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Noise level monitoring in Bridport and Lyme Regis

Bridport and Lyme Regis Safer Neighbourhood Team are using new noise monitoring equipment to tackle vehicle related anti-social behaviour in the area.

The new equipment, which is currently used by ten different police forces countrywide, will be used to measure decibel levels emitted from car exhausts.

If the noise levels exceed the legal limit the police will have the option to issue a £30 fixed penalty ticket to the driver.

Bridport Town Community Beat Officer, PC Mike Brown, said: “We take a large number of calls from the public in relation to anti-social behaviour caused by vehicles. The major complaint made is the noise emitted by the vehicle.

“I was able to make a successful bid for this equipment and we should be using it by the end of this month.

“This will give us a great opportunity to tackle this issue and improve the quality of life for residents of Bridport, West Bay and Lyme Regis.

“The pilot will also be rolled out in the Dorchester area.”

To find out more about your local Safer Neighbourhood Team call Dorset Police on 101, or visit our Local Policing pages on this website