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Brooksville aims to silence loud car stereos

BROOKSVILLE

City tries again to silence loud car stereos

The Brooksville City Council unanimously passed a measure Monday night that will enable the city to once again cite motorists whose car stereos blast sound that clearly can be heard from a distance of 25 feet.

The updated ordinance, which replaces an existing ordinance that was deemed unconstitutional last year by the Florida Supreme Court, calls for a $250 fine for first-time offenders and a $500 fine for second-time offenders.

Brooksville police Chief George Turner said that officers will be instructed to give offenders stopped for noise violations a warning through the end of the week, and that enforcement will begin after that. The ordinance will not apply to car horns or unmuffled engines.

Times staff

Brooksville aims to silence loud car stereos 10/22/13 [Last modified: Tuesday, October 22, 2013 5:30pm]
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