified their exhaust resulting in noise pollution could face up to six months in jail, or a fine of RM2,000.

During a press conference that was held last month (February 2021), Bukit Aman Traffic Investigation and Enforcement Department (JSPT) chief Datuk Azisman Alias said that the offence is established in accordance to Rule 103 of the Motor Vehicles (Construction and Use) Rules 1959. Quoting his words, as written by The Malay Mail

“The rule states that every exhaust pipe installed on a motorised vehicle must be maintained at all times so that it is in a good condition.

“So, anybody who modifies an exhaust pipe to the point of disturbing public peace is found to have committed an offence,” he said in a statement during the press.

Datuk Azisman also added that the police has been given the authority to seize the vehicle (motorcycle or car) in order to prevent further offences being repeated under Section 64 of the Road Transport Act 1987.

As such, Datuk Azisman said, the police would conduct integrated operations from time to time in collaboration with the Department of Environment (DOE).

“Through these operations, motorcycles will be checked to determine if the owner complies with the permitted exhaust pipe noise emission level.

“During the operations, the noise level of motorcycles will be measured to determine if it complies with the standard,” said the JSPT chief.

“If the noise level surpasses the permissible level, DOE will issue a compound to the owner of the motorcycle.”

“A compound will be issued by the DOE if the stipulated exhaust pipe noise emission level is breached,” he added.

The rule does not just apply to motorcycles, it is applicable for other motorized vehicles

Datuk Azisman emphasized that this rule applies to all types of motorized vehicles. Any modifications to be done to vehicles must be approved by JPJ first before being made.


What do you think about the implementation of this rule? Feel free to share your thoughts about this in the comments section below, or any experiences you had from vehicle noise due to vehicle modifications.

References

https://says.com/my/news/pdrm-vehicles-with-noisy-exhaust-pipes-are-a-punishable-offence

https://www.malaymail.com/news/malaysia/2021/02/22/modifying-exhaust-pipes-will-attract-imprisonment-fine-says-bukit-aman-traf/1951997

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