Hi everybody! Cajunguy sent me over here from Officer.com. I like it here. Seems kind of nice and cozy and intimate.:)
I would like to know what can be done about loud engines. I live a couple of blocks away from a large university, and we get many cars and motorcycles with engines that can be heard from a long ways away, all through the day and night.
The city officers tell me they can't do anything - that their higher priority is citing people without seatbelts (because they have some kind of grant for that), and that they'll be laughed at if they write for noise (though they don't specify who will laugh).
The university police say there's nothing which can be done on campus because they don't have noise meters, so they'll never win in court.
But when I rode with the local sheriff's dept (which does not serve my area), the deputy said writing for noise was not a problem, and he subsequently stopped and cited several drivers for loud engines, one after the other (all of whom wound up having their cars towed for various reasons). And he didn't even have a noise meter.:eek:
I would like to know what you think about citing noisy vehicles. Isn't it sad that residents of otherwise peaceful neighborhoods have to be victims of drivers who seem to need to prove their masculinity with noisy engines?:(
It really makes you wonder what those drivers are lacking which they think their big noise compensates for.:o