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Re: Regulation & Road Noise
In a message dated 97-09-25 18:37:46 EDT, CEngland writes:
<< The criterion "beyond 30 ft the sound should disappear"
has little meaning without a number behind it. Should it be
less than 10% of the ambient? in sound pressure? in energy?
Numbers are needed to give flesh to criteria for a quieter
and more pleasant environment. >>
If the law is encumbered by these technicalities, it
will be unenforceable. I have already heard the police
in my community dismiss my problem by saying "Oh
but we don't have the training and decibel meters to
Nonsense. They don't even know what the ordinance
says. It empowers them already to write a ticket if
they can hear the noise from a distance of 50 feet from
I don't see why it has to be any more complicated than
that. I am encouraging that the tolerated distance be
reduced to 30 feet.
-- Michael Wright
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