By Dave Warren

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MIAMI BEACH (CBSMiami) — Miami Beach police are about to start cracking down on drivers getting their jam on as a handful of officers will be looking for specific noise violations and other quality of life nuisances.

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“We decided to start enforcing, or aggressively enforce a Miami-Dade County noise ordinance,” said Miami Beach police spokesman Ernesto Rodriguez.

The ordinance cites unreasonably loud, excessive, and unusual noise and this weekend the police will be on the lookout for just that.

After a number of residents and visitors have raised concerns about the noise the Department decided to pursue the violations.

“Our goal is to not make a ton of arrests but to remind the public that our quality of life for residents and visitors is very important,” said Rodriguez.

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Officers will give the offenders an opportunity to turn down the music and if they don’t they may be arrested.

“We must protect residential quality of life while maintaining the unique characteristics of our vibrant city,” said City Manager Jimmy L. Morales. “Excessively loud music and vehicles operating unlawfully also seriously diminish the visitor experience and must stop.”

In addition to noise violations, police will also be looking for other quality of life nuisances such as aggressive cycle drivers and open containers of alcohol.

In the end, the goal is to not take away from the fun atmosphere that Miami Beach can provide but to make that atmosphere fun for everyone.

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“Miami Beach is a party capital and we are not trying to discourage that. We want people to come out and have a good time and enjoy themselves responsibly,” said Rodrigruez.

Dave Warren