Pasay City bans noisy mufflers

Published November 5, 2019, 4:31 PM

by AJ Siytangco

By Joseph Almer Pedrajas 

Motorists who have noisy mufflers in Pasay City will now be penalized as an ordinance prohibiting and banning the use of modified tail-pipes has recently been passed by the city council.

(Pixabay / MANILA BULLETIN)
(Pixabay / MANILA BULLETIN)

In a Facebook post, Mayor Emi Calixto-Rubiano reminded drivers of all vehicles passing by Pasay City that noisy mufflers are strictly prohibited and the local government started its crackdown against them since an ordinance was passed in June.

The Pasay City Council came up with Ordinance No. 6009 or ‘Anti-Modified Tail Pipe Ordinance’ as they believed that “excessive noise is a serious hazard to the public health and welfare,” and “exposure to certain levels of noise can result in physiological, and psychological, and economic damage,” the ordinance read.

It also said that any vehicle has built-in silencer that lessens the noise of its muffler but some drivers remove or modify it, Rubiano added.

Also under the ordinance, “all service center and dealer of any motor vehicles shall be prohibited from selling, manufactur[ing] and install[ing] modified tailpipes.”

The document read that violators will be fined P2,000 on their first offense; P3,000 and impounding of their service vehicle on their second offense; and P4,000 and cancellation of their driver’s license on their third offense.

The Pasay City Traffic and Management Office and the Tricycle and Pedicab Franchising Regulatory Office, meanwhile, shall enforce the strict compliance of the said ordinance, the document added.

 
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