Q&A - What to do About Noisy Vehicles?
I live in Burnaby in a high-rise condo apartment near MetroTown and am very upset by the excessive noise from both motorcycles and cars that have obviously altered the vehicle from the manufacturer's specifications resulting in noise that can be heard for a kilometer or more away from my place. Motorcycles are the worst offenders. Operators seem to take delight in starting the machine up at anywhere from 5:30 AM to 7:30 AM and reving the engine so the noise is very loud. Then, driving off making an unbearable noise. Several of these operators also seem to delight in gunning the engine, then letting the machine coast for a short distance, then gunning the engine again in order to rev the engine to create more noise. This goes on continuously.
There are also many small cars that have modified mufflers and every day, and all night long, you can hear the roar of the mufflers from a long distance away after taking off close to where I live. As a former race car driver myself, I know what excessive exhaust noise is and this is what we are bombarded with day in and day out. In fact, it is so bad that my wife and I have to wear ear plugs at night in order to enjoy our home. Without ear plugs we would get no sleep. Can the Police not begin a campaign to curb this racket? Every day, and night, it sounds like we are at a stock car race as the very inconsiderate drivers in this area shatter the quietness of the night with their racket.
Thanks for any suggestions you can offer.