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Is your music too loud? Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office says it will begin giving out tickets in July

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Turn that volume down.

The Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office announced Tuesday that starting July 1, officers will start writing tickets to anyone playing music deemed too loud.

What does “too loud” mean, you ask? Apparently not very.

According to Florida statute 316.3045, that means not playing music that is “plainly audible” at a distance of 25 feet or more from your car, or “louder than necessary” around churches, schools, and hospitals.

The statute does not apply to law enforcement or emergency vehicles.

Drivers can be cited with a nonmoving violation that carries no points.

Samantha Mathers

Samantha Mathers, Action News Jax

Samantha Mathers is a digital reporter and content creator for Action News Jax.

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