Over the past few months I have had to use the services at our hospital.
I wish to thank the Accident and Emergency department as well as the ward staff. You do a great job and I now fully appreciate the availability of these services in our town.
K Reid Tokoroa letter published in which I complained about noisy vehicles (baffles removed from the muffler and huge boom boxes).
I was too judgmental. I believed these drivers were being annoying deliberately. After reading online a study carried out in the United States I realise they are not entirely in control of what they do. The study found a link between a noisy vehicle and its driver’s intellect – the higher the decibels the lower the IQ.
It also found some evidence to suggest that a large exhaust pipe was to some degree compensation for being physically short-changed by mother nature.
So things are not always as simple as they appear. But I do feel some measures should be taken to protect the hearing of the children I often see strapped into their seats in these vehicles. They must be absorbing those decibels through their skin as well as their ears. Their brains could be damaged so that when they grow up they might want to drive a noisy vehicle. R Freeman