Wednesday, August 16, 2017 12:01 AM

CHATTANOOGA CITY COUNCIL REFINES OFF-ROAD VEHICLE NOISE RULE, MEETS WITH POLICE CHIEF PICK - CHATTANOOGA TIMES FREE PRESS

Gallery: Chattanooga set to curb off-road vehicle noise +8 more photos The Chattanooga City Council made a few tweaks to a new off-road vehicle noise ordinance Tuesday and got in some question-and-answer time with David Roddy, Mayor Andy Berke's choice for the city's next police chief. Last week, the council voted 9-0 to approve regulations that prohibit people from making more than 70 decibels of sound - about what a dishwasher makes - when operating dune buggies, dirt bikes, all-terrain vehicles and utility vehicles on residential property. On Tuesday, the council voted 9-0 in favor of amending that ordinance to specify residential off-road vehicle noise levels would need to exceed 70 decibels for "no less than 30 seconds" to qualify as a violation. Police called to the scene of such a noise complaint will use sound meters at property lines to determine if riders - and property owners who allow off-road riders to use their land - have broken the city sound code. Council Vice Chairman Ken Smith, who recommended the amendment, said he was prompted to do so after using a sound meter to check out the noise levels his son made while riding a dirt motorbike back at ...

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