A survey of annoyance from motor vehicle noise

Publisher: Bolt Beranek and Newman in [United States]

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  • Noise pollution -- Psychological aspects.,
  • Traffic noise -- Psychological aspects.,
  • Traffic noise -- California -- Los Angeles.,
  • Traffic noise -- Massachusetts -- Boston.,
  • Traffic noise -- Michigan -- Detroit.,
  • Motor vehicles -- Noise.

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Statementprepared for Vehicle Noise Study Subcommittee, Automobile Manufacturers Association Inc. ; [prepared by Bolt Beranek and Newman Inc.].
ContributionsBolt, Beranek, and Newman, Inc., Automobile Manufacturers Association. Vehicle Noise Study Subcommittee.
The Physical Object
Pagination1 v. (various foliations) ;
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Open LibraryOL19718817M

The prevalence of worry remained constant. Risk of odour annoyance increased with female sex, worry of health effects, annoyance by motor vehicle exhausts and industrial noise. Industrial noise annoyance was associated with traffic noise annoyance and worry of health effects of traffic. Health-risk worry due to industrial air pollution was Cited by:   They have also rated their annoyance from this kind of noise which is above moderate level. In 13% of cases the worst and most bothering noise the people have ever experienced, are car alarm sirens and 52% is in some way related to traffic : Mohammad Reza Monazzam, M. Boubehrej, Samaneh M. B. Fard. In general, vehicle noise increases with speed. This association is stronger for cars than for heavy vehicles. In fact, the noise made by heavy vehicles is mainly generated by the engine and the exhaust system, and thus does not vary much with speed, unlike the noise caused by the friction of tires on pavement (Abbott, Tyler, & Layfield, ).File Size: KB. One vehicle like this can produce as much noise as 10, vehicles with a "normal" sound system set at W. Very often, in order to use such powerful sound systems, vehicles carry additional batteries (the alternator is too small to provide this much power) and speakers (often large and many) at the expense of the vehicle's structural.

Figure 5 shows the influence of brightness on traffic noise annoyance evaluationin different noise level. As can be seen from the figure, the veriation trend of noise annoyance evaluation was similar with noise level of 35, 45 and 55dB, appearing that the lower the brightness was, the higher the noise annoyance was. Noise source generated from human, indeed brought much distraction compare to all other generated noise within the office environment since noise generated are audible and can be understood. The type of noise-based annoyance is defined as “a feeling of resentment,File Size: KB.   Reducing noise pollution occurs when noise reaches levels harmful to health and the public peace. The noise is an undesirable, or to man unpleasant sound. The intensity of sound is expressed in units of sound pressure, or decibels. A very low whisper is about 10 dB, while a conversation in a normal tone is about 60 db and the sound of a rock . Report / March FEDERAL SURFACE VEHICLE NOISE RESEARCH, DEVELOPMENT, AND DEMONSTRATION PROGRAMS FY73 - FY75 Prepared by Interagency Surface Vehicle Noise Research Panel Program Element No, 1GB Project Office: Noise Technology Staff Office of Research & Development U.S. Environmental Protection Agency .

  When transportation noise levels are below 45 decibels (dB), the level of annoyance in the population is negligible, but when noise levels exceed 65 dB, impacts can be severe. 18 Although highways are the most widespread source of transportation noise, exposure to transportation noise is systematically measured only for aircraft. In   The objectives of this study are these three items. 1) To find better indices than dB(A) for representing annoyances caused by motor vehicle traffic noise along highways. 2) To find the frequency range of motor vehicle exterior noise that should primarily be controlled to achieve better indoor sound environment along : Masao Ishihama, Hiromitsu Sakurai. Source control in roadway noise has provided little reduction in vehicle noise, except for the development of the hybrid vehicle; nevertheless, hybrid use will need to attain a market share of roughly fifty percent to have a major impact on noise source reduction of city streets. [citation needed] Highway noise is today less affected by motor type, since the effects in higher speed . Unhealthy noise. Urban noise any loud or continuous noise by means of any organ or other similar instrument to the annoyance or disturbance of residents. and one to a motor vehicle. In securing attention to the several provisions relating to noise nuisances, the temporary streets nuisance inspector rendered valuable assistance, and also.

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This book gives readers a working knowledge of vehicle vibration, noise, and sound quality. The knowledge it imparts can be applied to analyze real world problems and devise solutions that reduce vibration, control noise, and improve sound quality in all Cited by: Sound annoyance is a subjective matter and cannot be covered by law.

