HL Deb 09 February 1998 vol 585 c138WA
Viscount Tenby

asked Her Majesty's Government:

What action they propose to take to curb the noise stemming from the use of excessively loud stereo sound systems in vehicles. [HL415]

The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Department of the Environment, Transport and the Regions (Baroness Hayman)

Excessive noise from vehicle stereo systems is a small, but growing problem causing unnecessary and annoying noise nuisance. The department is in the process of preparing amendments to Regulation 97 of the Road Vehicles (Construction & Use) Regulations 1986, relating to excessive noise from road vehicles, to address this issue.