As the warm weather finally arrives, it brings with it noise pollution from the deluge of wannabe Wild Bunch members descending on the town and village.
I have to ask why two-wheeled motor vehicles are not held to the same standards as four-wheeled and trucks? If my car or pickup made the kind of noise most of these motorcycles make, I would have a stack of summonses and never pass annual inspection.
It is not only noise. I have observed bikers casually exceed the speed limit countless times on Peekskill Road and even on Main Street in front of the police station.
I was a U.S. Air Force pilot, and most of us retired with a 30 percent hearing loss from engine noise during ground ops. Motorcycles make much more noise than an aircraft’s engines. I am not in favor of infringing on the rights of motorcycle owners and operators. I just don’t want them infringing on my right, or that of others, to a little peace and quiet. A few well-placed signs and a few well-placed summonses might work wonders to limit this annoyance.
Steven Sohn, Cold Spring
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