Published On: Thu, Feb 12th, 2015

Noise standard during carnival parades; music off at third warning

Curacao CarnivalWILLEMSTAD - During the carnival parades agents and inspectors will also ensure that DJs and bands do not exceed the noise standard. If this is the case they will be ordered to turn the music down. At third warning, the police will be alerted and the group will be requested to turn off the music.

This was reported by the Ministry of Health, Environment and Nature.

The noise emission is determined, just like last year, at 90 decibels. In previous years, it was 100 decibels. The decision to reduce the noise standard was taken because repeated exposure to 90 decibels would lead to permanent hearing damage. Sound is measured during the parades in different places. The Department recommends that despite the reduction of the noise standard, to wear earplugs and stand away from sound speakers.

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