Proposed law may ban the sale and installation of car alarms in the Bronx

The city council has passed a bill to ban the sale and installation of certain car alarms in the Bronx.

Currently it is against city law to use certain car alarms, but it is not illegal to sell or install them. The new law would specifically target alarms that go off for more than three minutes and those that are motion sensitive.

Under the proposed law, Bronx residents who sell or install an illegal alarm could be fined between $500 and $1,000 for the first violation and more for repeat violations.

This new ban is the latest in a city wide crackdown on noise pollution. Earlier in the year Mayor Bloomberg called for fines to be given out for noise violations such as dog barking and construction. Although the Mayor is interested in cutting down noise pollution he may veto the new ban because it does not cover luxury cars with alarms installed in the factory.

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