Miami Beach Votes To Install Noise Cameras To Monitor Cars With Loud Music, Modified Mufflers

Miami Beach commissioners voted last week to move forward with a meter and camera project that would monitor cars that are making too much noise.

The system was proposed by commissioner Steven Meiner, who noted that many cars have either modified mufflers or loud music that disturbs residents.

New technology allows for pinpoint detection of cars that are violating noise rules, and is already being installed in other cities around the world, Meiner said.

The sound cameras can also automatically issue citations, but it isn’t clear if that is permitted under Florida law.

Police officers are now permitted though to manually issue citations once they are made aware of the problem, under a new Florida law that went into effect this month.

The commission unanimously voted last week to move forward with a pilot program “to the fullest extent of applicable laws.”

 

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Anonymous
1 month ago

Maybe this will keep the ratchetness to a minimum

Anonymous
1 month ago

🥹 Good luck …. waste of tax payers money and resources… try a fix for better job opportunities and housing for the majority (lower income families)

Anonymous
1 month ago

Or even transit to the areas that really need it the north west of Dade county

Gloria
1 month ago

The article makes it sound like this might be revenue generating. Solve a problem and making some money sounds like the opposite of wasting tax payer dollars to me.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Sure, Just like the Red-light Scam.

s.k
1 month ago

I hope one day we get red-light cams back as well as speeding cams (specially on i95).

Anonymous
30 days ago

Yeah.. that is, until you get pulled over and a cop says you ran a “red-light” or you were pulled over for speeding and the cameras said you did..

Anonymous
1 month ago

Tell me Gloria.. was what they consider is “loud noise” that made Miami Beach the exciting place to be there first, or did these commissioners who were voted into office come first?

Urbanist
1 month ago

Maybe we expect our elected leaders to do more than one thing at once?

Anonymous
1 month ago

This is great! Please expand this program to at least the urban core area of Miami proper, too. There is a fine line between a free society and the Wild West-type society that these tough guys and their loud cars promote.

Urbanist
1 month ago

One car can wake up most of downtown and Brickell. It must be stopped.

Urban noise pollution is so bad for people.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Well I guess those noisy loud sirens from fire engine vehicles and police cars and airline jet noise overhead are just music from heaven we should sleep by.

Anonymous
1 month ago

You’re describing normal city noise. Cars bumping rap music that shakes entire buildings is not normal in civilized cities.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Oh.. so loud ear perching sirens and overhead airline jet noise is just something “normal” that we should get used to but people living in millions of dollars estates somewhere like Palm Beach gets to make sure they don’t have to put up with that shit?

Anonymous
1 month ago

Lol, how you gonna compare a modified muffler and loud music to rescue and police sirens and airplane jets? The latter have a purpose…. Sirens, along with the bright lights, are intended to warn vehicular traffic to move over because of an emergency, and even with the siren and the lights, some people are so dumb distracted they still don’t hear or see either, so it’s no wonder the sirens have to be obnoxious. Airplane jets… I mean really? I guess let’s ban airplanes now and never travel again, even when there’s family emergencies overseas. Because modified mufflers and loud music are actually super important! I mean, they have a huge purpose, right? You finally get the attention you never had prior to your obnoxious exploding car.

Anonymous
1 month ago

^
I’m just pointing out how hypocritical that person is who made the comment that said – “One car can wake up most of downtown and Brickell. It must be stopped.” And yes, people who live in Millions of dollars estates don’t have to put up with loud music, loud sirens from ambulances or police cars, or loud engines from jet planes flying overhead because they pay to make sure they don’t get disturbed by that shit. Heck, I live in a house by the Metrorail and have to put up with the noise it makes plus the noise from ambulance sirens, police car sirens, and airline jet engines all day… and he’s complaining about “one car?” Also, there are people complaining right now about airline jet noise they hear all day because MIA realigned some of their runways.

So go somewhere else with that BS.

anon
1 month ago

Are you saying Palm Beach doesnt have police or fire services…?

