Noise radar system to fine roaring motorcycles
A non-profit environmental organization called Bruitparif, rolls out a very effective solution for the noise pollution named noise radar to eliminate the problem by detecting vehicles automatically.
The device “noise radar” has been installed on a lamppost in the center of Villeneuve-le-Roi, a town next to Paris Orly airport.
It will be activated as soon as a new government draft law permitting such systems is passed, said Mayor Didier Gonzales. The town will link the sound recordings to police CCTV cameras and automatically issue tickets to offenders.
As per some sources, the system which is currently under tests, makes use of four microphones in order to pinpoint the origin of the sound and then link it with the CCTV footage to identify who is making the noise, and measure noise levels. When linked to the police camera, the noise radar can also read license plates and issue tickets.
So far, only 40 of the devices are in use in the city with another 17 been installed at major building sites. However, since the devices are currently under a two-year trial, it isn’t meant to fine anyone just yet, instead to test the capability of the technology and decide the noise levels that can lead to penalties.
Moreover, the city’s mayor claimed that the noise radar will be activated as soon as a new government draft law permitting such system has been passed.