Although to many it may appear to be a harmless sport, which encourages young people to stay off the streets, motocross racing can be the source of extreme noise pollution.
The majority of motorcross events are staged in the countryside, but the noise from engines and exhausts can reverberate for many miles, often for hours at a time.
In addition, the dust and dirt thrown up by hundreds of motorbikes can be extremely polluting, not to mention the carbon dioxide emissions from exhausts. It is little wonder that local authorities constantly face a barrage of complaints from dissatisfied residents.
Part III of the Environmental Protection Act 1990 (EPA) covers noise nuisance in England and empowers local authorities to deal with noise from fixed premises (including land) if noise is deemed to be a statutory nuisance.
This has to be proved so if you are a resident living within the vicinity of a motocross track, then you need a professional company to undertake noise and pollution surveys. Alternatively, if you are considering starting up a motocross event, you will need to assess at the planning stage whether or not your venture falls within the proper guidelines.
If you have a problem with noise pollution from motocross, contact The Environmental Testing Company and let us test, monitor and assess whether or not you have a case against all types of pollution, from noise to environmental emissions.