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Greenville Co. Council could ban loud music in cars

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A driver turns up the volume on his car stereo. (File/FOX Carolina) A driver turns up the volume on his car stereo. (File/FOX Carolina)
GREENVILLE, SC (FOX Carolina) -

The Greenville County Council is considering a ban on loud music coming from cars.

The ordinance would prohibit music that can be heard inside someone else's car or house. The first offense would result in a $250 fine, the second a $500 fine and the third time would result in jail time and the confiscation of the sound system.

District 17 Councilman said the ordinance came from a recommendation by the Greenville County Sheriff's Office, who has fielded several complaints about noisy stereos.

"I think they're not going to want to lose their machine," said Dill. "But they are going to have to learn to keep the volume down so that it doesn't disturb neighborhoods and people in traffic."

David Brown, a technician at Elite Audio, said he thinks the proposed law goes too far.

"You might as well ban jack-hammering on the side of the road or construction work," Brown said.

Jamaal Bryant, who has one of the sound systems at which the ban is aimed, said he wants the council to keep their hands off his tunes.

"If you want to hear loud music in your car, I think, it's your car," Bryant said.

The ordinance must pass two more readings before it becomes law.

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