End the loophole regarding loud pipes on pick up trucks and motorcycles. Its a double standard. EVERYONE should have to follow EPA noise pollution laws. No exceptions.
Kelley Godin commented
The state of New York has a decibel level for all vehicles registered for the roadways. As a biker I feel that I am being discriminated against based on my choice of transportations. The current law is not equitable; by including all transportation modes and setting a level you will establish that equality.
I will say, as a female biker, riding a bike down I-95 that can be heard when along side of another vehicle provides a little more awareness of my location than taking the 'quiet' bike. I have to watch out for all vehicles who can't hear or see me. At least with a little rumble you may be able to hear that I am close and look for me before you attempt to cut in front of me; usually without even signaling your intent before moving into my lane.
I understand this to a point. But, what about all the vehicles we see on the road that SHOULD NOT HAVE PASSED INSPECTION. I can't count how many I see every week that the exhaust is barely hanging, is loud and what about all the cars / trucks, etc that are leaving a haze around them. What about that pollution? My husband and I spend a lot of money making sure our vehicles 'are up to code' and can pass inspection. Only to have spent big money to have someone pass you in a totally unsafe vehicle!
Patti Lanigan commented
I agree. My car doesn't wake anyone up when I pass by and they are sleeping? Why should I have to be disturbed when I'm sleeping or anytime by loud vehicles?