Regulations exist to reduce noise and air pollution caused by motor vehicles, trams and trains.
The Environment Protection Act restricts people from:
- owning or using a vehicle which exceeds prescribed noise levels
- using a vehicle that emits visible smoke for a continuous period of 10 or more seconds.
As a result, the Victorian Road Safety Road Rules 2017 stipulate that:
- A person must not start a vehicle, or drive a vehicle, in a way that makes unnecessary noise or smoke and
- You must not use a horn or similar warning device unless it is to warn other roads users or animals of the position of your vehicle.
- Horns can be used as part of an anti-theft device or alcohol interlock fitted to the vehicle.
For more information see rule 224 and 291 of the Victorian Road Safety Road Rules 2017.
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