Green Bay Police want you to "Tame It" - WBAY

Green Bay Police want you to "Tame It"

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Green Bay - Now that we're finally enjoying some warmer weather, the number of noise complaints from loud vehicles is piling up.

This year, Green Bay Police are launching a new, humorous campaign to encourage the community to help tackle this age-old problem.

Meet Tom.

Chances are you've been in his seat.

Green Bay Police are using a public service announcement, trying to get people to "Tame It" when it comes to loud stereos or mufflers.

"Basically we're telling you how not to get a ticket," explains Green Bay Police Lt. Karl Ackermann.

"Tame It" stands for "ticket avoidance for motor vehicle exhaust and noise information and tips."

"Motorcycles are about one-third of the equation here. We are after all noise that gets to the unacceptable level," says Ackermann.

 WBAY production staff worked with police to make the PSA, which you'll see running on our air.

It's non-traditional, but that's exactly what officers were looking for.

"I kind of wanted something people would look at and remember, and if you get a little bit of humor involved, then it's nice to be able to reach people at that level," says Ackermann.

While this PSA is funny, loud and often annoying vehicles in your neighborhood are not at all funny to most people.

"Traffic is one of the biggest complaints we get, whether it's speeding, loud vehicles, loud mufflers," says Green Bay Police Captain. Jeremy Muraski.

Green Bay Police receive nearly 350 noise complaints every year.

They investigate each call, but the problem never goes away.

It's why this year, they're trying both enforcement and education.

"We're not hoping to write a ton of tickets for this. What we're hoping is that people will voluntarily be considerate of their neighbors," says Muraski.

A ticket could cost more than 100 dollars.

You can also file a complaint online, and with enough information, police can investigate and possibly issue a ticket.

Click here for more details or to file a complaint with Green Bay Police.


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