In the Netherlands the government set up laws to protect households and other noise-sensitive buildings like hospitals and schools from noise pollution. There are different laws for different sound sources; airplanes, traffic, industry and neighbours. Noise Level and vehicle Number on Annoyance (WHO, ).

Many national and local governments have started noise abatement programs to counteract noise annoyance Book on noise effects on. To complain about commercial or industrial noise, call our hour pollution hotline on Noise publications. Residential noise. Environment Protection (Residential Noise) Regulations Business and industry noise.

Noise from entertainment venues. Noise from vehicles, trains and trams. Noise from building work: residential. The results indicate that the annoyance caused by wiper noise at high speed is higher than that at low speed, and downwards wiping noise is more annoying than upwards wiping noise.

MOBILE A survey of annoyance from motor vehicle noise book SOURCE: Any noise source other than a fixed noise source. MOTOR VEHICLE: Shall include any and all self-propelled vehicles as defined in the California Vehicle Code.

MUFFLER OR SOUND DISSIPATIVE DEVICE: A device consisting of a series of chambers or baffle. The vehicle is making a noise(s) and it sounds like this: Bump Rattle Boom Whine Buzz Clunk Squeak Squeal Click Hum Growl Hiss Grind Knock Chirp.

GjestlandAssessment of annoyance from road traffic noise. Journal of Sound and Vibration, (), pp. LabialeLaboratory study of the influence of noise level and vehicle number on annoyance.

Journal of Sound and Vibration, 90 (), pp. OlsonSurvey of motor vehicle noise. Journal of the Acoustical Society Cited by: 2. Experiment 1: Noise annoyance indicators based on common indices for urban road vehicle pass-by noises in isolation Method.

In order to assess noise annoyance due to urban road vehicle pass-by noises, 7 listening tests were performed, one for each perceptual and cognitive typology proposed by Morel et al. The same method is used for Cited by: Small transit vehicle survey.

Final report. (), by M. Flusberg, Brian C. Kullman, and Robert F. Casey (page images at HathiTrust) A study of heat, noise, and vibration in relation to driver performance and physiological status. Final report. (), by R. Mackie, J. O'Hanlon, and M. McCauley (page images at HathiTrust).

The vehicle noise standard defines the limits on external noise generated by all light and heavy vehicles, motorcycles and mopeds in order to limit the contribution of motor traffic to community introduction of ADR83/00 significantly reduced the allowable ‘drive by’ noise limits PDF: 41 KB for all vehicles.

The Department also provides information on the stationary (‘signature. noise to be emitted from a motor vehicle sound system (clause 16) $/$ Council/ EPA/ Police Emitting offensive noise from a vehicle sound system while driving, or while using a vehicle on a road or road-related area (clause 17) $/NA and 2 licence demerit points EPA/ Police Causing or permitting a vehicle to be used when its noise control.

By reporting noisy exhaust from motor vehicles, you help the EPA minimise people’s exposure to motor vehicle pollution and ensure vehicle owners understand the noise regulations and know what to do to repair their vehicle. The EPA can act on reports of noise from vehicle exhaust.

For reporting noise from car alarms, loud sound systems, idling. Figure 2 summarizes the information presently available about the relationship between high-energy impulsive noise exposure and the prevalence of annoyance.

The 52 data points displayed in the figure are derived from: Borsky's () Oklahoma City study (9 data points); Two surveys of residential reactions to artillery noise (Schomer, ) (7 data points from Ft.

Lewis and 6. Managing noise from vehicles This brochure is about noise from motor vehicles, ways in. which you can avoid having a noisy vehicle and what the law says when noise becomes offensive.

Control of road traffic noise. The results of a survey conducted by the Department. of Environment and Conservation in found 46% of. In response to the Inquiry of Junethe Expert Committee on Motor Vehicle Noise, established under the Noise and Vibration Committee of the Central Environment Council, has been considering “the Future Policy for Motor Vehicle Noise Reduction”, including the measures for reduction of the in-use vehicle noise.

and quality. A noise label should integrate both types of noise. Existing EU Regulations establish maximum noise limits (per category of vehicle) for motor vehicles1 and road noise from tyres2,3.

There is also an ISO standard which defines the noise levels within a vehicle4. All can provide a basis for a noise labelling system for vehicles. (1) A person commits the offense of causing unreasonable noise with a vehicle if the person operates upon any highway any motor vehicle so as to cause any greater noise or sound than is reasonably necessary for the proper operation of the vehicle.

