Use apps to check noise levels in the Dominican republic
Diario Libre technology blogger Hiddekel Morrison is advising Santo Domingo residents to use smartphone applications to detect whether noise pollution levels merit calling the 911 Emergency Line. He recommends Decibel for Android, Decibel 10th for iPhone, Noise Meter for Blackberry and Decibel Meter for Windows.
The 911 Emergency Line has been available for Santo Domingo (National District) residents who are affected by noise pollution since Friday 15 January 2015. Residential areas are low-noise areas, while office, school and green areas are very low-noise areas. Normal noise levels are allowed in industrial areas. The law establishes lower noise levels in all areas from 9pm to 7am.
The 911 service says that the Police will be sent to the area where noise is a problem. It adds that if the sound level is too high, it will have to be lowered. The consequences of not doing this are the confiscation of speakers and music equipment, shutdown of the installations, and fines between half a minimum wage and 3,000 minimum wages.
The noise levels are established by Noise Law 287-04, Environmental Law 64-00, Public Health Law 42-01 and National District Law 176-07.
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