Noisy ve­hi­cles

South Waikato News - - OPINION -

I would like to know why so many ve­hi­cles on our roads have such loud ex­hausts (most I am sure are il­le­gal). I sus­pect the baf­fles are re­moved from the muf­fler once a war­rant has been ob­tained, if in­deed they have a war­rant. Hav­ing achieved the high­est num­ber of deci­bels pos­si­ble a sound sys­tem has to be in­stalled that can be heard above this. It is hu­man na­ture for ev­ery­one to think they are more in­tel­li­gent than they re­ally are and hope ev­ery­one else thinks the same. Then why do these peo­ple drive around ad­ver­tis­ing what an­noy­ing id­iots they are. We as a so­ci­ety are tol­er­ant of peo­ple’s frail­ties and hand­i­caps, and that’s great, but how tol­er­ant should we be of these peo­ple when they ob­vi­ously don’t give a rats about any­one else. R Free­man

Toko­roa does this mean for South Waikato Dis­trict Coun­cil’s July rub­bish bag changes? ie, charg­ing users $1 each bag (in­creas­ing to $2, $4, $8, $16 . . . ? over time when cost­ings do not work out as planned). Not fund­ing the Event Cen­tre long term but just mow­ing the grass on parks will re­duce rates by 2 per cent alone. The core busi­ness of the coun­cil is wa­ter, sewage, refuge and roads. ‘‘Flush the toi­let and it goes away’’ is what de­ceased coun­cil staff mem­ber David Wilkin­son used to say coun­cils’ core busi­ness ul­ti­mately was. User pays rub­bish bags must re­sult in some ren­ters stuff­ing refuge un­der land­lords’ house floors and then mov­ing on af­ter the rats, feed­ing on rub­bish, and blow flies get to big. The town will have to save money in the long run by em­ploy­ing the Pied (mul­ti­coloured cloth­ing) Piper to lead away user pays ad­vo­cates in coun­cil. R Young Toko­roa

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