Despite increased traffic, EU noise emission limits have not changed since 1995. As greater numbers of people are being affected by traffic noise, the European Commission has proposed to reduce the noise produced by passenger cars, light commercial vehicles, buses, light trucks, coaches, and trucks. The new Regulation for this was adopted in April 2014 and it will help reduce noise by around 25%.
The new Regulation changes:
Regulation (EU) No 540/2014 on the sound level of motor vehicles and of replacement silencing systems