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Loud cars speeding up and down Lincoln Road have been a nuisance for a long time.

By Connor Thompson

A PETITION to ban the fitting of noisy exhausts has been launched by a Newark resident.

The man, who does not want to be named, said loud cars speeding up and down Lincoln Road had been a nuisance to the area for a long time.

“Cars with loud exhausts are racing up and down Lincoln Road and it is a problem,” he said.

Lincoln Road. (12582197)
Lincoln Road. (12582197)

“It’s happening at 1am, sometimes 2am, and they are usually coming out of the McDonald’s and KFC carpark.

“They sometimes sit there and rev their cars. The exhausts don’t need to be that loud ­— it’s disturbing everyone.”

The speed limit on Lincoln Road has been reduced to 30mph, but the resident feels road users are taking no notice of the reduction.

“It’s like your own racetrack,” he said. “It’s a big race up to the roundabout. They go around it and they come flying back round to see who can get to the single lane first.

“Someone is going to get killed.

“There have been people coming past and throwing things as well,” he said. “Somebody threw sauce from McDonald’s at my house.

“Luckily nothing has been broken yet, but there is always a first time for everything.

“I have spoken to a lot of people and it is something that everybody is fed up with. It is really upsetting everyone.”

He said there were too many noisy vehicles on the roads and drivers were getting around the noise monitoring at MOT centres with ease.

“They can pass their MOT and go and replace or modify their exhaust ­— it’s that easy,” he said.

“We need to stop it at the source.”

The Newark resident highlighted ANPR cameras ­­— noise detecting cameras ­— which are currently on trial in selected places around the UK, as a positive.

More than 8,500 camera are equipped with the noise detector technology, which detects when vehicles with loud exhausts breach noise limits..

The legal noise limit for cars is 74 decibels.

The Department for Transport, says if the acoustic camera trials are successful, it could be rolled out across the country.


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