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I have actually come to appreciate the load motorcycles when I drive.  It gives me a warning that they are approaching and about to do something stupid, like passing me on the left while I am getting ready to turn left. :shock_40_anim_gif:

https://www.topgear.com.ph/moto-sapiens/motorcycle-news/lto-crackdown-motorcycles-loud-exhaust-system-a959-20190604

Due to the public’s mounting complaints on the proliferation of motorcycles with exhaust systems emitting excessive sound, Land Transportation Office (LTO) chief Edgar Galvante has issued a memorandum order for the conduct of an intensified crackdown against these causes of public nuisance.

“With [existing] policies in place and in compliance with the directive of President Rodrigo R. Duterte to enforce the prohibition against ‘bora-bora’ (motorcycles with modified mufflers causing undesirable/irritating sound), you are hereby directed to implement stringent enforcement activities against the operation of such motorcycles,” Galvante stated in the memo dated April 29, 2019.

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I was going to fit an aftermarket muffler to my Honda Wave 125 but the brother in law advised me against it, he said that the fines were very large and that it was a violation now.  I did notice that there were many less 'noisy motorbikes' around the house in CDO than there were in the area near the family house in Ozamiz (where it seems like every 3rd or 4th motorbike has an aftermarket muffler).  Maybe enforcement varies from area to area?

 

 

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This policy has been in place for years, signed by different Presidents and LTO chiefs. They will end up enforcing it for a week and then forget about it. They don't even enforce the laws on the books now.

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10 minutes ago, Ram1957 said:

This policy has been in place for years, signed by different Presidents and LTO chiefs. They will end up enforcing it for a week and then forget about it. They don't even enforce the laws on the books now.

What are the chances it would be enforced if the bike were driven by a Foreigner? :56da64a413b01_3_12_311:

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The muffler-less 24 ton dump trucks passing our place beat the noisy bikes into a cocked hat. :ohmy:

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57 minutes ago, graham59 said:

The muffler-less 24 ton dump trucks passing our place beat the noisy bikes into a cocked hat. :ohmy:

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Yes but how many noisy dump trucks compared to motor cycles. There has been a huge improvement in my area, much more peaceful.......just hope something comes in for noisy dogs.

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Of course things are strictly controlled in our local small town..... (my pic). :thumbsup:

 

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7 hours ago, Mike J said:

I have actually come to appreciate the load motorcycles when I drive.  It gives me a warning that they are approaching and about to do something stupid, like passing me on the left while I am getting ready to turn left. :shock_40_anim_gif:

https://www.topgear.com.ph/moto-sapiens/motorcycle-news/lto-crackdown-motorcycles-loud-exhaust-system-a959-20190604

Due to the public’s mounting complaints on the proliferation of motorcycles with exhaust systems emitting excessive sound, Land Transportation Office (LTO) chief Edgar Galvante has issued a memorandum order for the conduct of an intensified crackdown against these causes of public nuisance.

“With [existing] policies in place and in compliance with the directive of President Rodrigo R. Duterte to enforce the prohibition against ‘bora-bora’ (motorcycles with modified mufflers causing undesirable/irritating sound), you are hereby directed to implement stringent enforcement activities against the operation of such motorcycles,” Galvante stated in the memo dated April 29, 2019.

The only way this might work is if the Barangay Kapitans are allowed to issue summons. It sure as hell won't be the PNP. The Kapitans know where they live and can enforce the law as long as it's not a cousin, brother in law, sister in law, friend, Rich person, son,daughter, friend of a friend, etc.

Maybe it WILL work.:shock_40_anim_gif:

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22 hours ago, Arizona Kid said:

as long as it's not a cousin, brother in law, sister in law, friend, Rich person, son,daughter, friend of a friend, etc.

Doesn't leave many people then!

 

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1 hour ago, hk blues said:

Doesn't leave many people then!

 

So.. you get my drift. Easy to pass a law. Not so easy to enforce it.:wave:

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