Bawal ang maingay na Motor Vehicles sa Marikina.
I saw a City Traffic Management Department Office (CTMDO) officer stopped a motorbike rider. The officer had a familiar equipment with him. From afar, it was like a videoke type microphone. It was only when I approached them did I see that it was a decibel meter and he was testing the loudness of the muffler of the motorbike.
Marikina is one of the Cities here in Metro Manila which has an ordinance against loud or modified mufflers (Tambucho), may it be a motorbike, car, truck, or any “motor vehicle”.
Ordinance No. 133 Series of 2006
Section 99: MUFFLERS and NOISE CONTROLLING DEVICES
“Section 99. Mufflers and Noise Controlling Devices – No person shall operate a motor vehicle on a street unless such motor vehicle is equipped, at all times, with a muffler or mufflers in constant operation and of sufficient capacity for the motor engine, and equipped with exhaust system to prevent the escape of excessive fumes or smoke and unusual noise. The intensity of loudness level emanating from all kinds of motor vehicles, whether private or public utility shall be regulated to a maximum of 90 decibels (dB).
Owners or operators of motor vehicles within the territorial jurisdiction of the City shall, at all times, ensure that their vehicles comply with the exhaust emission standards set forth in Republic Act No. 8749, otherwise known as the “Philippine Clean Air Act of 1999”, and its implementing rules and regulations.” – From http://legal.marikina.gov.ph/forum
Take note that when you are stopped by a Marikina City Traffic Officer for violation of this ordinance:
- The officer should have a decibel meter;
- The officer should get the reading on a 45 degree angle
- The decibel meter should be 20 inches away from the tip of the pipe.
That’s why they are using a triangular cardboard as additional tool when apprehending violators.
But I think the best way to avoid this is wag ng gawin masyadong maingay ang mga tambucho niyo. Nakaka-irita po yun.