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Chapter 570-29 SOUND LIMITS FROM WITHIN MOTOR VEHICLES

Rule 570-29-.01 Purpose

The purpose of these rules is to define "plainly audible" regarding sound volume produced from within a motor vehicle and to establish standards used by law enforcement personnel to measure this sound volume.

Rule 570-29-.02 Definitions

(1) "Plainly audible" shall mean any sound produced by a sound amplification system from within a motor vehicle which can be heard from a distance of 100 feet or more, using the sound measurement standards in Rule 570-29-.03.
(2) "Sound amplification system" shall mean a radio, tape player, or other mechanical sound-making device or instrument.

Rule 570-29-.03 Sound Measurement Standards

The following standards shall be used to measure sound volume produced from within a motor vehicle:

(a) Measurement shall be by the auditory senses, based on direct line of sight, from a distance of 100 or more feet from the vehicle.
(b) Words or phrases need not be discernible.
(c) Bass reverberations are included.
(d) The motor vehicle may be stopped, standing, parked or moving on a street or highway.