The city of Toronto is going to do something about noisy motorcycles. Or at least, their city council voted to try to do something.
As we told you Monday, councillor Kristyn Wong-Tam introduced a motion at this week’s council meeting that asked city council to find a way to deal with noisy motorcycles. Her plan was two-fold: First, she wanted the city’s Municipal Licensing and Standards department to address the problem. Second, she wanted the province to make sure their Section 195 of the Highway Traffic Act was protecting people from excessive vehicle noise.
City council voted to pass the motion, 34-5. The only holdouts were Karen Stintz, James Pasternak, Anthony Peruzza, Janet Davis and (predictably) Rob Ford.
Apparently, Peruzza (who rides) was pretty sure that loud pipes saved lives, and said something to that effect in the meeting.
So, stay tuned to the battle bulletins from Toronto. We’re sure that, in coming weeks, we’ll see lots of complaining from the city’s riders, and maybe even an open-pipes rally at city hall. Just think of all the lives that will be spared …