Myrtle Beach turns the volume up on noise ordinance

Myrtle Beach City Council voted Tuesday to change the noise ordinance, allowing things like motorcycles to run a bit louder.

Approval of the second and final reading of the change increases the noise level allowed within city limits from 89 decibels to 92 decibels.

The city lowered the maximum vehicle noise to 89 decibels in 2008 in an effort to cut down on issues relating to two annual motorcycle rallies.

Council decided to take a second look at the law after Horry County hotel owners and motorcycle groups filed a lawsuit.

The higher level is in line with industry standards.