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Should Douglas County strengthen its noise ordinance?

Response Percent Votes
50% 303
42% 255
I don’t know.
6% 37
Total 595


Richard Heckler 7 years, 4 months ago

Better yet enforce the noise ordinance.

Is their any real teeth in the noise ordinance?

Abdu Omar 7 years, 4 months ago

I am very sick of those "boom boxes". You can't sit at a stop light without your car dancing to their crappy music. Shut them down and reduce the noise in town. These speakers should be illegal.

gsxr600 7 years, 4 months ago

It's something you deal with when you step out of your home and go into public places. I'm more concerned with the people that drive around quietly with their headphones in.

Mari Aubuchon 7 years, 4 months ago

Someone who drives by our house has a stereo that is so loud that the bass vibrates our house. I can hear it while wearing my noise-canceling headphones!

I can't see how this guy enjoys this deafening, thumping roar. Can he even hear at this point? He certainly would not be able to hear emergency vehicles.

Several years ago I can very, very close to being rear-ended by a guy with a megaloud stereo who didn't notice when I slowed down and pulled over for an ambulance. Fortunately, just as he was about to hit me, I vroomed into a side street.

Lisa Rasor 7 years, 4 months ago

"Should Douglas County strenghten its noise ordinance?" No, but the LJW should definitely "strenghten" their proofreading skills. Really, LJW, that's awful.

kernal 7 years, 4 months ago

Ever notice how those car "boom boxes" make your house windows vibrate two blocks away or your sternum bone vibrates when guy in the SUV three car lengths behind you is trying to go deaf by 35? That is too loud.

If the City is not going to have an enforceable noise ordinance, then the best I can recommned is buy stock in hearing aid companies because it's becoming a booming business.

kernal 7 years, 4 months ago

More on the physical ramifications of noise: (who is the World Health Organization)

blindrabbit 7 years, 4 months ago

Provide rent-a-muzzle service to dog owners.

pace 7 years, 4 months ago

Enforcement of it must be attended to. Many times the community has worked with the city or county to establish regulations then watch enforcement be determined by the whims of how the sheriff or chief of police personally feels about it. The city especially should have a citizens review board. The county seems to be a bit more accessible and overseen.

The community worked hard and long to get licensing required for door to door just to be stymied by absolute stonewalling on it by LPD. There are many examples. So good luck with getting a reasonable regulation passed. So the community can want it, the commission can pass it and with luck the Sheriff might agree to enforce it when needed.

somedude20 7 years, 4 months ago

I find those loud-a** motorcycles to be more of a disruption than the "boom box" cars but not by much!!! Guess I am getting old cause it is too loud

David Albertson 7 years, 4 months ago

If I buy a house in the country, I should be able to do what I want, when I want at whatever volume I want. The tradeoff is that you might have a neigbor that feels the same way. So, live in the city if you don't like it. I swear some of you people whine and cry about every little thing you can find!

kernal 7 years, 4 months ago

... and your posting isn't whiney? LOL!

uncleandyt 7 years, 4 months ago

Some of the trains that go through North Lawrence are way too loud. There oughta be an ordinance. Some o' them illegal fireworks are too loud too. Some of them properly tethered dogs get to barkin', and they just won't stop. Sireens put a hurt on my ear-holes. There's a dude that has been frantically practicin' his koto, with no regard for intonation, on a downtown bench. We're gonna need more polls.

mr_right_wing 7 years, 4 months ago

This is RACIST! You hear much more rap/hip-hop played loud than 'white boy' music.

Back in my day I was known to crank some Rush or Zeppelin...I generally turned it down at stop lights and stop signs though just to make sure I wasn't missing hearing oncoming sirens or anything of the like. Also even at my loudest I don't think I had the ability to actually rattle windows in someones house! They make some powerful sub-woofers these days!

yourworstnightmare 7 years, 4 months ago

Motorcycles are the worst. I wish all of the suburban harley riders who come in to Lawrence to gun their motors would stay in their own nice suburban neighborhoods and do it. Oh, yeah, they would probably be told to stop.

Harley riders are the worst and make the most unpleasant noise.

pizzapete 7 years, 4 months ago

Let's all start wearing ear plugs as a political statement. It could sweep the nation.

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