Anonymous
1 month ago

^
No, you’re saying that.

Anonymous
1 month ago

It’s totally deliberate tuning of vehicles to make them say “hey, look at me, I’m important!” Just a form of preening narcissism we can do without. Those folks can focus on actual achievements to extend their members. 😉

Mike
1 month ago

This is a great start. This city needs to start looking at and fixing quality of life issues for its residents. These modified cars are legit horrible along with the off road vehicle swarms that are nightly still on Biscayne. Citations aren’t enough though. Really need asset seizure program.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Yeah.. and that includes those Roosters we hear in yards crowing anytime during the day and in the morning, waking up people who don’t wanna hear that shit.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Between those damn roosters and that annoying trumpet player, it’s enough to go crazy sometimes. Both should be removed.

Anonymous
1 month ago

lol…

Bandit
1 month ago

GOOD! Enforce noise ordinance laws.

Io Tu
1 month ago

bring those to Brickell…too much unnecessary noise from mufflers

Downtowner
1 month ago

Miami needs this type of technology for sure, especially where those modified mufflers are concerned.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Then why not go after the makers of those modified mufflers instead?

Rocky.
1 month ago

A lot of Lamborghini’s, Ferrari’s, McLaren’s, all have pretty loud exhaust notes while accelerating. I guess drivers of those cars will just have to stay in a higher going forward.

Downtowner
1 month ago

Yes, those cars are obnoxious, too. It’s not just the Honda Civics with modified exhaust.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Guess those people should think twice before driving loud ass cars that disturb everyone around them.

Anonymous
30 days ago

Those idiots purposely stay on 1st or 2nd gear all the way from 95 to brickell ave so everyone thinks they are super cool. Hope they install this in the most congested areas of brickell its a must.

Brickell B
27 days ago

Even most supercars don’t make outrageously loud exhaust noises unless they’re redlining it. The problem is modded exhausts. For both supercars and normal cars. It’s just obnoxious.

But my general rule of thumb: if your car is loud enough to make me turn my head, I’d better be looking at something pretty. Not some fart-can exhaust modded civic.

And nobody should be making that sort of noise at 2am. And yes, you can drive a Lambo quietly. Unless you’ve ruined it by modding it

Melo is sigma and chad
1 month ago

Based, make Hennessey drinkers run to myrtle beach.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Yeah.. then all you’ll see are people walking around with fruity drinks.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Sounds good to me! Bring on the fruity-drink lovers. At least those tourists will know how to behave in public.

Anonymous
1 month ago

wow, you seems to not be ready to live in a civilized city

Anonymous
1 month ago

This isn’t Pensacola. Gays are welcome here.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Until you hear them at two in the morning through your paper-thin walls.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Miami Beach needs a Metromover to take people around and it needs to be connected with Miami.

Anonymous
1 month ago

The beach will never allow above grade transit. Would have to be something street level

Anonymous
1 month ago

Not necessarily but even then, let’s replace some traffic lanes with Metromover lanes. Imagine how Iconic would be seeing a Metromover on Ocean Rive instead of the douchebagś on rented Ferraris

Anonymous
1 month ago

Um, you would need to dig up the road to fit the machinery, and recess it at grade, and then one piece of litter or a bit of rain and it’s stuck or somebody is electrocuted. LOL, outdated Coke can cars at street level with 1930s Streamline Moderne hotels… Metrorail FTW. Nobody said the tracks would necessarily be along Ocean Drive.

Anonymous
1 month ago

That’s why we need to say “fuck Miami Beach” and concentrate more on mainland Miami.

Reginald Von Monkeyspank
1 month ago

no fuck Metroloser expansion

Anonymous
1 month ago

^
Please.. we could’ve had a Metromover expansion by now, but instead, we get a very expensive overland and now stalled building of a bridge that most people in the city of Miami and county deemed unnecessary

Anonymous
1 month ago

Please… we could’ve had Metrorail lines extending to all ends of the county by now, but the county officials blew it and NIMBYs in South Beach want no extension or even any infrastructure upgrades to keep streets from turning into rivers every time it rains. Yet spend money on enforcing the impossible?

