Vehicles with loud exhausts are irritating outside of a racetrack and a suburb in Paris, France is taking steps to combat the problem with the installation of “Noise Radar” cameras. Villeneuve-le-Roi, a town near Paris Orly airport, is installing these devices in order to curb noise pollution, especially from motorcycles or cars with modified or loud exhausts.

The noise radar will be brought online once a law is passed legalising use said Villeneuve-le-Roi mayor Didier Gonzales in a Reuters report. Expected to be passed later this year, the law will allow local authorities – the equivalent to the Malaysian Majlis Perbandaran (town council) – to record and fine offenders.

Developed by noise pollution agency Bruitparif where Gonzales is the head, the system, which is linked to police CCTV cameras, comprises of four microphones taking sound levels every tenth of a second, allowing it to triangulate the location of the sound. The acoustic wake of the sound is displayed as a series of colored dots behind a moving source of loud noise, such as a motorcycle with a modified exhaust, with a photo of the offending vehicle being taken with the police camera.

While the system is currently in trial mode and no fines have as yet been issued, the Paris suburb is in contact with the French transport ministry to immediately do so once the law is passed. “We have nothing against Ferraris or Harley Davidsons, but their owners sometimes like to demonstrate their vehicles’ power and the noise really troubles residents,” said Villeneuve-le-Roi official Remy Jourdan.