(West Shore RCMP)

Police on the West Shore are putting an “extra ear” out and cracking down on noisy drivers this week.

West Shore RCMP say officers will be enforcing the Motor Vehicle Act and its regulations on local roads, following an influx of complaints regarding loud vehicles and motorcycles.

“We will be out looking for vehicles with defective or modified exhaust systems which increase the noise that a vehicle produces,” said West Shore RCMP Cpl. Mike Jacobson.

According to police, the fine for loud and unnecessary noise from a vehicle is $109 plus two driver penalty points, and vehicles may be required to pass an inspection within 30 days at a provincially approved facility.

Anyone with questions regarding vehicle noise levels is urged to call West Shore RCMP at (250) 474-2264 and ask for an officer in the traffic section.

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