Anonymous
1 month ago

^
I think you need to blame Rick Scott.

Anon
28 days ago

Noooo public transit will bring even more riff Raff to Miami Beach

Anonymous
1 month ago

Good! Cities aren’t loud, cars are loud.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Not Just Bikes gang (check out his channel if you haven’t)

Anonymous
30 days ago

Cities are so loud to the point now where you can’t even sleep with the bedroom windows open anymore like back in the day.

Anonymous
1 month ago

I notice a lot less ghettinēss lately so it’s a good sign already. Now we need more international tourists back and South Beach can go back to its splendor.

Melo is sigma and chad
1 month ago

when hotel and flight prices increase it makes it more classy.

Anonymous
1 month ago

It’s hot as satan balls and it’s the slow season hence why there’s less people

Anonymous
1 month ago

Stimulus checks ran out. Prices went up. Inflation is high. That’s how you keep the ghėtto people out.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Countless Karens fussing about wearing a mask plus constant flight cancellations, that’s how you keep people out of airports and hotels empty.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Yes, there are still Karens who try to force people to wear masks. Thank God they’re finally the minority.

Anonymous
1 month ago

^
Pleeze.. those Karens are warned that they have to wear a mask before coming into someplace or at the airport and they still want and try to buck the system.

Anonymous
1 month ago

You’re describing 2021. There are no places that still require masks these days. Anyone wearing one is doing so by choice.

Anonymous
1 month ago

^
Surely you don’t watch the news much.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Where exactly are masks still required in airports/public places? I fly every week and haven’t found any lately.

Sick
1 month ago

There is still one place… The post office on alton road.

Anonymous but you can call me Mike
1 month ago

This is a great start! Hopefully the pilot is extended along the waterways to issue citations to boats blasting music and disturbing those that leave along the waterways.

Anonymous
1 month ago

This is a major problem too. I almost bought a unit at Brickell on the River North but was warned that weekends are nearly impossible to use the balcony due to the extremely loud regaetton music coming from the boats.

andrew
1 month ago

Please bring them also to Brickell🙏🏼

Anonymous
1 month ago

I wonder where are the people who say those outside clubs in Wynwood that play loud music during the night were there first and people who rent units in those new apartment buildings should’ve known what they were getting into and they should just shut up?!

Anonymous
1 month ago

Oakland already tried this and learned the hard way. Remember, the whistles go WOO WOOOO!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C4QMffMAwAU

Willie Beamen
1 month ago

Really excellent source of city resources LOL

Shark Week Devour All Day Breakfast
1 month ago

With the new quietness, I will be able to enjoy the sounds of the ocean and beach front club promoters all while enjoying a Shark Week Devour All Day Breakfast.

Anonymous
30 days ago

Finally. Now we need this in Brickell. Desperately. Especially on Miami Ave and 8th and most of Brickell Ave

Anonymous
26 days ago

The comments have been a mess on this site for the last few years (I remember when most articles had none at all or a few at most, congrats btw TNM team), but I just had to see how close people would get to outright racism in this article’s comments. I wasn’t disappointed.

Anonymous
20 days ago

Miami Beach is becoming unbearably loud in residential neighborhoods 24/7. Modified vehicle mufflers, speed racing from intersection to intersection, and awful loud music everywhere. It’s out of control in our current culture of me first. It’s not just on the streets. Try sitting in a cafe without listening to someone else screaming on speakerphone, or their dogs fighting. Pick any gym and be forced to listen to nightclub volume music. Residential streets are a start. Thank you, City of Miami Beach. Private business owners pay attention. Get control of your customers.

Anonymous
1 month ago

I guess we now know where Karen & Ken live and work..

Anonymous
1 month ago

This is stupid. Another thing bureaucrats are making law enforcement do when they should be concentrating on actual crime. This is asking for more unnecessary bad encounters between the public and police.

