Why pick on the noisy cars’
PUBLISHED: 12:04 12 October 2006 | UPDATED: 11:00 06 May 2010
I would like to reply to the letter car noise is a nuisance (September 28). I agree that the modified cars do tend to make a lot of noise, so do mopeds. The young lads on mopeds often ride around the same neighbourhood for hours, often with passengers w
I would like to reply to the letter "car noise is a nuisance" (September 28). I agree that the modified cars do tend to make a lot of noise, so do mopeds. The young lads on mopeds often ride around the same neighbourhood for hours, often with passengers who are not wearing crash helmets. I see plenty of aggressive driving, mostly by men over thirty and they are not in modified cars.
The writer wants the police to target the lads with the cars, believe me, they do! Does this person know any of the young people in these cars? I do, they are mainly a decent bunch, and they love their cars. When one has a problem, all the others come to help, don't we all want friends like that? The writer thinks that the car noise is antisocial behaviour, I think that people who go out leaving a dog barking all day every day without a care for their neighbours is antisocial behaviour, should I tell police to target them as well?
The writer obviously does not live near any local shops, or he/she would have nightly antisocial behaviour from large groups of youths, without cars.
As for the police racing around in cars, racing is usually accompanied by blue flashing lights and sirens going to an emergency, surely we expect that of them, don't we?
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