Shhhh, It's Between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. - NBC 7 San Diego

Shhhh, It's Between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m.

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    Shhhh, It's Between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m.
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    GEELONG, AUSTRALIA - OCTOBER 28: Competitors go over a jump in the Pro Open Race 2 on day two of the 2007 Oceania Motocross Championships held at the Barrabool track October 28, 2007 in Geelong, Australia. (Photo by Quinn Rooney/Getty Images)

    A proposed noise ordinance is not sitting well with off-road enthusiasts.  Changes would establish noise levels in residential, commercial and agricultural areas for  dune buggies, ATV's and dirt bikes.

    Under the proposed ordinance noise would have to be no louder than 82 decibels during the day, from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Eighty-two decibels is sometimes described as the sound of a loud conversation between two people.

    Off-roaders say the proposed rules are too strict and will prevent them from playing in their own back yard. They also charge that off road vehicles account for only 5 per cent of noise complaints.

    Some residents feel the new rules don't go far enough.

    The County Board of Supervisors needs to sign off on the ordinance before it takes effect.