Is Elkhart noisier than all other Indiana cities, or are they just obsessed about the issue?
Drivers in the northern Indiana city of Elkhart may want to think twice about pumping up the volume on their car stereos.
The city is aggressively enforcing its noise ordinance, which carries a fine of up to $2,500 for repeated violations. More than 1,100 citations have been issued so far this year.
More than 1,100 noise citations in a city that size in less than a year? The city has even created a full-time position to do nothing but enforce the noise ordinance. The story also notes that money from noise ordinance tickets has paid for "police cars and enforcement efforts." Ah. The old noise-trap gambit.