The municipality of Petah Tikva has been granted approval from the Knesset Committee on Justice and Judiciary to implement a new noise pollution monitoring system. This system, known as Noize, will allow municipal inspectors to enforce laws against excessive noise in the city, particularly related to vehicle drivers.
Once published in the Reshumot bulletin, inspectors will be able to use readings from the Noize system, which is installed at major city intersections, to issue fines for violations such as excessive use of the horn or driving without a muffler. These fines can be up to 730 shekels depending on the severity of the offense.
The goal of this decree is not only to target drivers but also to combat noise pollution in homes and businesses. By utilizing this new system, Petah Tikva hopes to control and reduce noise levels throughout the city.