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Royal Borough of Kensington & Chelsea, GB installs acoustic camera to combat noise pollution

Royal Borough of Kensington & Chelsea, GB Acoustic Camera

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An acoustic camera on Sloane Street activates when a passing vehicle exceeds the legal sound limit of 80 decibels. The camera captures noise levels and video footage of the offending vehicle. Borough officials issue a warning for the driver's first offense followed by fines of up to £2,500 for additional offenses. Royal Borough of Kensington & Chelsea is the first local government in the United Kingdom to operate its own acoustic camera.

Public SafetyRoad & Traffic Management
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Royal Borough of Kensington & Chelsea, GB

London borough in England

United Kingdom

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Acoustic camera pilot to curb noisy supercars | Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea

Supercar drivers using iconic Sloane Street and the surrounding area as a racetrack could face new punishments, after the Council takes action to curb noisy engine revving in the area.

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Supercars: Cameras set up to detect Knightsbridge noisy drivers - BBC News

Kensington and Chelsea residents complained that some streets were a "magnet for Lamborghinis and Ferraris".

Project Succeeded

The borough issued notices to 130 drivers during the first 11 days after camera installation.

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