Loud pipes are once again in the headlines, with CBC reporting on a public meeting in St Johns, Newfoundland, with locals gathering to vent their anger.
The meeting was hosted at city hall by a city councillor in conjunction with Parks Canada and the local police, CBC reports. The meeting was specifically aimed at noisy motorcycles in the Signal Hill neighbourhood, one of the best-known areas of Newfoundland’s capital city.
The complaints were the same we always hear in these cases: residents are fed up with having their peace and quiet disturbed. Several complained they or their children were losing sleep due to loud bikes.
The solution the residents proposed, as always, was a police crackdown. And as usual in these cases, the local police said their hands were tied due to government legislation. It’s the same old story we see every summer in major cities across Canada. The loud pipes crowd will pipe up and say their exhausts keep danger at bay, and the locals who don’t like the decibel will cry for government intervention. Who’s going too prevail? Will it matter when electric bikes take over?