I applaud the efforts of the City council to rein in excessive noise pollution of any kind ["Council approves quiet zone," Coastline Pilot, Feb. 18]. Laguna Beach is one of my favorite places to spend leisure time, but of late the level of traffic noise on Coast Highway and in Laguna Canyon on weekends is noticeably worse.
What are the biggest noise polluters of all? Motorcycles with illegal modified exhaust systems. Can anyone explain to me why, if I drove a car without an effective muffler I would instantly get a ticket, but somehow motorcycle riders are exempt? There are laws on the books that limit motorcycle noise levels, just like any other motor vehicle. It's time the laws were enforced. I am a motorcyclist myself, by the way, but I have no respect for fellow riders who are inconsiderate noise polluters.
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