Fort Stockton Enacts New Noise Ordinance 7/12/13
FORT STOCKTON - An increase in car stereo volume has caused the Fort Stockton Police Department to help curb "nuisance noise" in the city.
The statement from the city reads:
The FSPD has had numerous calls and complaints about people driving around town and playing their car stereos real loud. The constant loud "Boom-Boom" is a nuisance and a distraction that could be hazardous. We are reminding our citizens that we do have a City Ordinance that prohibits this type of nuisance. Officers of the FSPD will be issuing citations for this violation of City Ordinance. Please be respectful and adhere to the following ordinance:
Sec 16-1 Noise (b), (1)
(b) Noise nuisance enumeration. The following acts, among others not hereinafter enumerated, are declared to be "noise nuisances," and are unlawful and in violation of the provisions of this section when such acts are done or accomplished or carried on in such a manner, or with such volume, intensity or with continued duration, so as to annoy, to distress or to disturb the quiet, comfort or repose of any person of reasonable nervous sensibilities within the vicinity or hearing thereof, or so as to endanger to injure the safety or health of humans or animals, or so as to interfere with the physical well-being of humans or animals, or so as to endanger or injure personal or real property:
(1) The operation of a radio, tape player, or other electronic or mechanical sound making device from within a motor vehicle on a street or highway in the city so that the sound is plainly audible at a distance of one hundred (100) feet or more from the vehicle. It shall be presumed that the driver of any vehicle being operated on a street or highway is the operator of the sound-making device.