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Motor Cycles (Noise)

Volume 82: debated on Monday 1 July 1985

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asked the Secretary of State for Transport what action he proposes to take to improve the standards and enforcement of regulations covering noise generated by motor cycles and trial bikes; and if he will make a statement.

We are pressing in the Community for stricter standards of permitted noise from new motor cycles. The Construction and Use Regulations were amended last year to require replacement silencers in motor cycles first registered from the beginning of 1985 to meet a new British standard. The regulations have always prohibited motor cycles on public roads from making an excessive noise or having an inadequate silencer.