area that are concerned about the noise level that a small but significant
group of vehicles cause. In particular, I am amazed at how many pickups have
very loud exhaust levels, and how the drivers accentuate the noise by their
driving habits. I would like to go before the city council, as I have already
tried the police department with no results, but I am curious if I am the only
one that thinks there is a problem. There is a noise ordnance in Grand Rapids
and the state of Minnesota, but it is apparently not being enforced here. I
would be willing to help in anyway I could to reduce this problem.
Another noise concern I have is how loud some drivers play their stereo's. It
is not uncommon for me to hear their music from several blocks away. What
makes it more amazing is that I have lost a good share of my hearing ability.