Police will continue crackdown on noisy cars in Burlington, Milton, Oakville


Published March 22, 2022 at 3:20 pm

After two years of successful results, Halton police will continue their Project #Noisemaker program again in Burlington, Oakville, Milton and Halton Hills.

Police say they’ve continued to receive numerous complaints from residents across the region in regards to loud and unnecessary noise from motor vehicles. Many of these vehicles have been illegally modified by removing the mufflers or modifying the exhaust system.

When instances of unnecessary vehicle noise are investigated, the vehicles are often found to be accompanied by other illegal vehicle modifications, unsafe vehicle conditions and/or aggressive driving.

Project #Noisemaker aims to target these vehicles and driving behaviours.

During the course of the 2021 Project #Noisemaker campaign across the Halton Region, enforcement activities resulted 1740 total charges laid, including:

  • 790 charges for no/improper muffler
  • 601 charges for unnecessary noise
  • 9 racing/stunt driving charges

The remaining charges were primarily vehicle defects, moving violations, licence and licence plate infractions, insurance violations, and removal of vehicle emissions components.

As part of Project #Noisemaker, which will run until Oct. 31, officers will collaborate with partner agencies to conduct inspections through an Operation Wreck Check, will target illegal street racing activity through Project ERASE (Eliminate Racing Activity on Streets Everywhere) enforcement dates, and will partner with municipal enforcement officers to conduct enforcement of the Town of Oakville’s motorcycle noise bylaw.

Anyone with enforcement concerns is asked to fill out an online form available on the Halton Regional Police Service website.

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