LETTER: Happy to sign motorcycle noise petition

Many thanks to those who are finally doing something to muffle the obnoxious sound of too-loud exhaust pipes on motorcycles.

Many thanks to Art Mason, Gloria Lisgow and others who are finally doing something to muffle the obnoxious sound of too-loud exhaust pipes on motorcycles, which barfs intolerable noise into the peace-loving ears of many, to satisfy the lust for decibels of a few.

I was happy to add my signature to the 4,300-name petition asking police to enforce a law which I’m told already exists, prohibiting that kind of racket. Many times I’ve wondered why there wasn’t such a law, or if there was, why isn’t it enforced? That noise is a bummer, to say the least.

If this initiative discourages some motorcycle tourists from riding in the Kootenays and spending money here, I for one won’t miss them. Please feel free to take your excessive noise and your dollars elsewhere.

For the majority of motorcyclists who respect others and ride bikes with adequately muffled exhaust pipes, thank you. I bet these enthusiasts know how to ride safely. They don’t need to dump sound-garbage on the rest of us so we’ll know they’re there.

Niels Petersen, Ymir

 

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