Which in our opinion is completely useless Deutsche Umwelthilfe (DUH) has loud Motorcycle online launched a new campaign that could cause a stir in Germany. At the center is a proposal for Motorcycle driving bans, based on the “Tyrolean model“, but with a significant one intensification: A driving ban for motorcycles with a stationary noise above 90 decibels. The initiative could have far-reaching consequences for motorcyclists in Germany. On June 26, 2023, the Holzminden district council decided to allow the DUH to carry out the “Motorcycle noise pilot project“to entrust. With a budget of EUR 100.000, financed by the Lower Saxony Ministry of the Environment, the DUH has developed a catalog of measures for the district.
DUH calls for a ban on motorcycle driving
The key point is “Noise breaks“: On certain weekends, selected routes should be completely closed to motorcycles. The planned closures particularly affect the L550 and the B241. The DUH's approach is of course highly controversial, as it actually amounts to one Complete lock for the most "legal motorcycles“runs out on weekends from April to October. The strategy that targets motorcyclists is already (rightly) hotly debated in forums and communities. What is interesting is that the stationary noise, which is mentioned in the registration certificates U.1 noted, is not directly correlated with the noise generated while driving.
The police use the value for controls benchmark. This means that there is a high level of stationary noise not necessarily indicates that the legal driving noise limit has been exceeded. The DUH, which has clearly positioned itself with the initiative, has been criticized for a long time. Many fear that the pilot project, if successful, could have far-reaching effects on motorcycle culture and ultimately on our economy in Germany. It remains to be seen how the situation will develop and whether the project will ultimately be implemented (hoffentlich) will fail with all bang and trumpets or not. We would be in favor of a pilot project instead “tuningblog calls for a DUH ban“, of course financed by taxpayers’ money.
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