Rome Police Department –
The following Public Service Announcement comes from the Rome Police Department:
“The Rome Police Department is seeking the communities help in solving a quality of life concern for local businesses and residents in the Broad Street area.
Our department is requesting that parents/ guardians speak to young drivers about the inherent dangers of speeding, reckless driving, distracted driving, and wearing a seatbelt.
We are also asking that families discuss the importance of good driving behavior and the legal requirements for operating a vehicle which has been modified to produce excessive noise.
Due to complaints and a previous request of voluntary compliance, officers will be taking a more proactive approach toward solving the problem.
We have listed some of the requirements below and are seeking the communities help in providing a safe environment for everyone who wishes to enjoy the Broad Street area.
Sec. 14-9. – Noisemaking device—Possessing vehicle with, prohibited.
It shall be unlawful for any person to have a motor vehicle with a whistle, steamboat whistle, bells, musical horns, smitty muffler, hollow muffler or any other muffler or noisemaking device that is not a standard item of equipment of the motor vehicle provided by the original manufacturer of the motor vehicle.
40-6-14 Limits on sound volume produced by radio, tape player, or other mechanical sound-making device or instrument from within the motor vehicle.
(a) It is unlawful for any person operating or occupying a motor vehicle on a street or highway to operate or amplify the sound produced by a radio, tape player, or other mechanical sound-making device or instrument from within the motor vehicle so that the sound is plainly audible at a distance of 100 feet or more from the motor vehicle.”