Noise is present almost everywhere and at all times. Many people are affected by high levels of noise, which impairs their health and quality of life. One of the main reasons for this is the increase in traffic and in the number of noise sources, such as leaf blowers and large events. Many people have also become more critical of negative environmental impacts in general and noise in particular. A significant reduction in noise exposure from road, rail and air traffic can only be achieved through the coordinated use of many different instruments: from vehicle and road design to tax legislation and transport and urban planning.

The Umweltbundesamt

For our environment