Ice Cream Trucks Permitted Noisier Standards

Ice Cream Trucks Permitted Noisier Standards

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(Salt Lake City-AP) -- The Salt Lake City Council agreed last night to let ice cream trucks continue sounding their carnival-like music to alert children.

Neighbors had complained that the trucks were nuisances that interrupted dinner time and cramped parents' budgets.

But City Council members said the trucks are as American as singing "Take me out to the Ball Game," during baseball games.

County health regulations restrict noise to within 50 feet of the source, but the council allowed trucks to keep their jingles to within 330 feet.

Truck drivers must keep music off between 8 p-m and 10 a-m and when the truck is standing still.

(Copyright 2003 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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