Keep quiet, longer! Ministry speaks up for reduced noise

27.04.2011                      23.Nisan, 5771                      Isru Chag; Tag 8 des Omer

Umwelt:

Keep quiet, longer! Ministry speaks up for reduced noise

New rules extend hours when construction is banned, bar noisy gardening equipment and soon, blaring car alarms.

A series of amendments to the 1992 Abatement of Nuisances Law go into effect on Wednesday, which will increase the hours in which construction is banned and will also introduce additional regulations – such as bans on blaring car alarms and using leaf-blowers in residential areas, the Environmental Protection Ministry announced on Tuesday.
“We believe that the new regulations will help us make it easier for those who suffer on account of unacceptable noise,” said Hilik Rosenblum, chairman of Malraz: Council for the Prevention of Noise and Air Pollution in Israel, in a statement….