"If this is too loud, then you are too old" reads the license plate frame on an SUV. No, I'm not too old (40-something), but at least I can still hear. Can't say much about the driver of this SUV -- cruising down our city streets trying to entertain the world, with the 2,500-watt stereo system; that's enough to power a cappuccino maker, microwave and blender. By the time he hits his 40s, there will definitely be a hearing aid attached to his ear.
Fresno police traffic enforcement has had a significant impact on speeders. How about going after some noise pollution? Equip them with decibel meters alongside their radar guns. What people listen to is their business, but when I can't hear my own TV, sitting in my home with dual-pane windows, we have a problem.
I happen to have a neighbor who also likes to entertain the world. I have called police numerous times, but they show up after the car battery is already dead. No noise then -- at least until the car battery gets recharged.
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