Pipe Down: Boise Police Crack Down on Downtown Noise 

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Boise police say they've been receiving a lot of complaints about loud noise coming from cars in the city's downtown core. BPD officers say they'll by looking (and listening) for "loud stereos, modified mufflers and other forms of excessive noise."  

Officers will be particularly looking for violations throughout downtown Boise, but added they'll be focusing on 13th, 14th, Main and Idaho streets. 

Section 6-20-03 of Boise Municipal Code prohibits the "operation of any loud amplification device in such a manner that the sound there from: A. is plainly audible within any place of residence not the source of the sound, or B. is plainly audible upon a public right-of-way or street at a distance of one hundred feet or more from the source of such sound."

BPD says citations can range from $65 up to hundreds of dollars depending on the crime and court fees.

Sound off (sorry) on whether you think downtown is too loud. Take our poll here.

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