LETTER: Annoying exhaust least of our worries

I agree that some exhaust systems or lack thereof are excessive but people need to take a closer look at these vehicles.

I agree that some exhaust systems or lack thereof are excessive but people need to take a closer look at these vehicles. The people with lifted trucks spend every extra dollar they have on their vehicles, new tires, fancy rims, brakes, steering, etc. The folks with classic cars and motorcycles are in a league of their own. These folks spend hours and hours cleaning and polishing. Yes, they’re loud and annoying for 20 seconds of your day. When you go to a movie or concert do you ask them to turn it down?

The vehicles people should be concerned about, actually terrified about, are the vehicles with bald tires, smashed-up windshields, or so badly rusted out you can see daylight through them.

How about the vehicles with just enough insurance to warrant a license plate? How about cell phones and texting? Drinking and driving or other substances? The vehicles leaving trails of blue smoke behind them. Would your vehicle pass a government inspection today?

All I am saying is we have a lot more to worry about driving than some annoying exhaust system.

R. Lane, Nelson


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