More than Three times the aceptable level, which in this case is apparently 89db...
Hmmm.. So Id make that over 267db! Of course he should be fined
Thats a bad bit of reporting there, 267db is impossible for a car, unless it had like a Jet Engine or something, and Boeing 747s only produce around 140db.
I know for a fact that these sound meters are ridiculously unreliable. Theyre used for scrutineering at Race Weekends... and never give a set level. Maybe if they inrease the allowed sound levels to around 108 db (Motorsport levels) then the problem would be solved. Older cars (Like Metros) I always rememebr being loud because of the choke etc, much louder than modern cars and most modified cars.
What if your driving a rally car around as your daily driver (Like I know some people do) What then? The car is road legel, otherwise theyd have been informed during MOTs etc.
Maybe they should ban Aftermarket exhausts on anything under a 1.8, that would stop most of these anti social Modded Corsas