A TOP official of the Mabalacat City police has warned motorcycle riders not to use illegal and loud mufflers.
Lieutenant Colonel Soledad Elefanio, head of the Mabalacat Police Station, said that riders caught with open mufflers will be apprehended and issued violation tickets.
On Saturday, Elefanio and Mayor Cris Garbo, Dapdap Chairman Javier Taruc led the destruction of 150 loud mufflers in Madapdap Resettlement Center which were seized during several operations conducted by the city police.
During a simple ceremony, the mufflers were destroyed with the use of a payloader heavy equipment in front of the Madapdap police substation.
"Meron po tayong ordinansa na ipinatutupad dito sa Mabalacat City at ganun din barangay ordinance dito sa Dapdap," Elefanio said.
"Kaya ako po ay nakikiusap sa inyong lahat na huwag nio nang lagyan ng muffler ang mga motor niyo dahil nakakasira po siya, maingay at nakakaistorbo siya sa mga tao. Hindi po tama yon," she added.
Garbo lauded the city police for its drive against open mufflers, which he said cause sonic pollution.
The mayor said loud mufflers disturb people particularly senior citizens and toddlers.