Turn it down: Florida law lets officers ticket for loud music from cars

Turn it down: Florida law lets officers ticket for loud music from cars

TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA) — Florida drivers and visitors may need to watch the volume of their music or face a ticket. House Bill 1435, signed into law on May 26, took effect immediately upon becoming law.

While HB 1435 covers changes to how a special event space is defined for the sake of permit and penalties, and vehicle impounding, it also refreshes and updates an older state statute relating to noise levels in traffic, for ticketing and citation.

The bill updates s. 315.30145 of the Florida Statutes, bringing it back into force after a Florida Supreme Court ruling knocked it down.

Under the statute as updated, if someone is “listening to car radio, tape player, compact disc player, portable mus...

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