Udupi: After several complaints of noise pollution, the city traffic police decided to crack down on vehicles fitted with loud horns.
Under the direction of SP Annamalai, Udupi Traffic SI Rajgopal, Jayak K and their team conducted the drive on Saturday, April 3 near Court Road, inspecting over 200 buses and fining those using high intensity horns.
Speaking to Mangalorean.com, Traffic SI Rajgopal said, “We have received several complaints so we have decided to crack down on vehicles that are fitted with air horns and other loud horns. Such horns cause a lot of noise pollution and also cause trouble to commuters. Many people use these horns. We will penalize people using such horns fitted in their vehicles. Many commuters have the habit of honking constantly on the roads for no reason. This causes a lot of noise pollution and irritation to the public, especially in areas where hospitals, courts and schools are located. Bus-drivers should show self-discipline while driving and also remove such horns from their vehicles.”