In 8 hours of service, 911 received 52 calls regarding noise
SANTO DOMINGO. With barely 8 hours of its startup, the service of attention to citizens regarding noises through the 911 system received 52 calls and attended to them in Greater Santo Domingo.
Zoraima Cuello, the spokeswoman of the National System of Attention to Emergencies and Security (911) reported that the calls were done between midnight of Wednesday, 14 January and 8 o’clock in the morning of Thursday, 15 January.
She noted that of the 52 calls, 46 were for loud music, 24 of which were in residences or establishments that were not open for the sale of alcoholic beverages; 10 were in vehicles, 12 were in establishments for the sale of alcoholic beverages and 3 in other places.
She indicated that as a way of expanding the 911 service, they began to work on the noise levels as established by the environmental regulations.
Zoraima Cuello explained in a press conference in the Presidential Palace that she trusted that the new service, which for now functions in Greater Santo Domingo, will bring peace and quiet to the homes, and contribute to pacify situations which affect the peaceful coexistence and the health of citizens. The anti-noise units will be within the 911 service area.
“Of course, the level of tolerable noise, according to the regulations, depends on the area about which we are talking. More noise is permitted in industrial or commercial areas and more rigorously enforced in a residential or school area or close to a park or hospital,” said Cuello.
She said that between 9:00 at night and 7:00 in the morning, the noise level should be less in all of the zones.
The punishments against violators of the regulations that have been established go from the seizure of speakers and music equipment up to fines of between half a minimum salary up to 3000 minimum salaries.
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