Report from The Sand Mountain Reporter|
The Crossville Police Department will be cracking down on excessive noise in the city by issuing citations to anyone driving with a noisy muffler.
Chief Chris West stated in a public notice he would be directing his officers to “ramp up” noise violation enforcement after receiving multiple complaints from the public about obnoxious mufflers.
He said anyone caught with a noisy muffler would be issued a “fix-it” ticket, meaning it would be dismissed once the muffler problem was fixed by the driver.
Alabama law defines an “improper muffler” as one that emits “unusual noise and annoying smoke” or excess fumes. The law also prohibits the use of a muffler cut-out, bypass or one without baffles.
Anyone who receives a muffler citation and fixes the problem can have a law enforcement officer inspect their equipment for approval. Once the ticket is signed, the offender can take it to the Crossville Municipal Court to have the charge dismissed, West said.