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Collier Sheriff cracks down on loud cars

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Collier Sheriff cracks down on loud cars

If you’ve heard a car with a modified muffler roar by, you know how loud — and disturbing — the sound can be. These mufflers can be illegal in Florida. One group works with the local police to preserve peace and tranquility.

The Thursday evening news will be Collier County Sheriff’s Office was onThe streets crackling down on carsThese are also available loud. After lobbying by Quiet, the enforcement operation was launched. CollierQuiet Florida has merged with an international organization.

The Sheriff’s Office was targeting carsModified exhaust systems or mufflers. According to Florida law, it is illegal for a person to make the vehicle sound louder.

“State statute prohibits any modification of a vehicle’s exhaust system,”Lieutenant Dave Bruening, of the Collier County Sheriff’s Office. “We’ve seen an increase over the last couple years, so we’re out here targeting that to let any motorists know that it is illegal.”

Anybody can purchase a performance muffler. With a simple online search, you can easily find dozens of them.

However, the sheriff’s office wants everyone to know, they’re illegal to use.

“This is very important to us from the sheriff’s office,”Bruening claimed, “and it’s part of our daily routine to watch for modified exhaust.”

The sheriff’s office has stepped up enforcement of this issue. Deputies handed out 192 citations last year for illegal modifications and a $113 penalty. That’s compared to 22 citations total in the previous three years combined.

On Thursday, sheriff’s deputies issues five tickets for modified exhaust systems in less than two hours.

The sheriff’s office has been working with a group FOX4 profiled a few weeks ago called Quiet Collier. To combat aircraft noise pollution, the group was established in March. cars.

Mary Tatigian, founder of the group, told us in December that they have joined a national organization. They also changed their name to Quiet Florida.

“We are working now with two noise agencies within the United States,”Tatigian stated. “We are growing so they suggested maybe we take on Quiet Florida because the whole state subjected to this.”

Members of Quiet Florida were thrilled to see the sheriff’s office supporting their mission.

“We love the police, we back them 150 percent,”Tatigian stated. “We love this. It’s just bringing awareness to the issue, W’ere just so pleased and so happy they agreed to do this.”