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Noise Free America: A Coalition to Promote Quiet is a non-profit organization dedicated to fighting noise, especially from boom cars, car alarms, leaf blowers, barking dogs, and motorcycles.

Motorcycle Noise

Noise Free America: A Coalition to Promote Quiet has written a book on illegal motorcycle noise. It is a visual guide to illegal motorcycle equipment, intended to make it easier for law enforcement officials to identify illegal equipment and thus issue more citations.  Please order the book, read the book, and recommend it to your local law enforcement agencies.

Get Involved

Noise Free America: A Coalition to Promote Quiet has local chapters in many states. Our local chapters are conducting petition drives, testifying before city councils, hosting community meetings, speaking to community groups, and meeting with police officials. Our monthly “Noisy Dozen” award is issued to major noise polluters and has gained a significant amount of media attention.

Noise Free America: A Coalition to Promote Quiet featured on "20/20."

Please view this report by “20/20” on loud car stereos.


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Our resources section provides sample letters, noise ordinances, a model noise ordinance, and a guide on fighting noise

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How to Complain About Apartment Noise Successfully

How to Complain About Apartment Noise Successfully

Loud neighbors can indeed affect the quality of your lifestyle. So, the music or TV might be too loud. Or, you may hear children screaming or dogs barking all the time. Or those living in close proximity might be having dinner parties that go all the way past midnight. All these are frequent noises should be handled appropriately pronto as they have an impact on the brain function and, therefore, your overall health.

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Food Lion: Clean up on aisle seven

Virtually all grocery stores play “background” music and have frequent “clean up on aisle seven” announcements. I had a particularly egregious experience in June 2018 at a Food Lion store in Durham, North Carolina. When I entered the store, I was greeted with a...

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It’s Not Just Bells Anymore

It’s Not Just Bells Anymore

In many noise ordinances, it has been common practice to exempt certain types of noise from controls in the public interest. Such exemptions typically include emergency service work, emergency vehicles, farm equipment, special events with a permit … and church bells.1...

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What is Noise?

What is Noise?

Webster’s New World Dictionary describes noise (noiz) as “a din of voices; clamor, or any ‘loud, disagreeable sound.’” Wikipedia notes that “in common use, the word noise means any unwanted sound.” In relation to sound, noise is not necessarily random: “Sounds,...

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