Noisy vehicles drown out sirens
Forget about education for drivers of noisy motorcycles, trucks and cars. The drivers are not interested in reducing the noise from their vehicles. Start issuing tickets.
The factor that seems to have been missed by enforcement personnel is you cannot hear the sirens from emergency vehicles such as ambulance, police or fire department if you are beside or behind the noise-makers, who definitely cannot hear other vehicles. Now that spring is here the noise level from motorcycles is filling the air.
Our response personnel have a difficult enough job trying to guess what others who hear them coming do in front of them without having to deal with traffic that cannot hear them due to noise from other vehicles. Motorcycles can be seen when driven properly. The extra noise is not needed for their safety or it would be incorporated into our traffic laws. J.C. Whitelaw, Edmonton