Motorcycle noise level testing clinic returns to Town Hall on May 24, 2015

Thu, 21 May 2015

Find out if your motorcycle meets Oakville’s Noise By-Law 2008-098. Under the by-law, a motorcycle cannot operate in Oakville if it emits any sound exceeding 92 decibels (dBA) from the exhaust at idle.

Free testing

The Town of Oakville will be holding a noise testing clinic to give owners a chance to test their motorcycles for decibel levels, free of charge.

Sunday, May 24, 11 a.m.–2 p.m.
Town Hall — Main Parking Lot, 1225 Trafalgar Road

This clinic is designed to both check bikes for excessive noise emissions, and to provide information about how to bring them up to industry and community standards. Decibel readings will be taken at a distance of 50 centimetres from the exhaust by a sound level meter.

Most motorcycles do pass!

Owners should only be concerned if their motorcycle has been modified or has an after-market exhaust system. Motorcycle owners whose bikes are not compliant with the Town of Oakville Noise By-law will not be issued a ticket at testing clinics, however enforcement is in effect over the course of the riding season.

For more information contact

Marny Sharpen
Licensing and By-Law Services
905-845-6601, ext. 2902