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Defective exhaust prosecutions (FOI)

Defective exhaust prosecutions (FOI)

Produced by the Freedom of Information office
Authored by States of Jersey and published on 29 March 2017.


Please advise how many motorcar and motorcycle owners have been prosecuted at Parish Hall or Magistrate Court proceedings for driving motor vehicles with defective exhaust systems and / or exhaust systems which exceed the maximum permitted noise levels, for each year since 2010 to date.


There have been 174 prosecutions for a motorist / rider with a defective exhaust since 2010.

​Exhaust / silencer​Parish Hall Enquiry ​Court via Parish Hall Enquiry​Direct to Court​Total

The table below is specific to prosecutions for an exhaust that is not compliant with the regulations and could emit excessive noise.

Offence under the Motor Vehicle (Construction and Use) (Jersey)(Order) 1998​20102011​2012​2013​2014​2015​2016​2017​Total​
​Art 63(5): Illegal exhaust system


Art 63​: Non-approved exhaust silencer​42​1​​7
​Art 64 (3) (b): Altered and noisy exhaust system​21​1​1​5​
​Art 68 (10) (a):Modified exhaust system​1​1​1​3
​​Art 64 (3) (b): Altered and noisy exhaust system (Permitting)​1​1

Art 59 (1): ​Non-compliant exhaust

​Art 63(4): A non-compliant exhaust system​1​1
​Grand Total​5​9​5​2​1​3​2​1​28


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