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.