The UK Government is planning on investing around £300,000 in new technology to help it crack down on any illegally modified exhausts, generally meaning they’ll be too loud. This new investment comes from the Department for Transport (DfT) and will involve an initial test first.
The DfT will choose four areas in England Wales to test out the noise detection tech. The new devices can automatically work out whether a car is illegally breaking any noise thresholds and then any relevant police could take action.
This new tech was actually revealed back in 2019, but the DfT needed time to make sure the technology was perfected before moving forward. There is a lot of research which has suggested that noise pollution can result in art attacks, high blood pressure and stress.