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Sen. Win Gatchalian files Muffler Act of 2016 in Senate




Recently-appointed Senator Win Gatchalian has filed in Senate the Muffler Act of 2016 which prohibits the use of modified mufflers to enhance the sound output of vehicles.

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The bill seeks to ban motor vehicles, motorcycles, motorbikes, scooters, and tricycles (public or private) to use any form of modified mufflers, sound boosters, or any device which will increase the sound output higher than seventy decibels. The only exception to this bill are vehicles for motor shows or professional racing.

When applied as a law, vehicles would need to be tested by the Land Transportation Office (LTO) during their annual registration to make sure that mufflers would not go beyond the seventy-decibel threshold.

Those caught in the streets with mufflers emitting sound above 70dB will have the following fines:

  • 1st offense: Php5,000 + confiscation of muffler/sound booster
  • 2nd offense: Php10,000 + vehicle impound
  • 3rd offense: Php15,000 + suspension of driver’s license for 6 months

With this bill, we may finally see (or hear?) the end of unnecessarily loud mufflers on vehicles.

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31 Responses

  1. Easy E says:

    Audible noise mula sa pangyabang na motor, kotse etc sobrang nakakabanas yan. Maliit na bagay pero magandang idea. Pero ang mura yata ng penalty?

  2. Harley Quinn says:

    masyadong mababa ang 70 db paps , even stock lumalagpas ng 70db kung naka set ang side ng mga mio nila

  3. anon4cec says:

    70 decibels, lahat ng Jeep / diesel engine cars kikikilan ng LTO lol. Hindi pinag isipan. Yung mga tuwang tuwa mga walang auto / walang pang modify ng auto kaya bitter.

  4. misteryoso says:

    di ako pabor dyan at parati na lang mga motorsiklo ang ang pinagiinteresan nila .. paano kung nasa highway ka like edsa may advantage din ang pagkakaroon ng medyo maingay na mufflers compare sa stock na mufflers in my experience hindi ka ma recognized sa edsa lalo pag maliit ang dala mo anytime pwede kang madisgrasya o sagasaan ng trak kung walang ingay ang tambutso mo!!!!!

    • davidson says:

      I agree that 70db is not appropriate. But the way you defended your idea is somewhat not ideal. That’s why you have horn right? Just my two cents.

    • RG guardian says:

      nice paps 70db its unfair :( mc rider ako naka muffler mc ko need ko yun kasi lagi ako nadaan sa c5, edsa 70db is very unfair lalo na may mga ibang driver ng 4 wheels na abusado saming mga mc rider pati bakit lagi kaming mga naka motor ang pinag didiskitahan ninyo ha ?

    • Michael says:

      Wala ka busina? Muffler tlga ang sa tingin mo makakapagpapansin sayo?

    • Michael says:

      Ndi nyo binasa? Malinaw na nakalagay “motor vehicles, motorcycles, motorbikes, scooters, and tricycles (public or private)”. meaning lahat ng sasakyan db? feeling nyo kayo lagi pinagiinitan?

    • Buub says:

      Wala sa muffler para iwasan ka ng ibang sasakyan, driving skills yan gumamit ng busina and/or common sense para di madisgrasya…

  5. Db70iscrap says:

    http://www.noisehelp.com/noise-level-chart.html
    Check this out….if its 70db…your motor vehicle should not run louder than a shower….

    • Amazing Gatchalian says:

      So if you sound like flushing toilet, then you’re fucked. right? This is bullshit. Even small bikes (less than 200cc) with stock exhaust will be louder than 70db.

  6. Welsh says:

    Finally!!!!

    Its very disturbing that these people with enchance muffler sounds are passing thru churchs, schools, hospitals and residential areas without thinking that they are disturbing other people that wants to rest, reflect, and concentrate.

    I hope this bill will be passed before year end And it will be fully implemented

  7. Jerick Cruz says:

    70db?…nyahahaha…:D

  8. Jo Anghelo says:

    kung singit kayo ng singit sa EDSA, hindi talaga kayo mapupuna kung tahimik ang muffler nyo. maraming motorista ang walang pakundangan kung sumingit at mag counter flow, kaya tama lang iyan. pero 70db is too low.

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  10. JoHunter says:

    Hindi alam ng lawmaker kung gaano kalakas ang 70 db ano.

    Anyway, kung modified mufflers lang ang covered dito, oks ito. I’ve always thought installing mufflers for faux engine noise is kinda lame. Let the engines themselves do the roaring.

  11. ross says:

    well sang ayon ako dyan sana applies to all yan baka naman mga motorsiklong pang masa lang puntuyahin nila, un kayang racing bike, harley sinisita ba nila at ung mga kotseng maiingay.

  12. ggez says:

    “modified mufflers” not “stock”

  13. dra says:

    So we appoint senators now?

  14. Blue says:

    So paano nila i cclassify ang mga sports car eh maiingay ang muffler ng mga un.

  15. pak says:

    kahit pa ilang decibels mga motor nyo basta stock tambotso yan di kayo mahuhuli nyan. ganon lng. mga nag react dito mga guilty nohhhhhhhhhh…amininnnnnnn.

    dami kasing gago, porket mahal yung tambotso, mag iingay para ma pansin. kahit 1 2 3am mag papaharorot. madisgrasya sana.

  16. nicolo de mesa says:

    Pwede naman mag racing muffler sa private tracks or events with permit. In short nilegal lang, wag ka mag karera sa pampublikong daan, di lang ikaw gumagamit ng kalsada!!!

  17. sailalimngtulay says:

    ang dami palang bingi dito. mababa na pala para sa kanila ang 70dB? KALOKA! kung itataas nila yan to 75dB, that’s basically a vacuum cleaner. hindi ba kayo naiingayan sa vacuum cleaner? nakakabwisit ngang gumamit ng vacuum cleaner dahil sa lebel ng ingay niya

    at ang laking utot na palusot ng mga nagcocomment dito na sabihing dapit hindi tahimik ang muffler para mapansin sila sa EDSA. who are you trying to fool. hindi po yan ang purpose ng muffler. kaya nga tinatawag na MUFFLER yan eh haynaker! just follow the road rules and be a defensive driver. if you’re an assh*le on the road because someone else is being an assh*le to you, it just simply makes you both assh*les on the road. hindi nagiging tama ang mali para ikorek ang mali.

  18. Sa totoo lang says:

    Bihira lang nanghuhuli lalo sa province…isama mo na sa batas mo yung naglalakad ng rehistro pasibak mo na din, pag napalakad ka no need appearance sa LTO so walang checkup lusot parin sila…

  19. LoudMotorcyclesSuck says:

    Yehey!

  20. JOHN WESLEY says:

    Stupid yung 70 db kasi it’s way too low.

    California allows up to 95 db and it’s measured from 3,500 RPM up to 5,000 RPM.

    Also, how exactly are they going to measure this? What RPM and what environment?

    Halatang hindi nag-research itong senador na ito.

    I hope this bill gets shot down kasi kabobohan lang ito

  21. Boyet says:

    Ayos yan kaso sa LTO lang? E paano kung pagkatapos i rehistro e ibalik na yun maingay na tambutso e di wala din dapat may manghuhuli sa daan lalo na sa gabi

  22. akoHUDOR says:

    from what distance do they measure the decibel of mufflers?

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