A parliamentary commission in Geneva is considering developing a radar to measure vehicle noise.
The motion, put forward by the Greens and supported by others, is aimed at the noisiest road users. 13 out of 15 political parties are in favour of the plan. Only the Swiss People’s Party (UDC/SVP) was against it. The party MCG abstained.
The next step is executive and parliamentary voting.
The head of acoustics at EPFL in Lausanne told the newspaper Tribune de Genève that such a device is technically feasible. The key technical challenge is working out how to associate the excessive noise with a specific vehicle.
If accepted, the plan is expected to take two years to implement.
Geneva police would welcome the device.