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Image caption The government said it was concerned by the potential health impacts of noise pollution. Motorists with vehicles breaching legal noise limits could face fines if new "acoustic camera" technology is developed, the government has said. The Department for Transport will test noise-detecting cameras in various locations over the next seven months. The move comes after pressure from campaigners in rural communities who say some motorists illegally modify vehicles to amplify the sound. A motorcyclist group said bikers must "embrace" the change. Much like the way a speed camera works, if a microphone in an acoustic camera detects a vehicle breaching legal noise limits, it triggers a... Full story

8 June