Anti-Noise Regulations

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    THE City Council of Philadelphia has adopted a noise abatement ordinance prepared by a Special Committee of the Philadelphia County Medical Society. The ordinance prohibits sounding of motor-horns except when absolutely necessary for the pre vention of accidents, building operations at night except by special permit, the use of sound devices by pedlars, unnecessary noise in handling rubbish cans, and the use of gongs, sirens or exhaust whistles on any vehicles except those of the police and fire bureaux, and hospitals. Loud playing of radios in homes or in front of stores is also among the specific noises forbidden in the ordinance.

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