To the editor:
In the warm seasons in New Hampshire, motorcycles make loud farty noises all over the state.
The ones that meet muffler requirements are loud enough that if our cars made that much noise, we'd get pulled over.
The motorcycles without mufflers don't get pulled over enough to make a difference, and some of their operators love strafing towns at sleepy-time hours, and then beat it before the cops come. Other times are often when church and memorial services, weddings and graduations are going on.
On the other extreme, some motorcycles are so quiet that it's hard to hear them coming. Some people think that this is dangerous. I don't.
If people enjoy riding their "bikes" and obey the law, that doesn't bother me. But those who get pleasure making a racket infuriate me. Every year.
If it were put to a vote, a popular vote, I think that most of us would support noise control for motorcycles.