Loud Mufflers not allowed in Marikina


Bawal ang maingay na Motor Vehicles sa Marikina.

noisy tambucho (2)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

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Take note that when you are stopped by a Marikina City Traffic Officer for violation of this ordinance:

  1. The officer should have a decibel meter;
  2. The officer should get the reading on a 45 degree angle
  3. 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.

10 thoughts on “Loud Mufflers not allowed in Marikina

    • Hi Airam, I’m not sure why motor lang yung hinuhuli. But hula ko dyan is that jeeps kasi eh sa highway ang daan and not sa mga subdivision (except pag gagarahe na sila). As to the IRR, I’ve been looking for a copy of the whole document myself pero mukang sa marikina library ako makakakuha. yung link mukang nawala kasi nahack yung website ng marikina government recently.. baka di pa nabalik lahat ng pages.

    • totoo naman na napakarami ng motorsiklong maingay ang tambutso, dis oras ng gabi dadaan sa harap ng bahay mo, napakaingay. nabibili nila na tahimik ang tambutso, tapos papalitan ng maingay at nakakabulahaw na tambutso. hinuhuli din mga jeepney kapag maingay, pero mas nakikita ang ingay ng motorsiklo dahil kahit sa “minor” roads dumadaan sila.

  1. You know why do motorcycles installing open mufflers? It’s because to prevent accidents in highways where four-wheel drivers can’t hear a motorcycle coming near them. It’s a wrong ordinance to banned motorcycles with open muffler. They must change it. That the only open mufflers that making loud noise during on a trip, must be the only one to have violation for the open muffler ordinance. Magiging dahilan lang mga enforcer yan para manikil dahil makita lang na naka open muffler ka, paparahin ka na agad kahit di ganung kaingay ang tunog and pag nagsound tester na, ipapa rebolusyon sayo ng sagad ang motor.. Kahit stock muffler pag tinodo silinyador, tutunog ng maingay dahil sa mas pwersadong hangin na lumalabas sa pipe. May mga di lang talaga alam gumamit ng maayos sa open muffler.

    • Nakakaperwisyo po kasi sa mas nakararami kesa sa nakakatulong sa i-ilan lang. Noise pollution naman po kasi talaga ang naidudulot ng mga motor na may malalakas na tunog.
      Isa pa, delikado para sa driver ng motor pag maingay kasi di niya madidinig ang nasa paligid. Naka helmet na nga siya eh.
      And there are other ways to alert other drivers of an incoming motorcycle aside from having loud mufflers. Like turning on your head lights or wearing reflectorized apparels.

  2. Huh? E ang iingay ng mga moto0rsiklo dito sa Sta Teresita Village. Lalo na dito sa Lucia Street. Ano nangyari sa anti air pollution ng Marikina City Hall? Pampapogi lang?

  3. malaki na corrupt nila sa motorcycle..napaka simple lng nmn ksi kung pinagbabawal nila ang open muffler dpt pinapatigil nlng nila marketing ng mufflers..para sa gnun wla na tong buyers hndi ung huhulihin nila ung naka motor dami maiingy sa kalsada bkit ang motorcycle agad nasisilip nila

  4. di lang motor cycle ang maingay,pati mga sounds sa jeep. Tapos ay sobrang bilis magdrive,lalo na sa gabi na wala masyadong sasakyan dito sa lugar ng balagtas st. Brgy. Parang. May nagkakarera at may pa zigzag ang pag drive.

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