Anonymous
1 month ago

If you don’t want “unnecessary bad encounters” with the police, just don’t break obvious laws. It’s that easy.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Or stop making stupid things laws and having people who are already afraid of the public enforce said law .. wait no that’s how you plan to curve the audience 🤣😂🤣🥹 Good luck waste of tax payers money

Anonymous
1 month ago

Reminds me of how those stupid smoking marijuana and drinking alcohol laws were finally overturned.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Most of the people that have issues with the police have also a criminal past and present #justsaying

Melo is sigma and chad
1 month ago

most of these loud music players who are just riding up and down and not buying stuff and harassing women are criminals.

Reginald Von Monkeyspank
1 month ago

….. which is why smart guys don’t try to date coworkers

Anonymous
1 month ago

^
Nah.. it depends on the coworker.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Fuck this 100%

Anonymous
1 month ago

Slowly they’re returning Miami Beach back into being “God’s waiting room.”

Anonymous
1 month ago

So it’s either trashy and loud ghëtto tourists with rented ferraris or geriatric residents? Nothing in between?

Let’s bring back the gays and the international tourists. The beach is fun, yet not insanely obnoxious, with those groups.

Anonymous
1 month ago

How about welcoming all residents and tourists who respect each other and the city where they live or visit?

David Hasselhoff
1 month ago

Ah Florida, land of the free. Oh wait..

Anonymous
1 month ago

Does anyone enjoy those extremely loud cars that drive around and make having a conversation outside impossible? Seems like this shouldn’t be controversial to regulate.

Anonymous
1 month ago

🤣🥹 Good luck …. waste of tax payers money and resources… try a fix for better job opportunities and housing for the majority (lower income families)

Anonymous
1 month ago

Just because this decision doesn’t conform to your particular agenda, doesn’t mean that it’s a waste of tax payers money and resources. It’s a quality of life issue and, no doubt, beach residents and visitors deserve, and I assume would appreciate, a relaxing environment.

Anonymous
1 month ago

^
Going by what you’re saying, they should bring back the Red Light cameras then…

Anonymous
1 month ago

What about the freedom of those who are subjected to the ratchet-ass behaviour of others? Everyone has a right to enjoy themselves without being subjected to bone rattling, ear shattering noise/music. You want to shatter your eardrums, slip on some Beats and crank it up.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Being free doesn’t mean you can do whatever you want…🙄

David Hasselhoff
1 month ago

Um that’s EXACTLY what it means LOL

Anonymous
1 month ago

So then according to you, there is no free society in the world, correct? I’m unaware of any country that has no laws regulating behavior of its residents.

Anonymous
1 month ago

That’s chaos not freedom. Pure freedom cannot exist because one’s freedom would start interfering with someone else’s freedom. Freedom is always intended to be within certain parameters otherwise we’d be all killing each other.

Anonymous
1 month ago

^
You mean like the people in Ukraine who just wanna live their lives in peace?

Anonymous
1 month ago

You’re free to go back to California or New York.

Anonymous
1 month ago

And that’s also ditto for you to take your ass back to where you came from.

Anonymous
1 month ago

We found the New Yorker, make sure you remember why you left that shithole.

Anonymous
1 month ago

^
A “shithole” that’s world renowned and light years ahead of Miami.

Stay happy swatting mosquitoes!

Anonymous
1 month ago

People getting attacked by homeless and criminals everyday doesn’t sound like a city who’s light-years away 🤔 (Miami has its own crime too) but I’m just saying… NYC is not Paris..

Anonymous
1 month ago

Paris is pretty bad, if not worse than NYC. Google “Paris syndrome.”

Melo is sigma and chad
1 month ago

it is, no one wants to hear you music that degrades women and glorifies dysfunctional behavior.

Rocky.
1 month ago

Agreed. They can keep that music to themselves….

Anonymous
1 month ago

“no one wants to hear you music that degrades women and glorifies dysfunctional behavior”

Well, we have to put up with women twerking at all times so what’s the problem?