Noise Ordinance Gets Passed by Detroit´s City Council July 15, 2004 -- The Detroit City Council passed an amendment to the city's noise ordinance last Wednesday, penalizing drivers whose music can be heard 10 feet or more from their vehicles, according to the Detroit Free Press. The penalty carries a $100 fine for the first offense, $200 for the second and up to $300 and a possible 90 days in jail for subsequent offenses. Previously, there was no distance requirement in the ordinance and the fine for a general noise violation was $500 and a maximum 90 days in jail. Councilwoman Barbara-Rose Collins sponsored the ordinance change. The new ordinance will be effective as soon as Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick signs the proposal.