(2) The offense described in this section, causing unreasonable noise with a vehicle, is a Class D traffic violation. TABLE III-2 FREQUENCY OP IDENTIFICATION AND MEAN ANNOYANCE OF NOISE SOURCES NATIONWIDE SOURCE Motor Vehicle Noise Motorcycles Pets People's Voices Airplanes Helicopters Construction Noise Power Garden Equipment Radio, TV % OF EVER- ANNOYED PEOPLE REPORTING SOURCE 86 82 75 71 67 59 46 44 40 INTENSITY OF.

Vehicle noise standards were last updated inso were long overdue. The Commission proposal foresees a four-decibel reduction in noise emissions from cars and a three-decibel reduction from lorries.

These tightened standards will enter into force five years after the regulation receives final approval, i.e. not before Noise Annoyance and Noise Sensitivity Environmental noise is defined as unwanted sound caused by emissions from traffic and industrial and recreational infrastructures, which may cause annoyance and health damage.

The noise originating from transport is a classic nuisance, or externality in economic terms. This is a spill-over effect of an. The sources of noise, such as the surface transportation and motor vehicle, are extensively discussed. Negative psychological effects of noise are also covered.

The final chapter of the book is about the reduction of noise produced by motor vehicles. The text is a comprehensive source of information about noise intended for the general Edition: 1.

Even so, with each reduction of a few decibels, the risk of hearing loss is reduced, communication is improved, and noise-related annoyance is reduced. The first step in noise control is to identify the noise sources and their relative importance. This can be difficult in an industrial setting with many noise sources.

(3) Any other motor vehicle or any combination of vehicles towed by any motor vehicle with sound level dB(80). (Prior Code, § ) Penalty, see § § APPLICABILITY.

The foregoing section shall apply to the total noise from a vehicle or combination of vehicles andFile Size: 89KB. Vehicle noise The development of transportation infrastructures and the increased number of vehicles on the roads have led to the need for regulations to limit emissions of pollutants.

In many countries, noise emissions from motor vehicles are the primary cause of disturbance faced by neighbouring residents.

Such pollution can cause health concerns, including issues such. For other sources (wood burning, road traffic noise, motor vehicle exhaust, and noise from neighbours) the proportions of annoyance were somewhat higher in the control area than in the exposed areas.

The higher prevalence of annoyance due to noise from neighbours in the control area is due to a higher proportion living in rent and co-operative Cited by: noise sources such as highways and construction sites.

Two environmental noise ratings make use of the descrip­ tors mentioned here and on the previous page. The first is called the Traffic Noise Index, TN/, and the second is called the Noise.

Traffic noise: exposure and annoyance _____ 5 Box 1: Noise threats to animals One noise-related issue which is not addressed by the current indicators is the impact on animals.

There is increasing evidence that the high noise levels, such as found around motorways, disturb breeding birds. There could be a number of effects of noise on free. Furthermore, we assume that noise annoyance has an effect on residential satisfaction.

This assumption is supported by a wealth of evidence from previous empirical studies [21,42,43,52].In addition, we assume that noise annoyance has a direct effect on life satisfaction unmediated by residential satisfaction [30,40,41].As mentioned in Sectionthe direction of the causation Cited by: Motor Vehicles Sound Amplification Equipment: No person shall operate or be in possession of a motor vehicle with a GAW rating of 10, pounds or less which is stopped, standing, or moving in which sound amplification equipment alone or in combination with the normal operation noise of the vehicle will exceed 76 dB(A) at speeds of 40 mph or.

The following law excerpts are from Florida Motor Vehicle Code, Section § Sec. M otor vehicle noise [ ] No person shall operate or be permitted to operate a vehicle at any time or under any condition of roadway grade, load, acceleration, or deceleration in such a manner as to generate a sound level in excess of the following.Aircraft noise at home (L(Aeq, h)) demonstrated a similar relation with severe annoyance.

Children attending schools with higher road traffic noise (L(Aeq, h)) were more annoyed. Although children were less annoyed at levels above 55 dB, the shapes of the exposure-response relations found among children were comparable to those found in Cited by: This book, which has been prepared by WHO in collaboration with the Ecotoxicology Service of the Department of Public Health in Geneva, discusses global trends in noise and air pollution from motor vehicles, their effects on public health, and the control measures available.