Proposals from the European Commission would require manufacturers of LGVs and other vehicles to meet new decibel sound levels once these are agreed by MEPs. The regulation will also require that buyers are provided with sound levels at the time of purchase. “The provision of information to fleet managers may influence the transition to a quieter vehicle fleet,” says an EC spokesman. The proposal was recently discussed by the European Parliament’s Environment Committee.”There would be anew testing method for measuring […]
Booking for the Quiet Cities global summit in November is now open.
Initiatives to reduce noise pollution were celebrated at the John Connell Awards 2018, held at the Palace of Westminster this week (24 October).
MEPs have narrowly voted through a proposal to introduce new legislation on maximum vehicle noise that would see most new heavy road-going trucks restricted to a maximum of 79dB(A) with new off-roaders limited to 80dB(A). The vote, held by the EU Parliament’s Environment Committee on 18 December, also moves forward a plan to introduce an obligatory labelling scheme to inform operators about the noise rating of vehicles in brochures and at the point of purchase. The 79dB(A) limit would apply […]