Hamilton, Ontario ,

Project Pit Stop Continues City Wide

Project Pit Stop II starts today and continues for one month ending on August 24, 2020.

Hamilton Police are listening to community complaints in relation to excessive noise (mufflers) stunting and illegally modified vehicles. These vehicles have been violating several highway traffic offences causing unsafe road conditions and an overall nuisance to the general public. Officers in all areas of the city will concentrate on this enforcement initiative with a zero-tolerance approach.

Project Pit Stop II target areas will be determined divisionally throughout the service. However, some of the attention will be concentrated on parking lots and other gathering locations.

It appears that many owners of both cars and motorcycles have altered or changed their exhaust or mufflers to create excessive noise.

The Highway Traffic Act states "Every motor vehicle or motor assisted bicycle shall be equipped with a muffler in good working order and in constant operation to prevent excessive or unusual noise and excessive smoke, and no person shall use a muffler cut-out, straight exhaust, gutted muffler, Hollywood muffler, by-pass or similar device upon a motor vehicle or motor assisted bicycle".

If you have any questions regarding the project please contact Support Services Traffic Office at (905)546-4757 or Staff Sergeant Dave Pidgeon at (905)546-3948.

To provide information anonymously please call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or submit your anonymous tips online at http://www.crimestoppershamilton.com