Today I asked one of my neighbors passing my home in a large, loud, black truck if he thought his car was loud. We spoke for about 3-4 minutes and I did not get an answer. I asked him if he thought people had a right to live in a peaceful, quiet neighborhood. I asked if he knew what noise harassment means. He told me he only passes on the way to work and back and he does not sit and idle. I told him there’s about 30-50 loud cars or more passing each day. There was a woman in the passenger seat who started to snarl when I said this. Her response was “Then why don’t you just move?”. Yes, I think I’ll move out of my home of 12 years because you feel that every man, woman, and child needs to hear your truck roar past their home. Awesome, how neighborly of you. Are you going to be cool with it when I poke holes in my muffler and drive past your home 40 times a day?
This neighborhood was quiet until the weekend of June 23, 2012. Exactly one week after I found out I am a targeted individual. There has been a vehicular noise campaign ever since, up and down my street and my complex driveway which runs right below my balcony. Loud cars, trucks, motorcycles, commercial vehicles, delivery trucks. Anywhere from 30-70 loud cars a day, last week it even went up to 90. Mostly it’s loud mufflers and engines…add in some loud music, car alarms, squeaky brakes. And somehow they rig vehicles to make a particularly loud, jarring noise w/ vibration as they go over the speed bump right below my balcony.
Today I saw a city truck with a flat trailer attached exiting the driveway. Making maximum noise over the speed bump and loud rickety sounds as the trailer wobbled side to side. I hear this same vehicle driving repeatedly up and down my street and my driveway. A city vehicle has no business on this property. This is private property we hire our own vendors and landscapers.
I haven’t confirmed this yet but it seems extremely unlikely that a single warning or ticket for a vehicle noise violation has been issued in my neighborhood in the past 10 months. In my city that means means you can hear the vehicle from 50+ feet away. Universal morality means that if you think it’s OK for you to do something, then you better think it’s OK for anyone and everyone else to do the same thing. If you run a yellow light and just barely make it, you have to ask yourself if it’s OK for EVERYONE else to do the same thing. If the answer is “no”, then you have no business doing it either. You are not special or a talented driver, or above the law just because “you are you”, you’re just an inconsiderate moron. And you wouldn’t like the outcome if everyone else started doing it too.
As far as the fear and intimidation campaign with the big, bad, loud trucks, I think the word we’re looking for is “Paper Tiger”? Any pussy with 20 grand can go out and buy one, sorry. And any pussy knows how to turn an ignition and step on a gas peddle. The problem is, as soon as I get a loud car too and start driving around the neighborhood like these little dim-wit perps, I will get pulled over and ticketed for a noise violation faster than you can say sh*t.