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IRU Position on vehicle noise - 2012

The IRU supports noise reduction measures such as the new EC proposal to introduce tougher noise emission standards, provided that investments in low noise vehicles will allow transport operators to reduce costs and increase operational efficiency while guaranteeing an efficient depreciation on their investment.

Transport noise can only be efficiently reduced if certain issues, such as providing investment guarantees and incentives to operators and creating more low noise infrastructure, such as low noise pavements and sound barriers, which optimise low noise vehicle performance, are taken into account.  Finally, measures should aim to reduce noise for all road users and internalise noise externalities in all transport modes.

Published on: 04/05/2012 - 09:48
Author: IRU
Type of document: Policy documents
Category: Economy/Trade facilitation, Efficiency/Environment, Governance, Services, Sustainability
Region: Europe
Size: 2 pages