Residents want police crackdown on loud, fast motorcycles. The complaint isn’t against all motorcyclists–it never is. Rather, the residents in this article are angry at “[p]eople driving loud bikes, deliberately modified for the sole purpose of being extra loud and obnoxious.” We agree. Those extra loud tail pipes do not come with a new bike, by the way. They are aftermarket purchases, which clearly shows that rider is deliberately making noise because they want to. We believe that is called “anti-social behavior,” and the police should be citing motorcyclists who engage in this activity. Should. But the article highlights a problem with enforcement, namely that the police refuse to do it:
Lisgo would like to see every officer equipped with a simple sound-measuring device, just as officers are equipped with breathalyzers to check for impaired drivers. She said her efforts to persuade police to crack down so far have been unsuccessful.
“They tell me they just don’t have enough manpower and they have better things to do and I just don’t buy that.”
Either do we. Good luck to the residents of West Kootenay. We hope you are successful in stopping this scourge.
Thanks to Hyperacusis Research for the link.