Re: “Souped-up cars cause sleepless nights in Richmond,” Opinion, Richmond-News.com, Sept. 11.
I am pleased to finally see some acknowledgement about noise pollution. I greatly enjoyed and appreciates the letter from Minwook.
I would love to know who thought it was a good idea to build homes (and live in them) right beside a highway. The convenience of close-by shopping is NOT worth it.
Westminster highway is a noise version of tornado alley. The suburban citizens get most of the peaceful, stress-free benefits.
Regular noise assaults, sleep deprivation, stress, trauma from ambulances and firetrucks, motorcycles, firecrackers/gunshots, mufflers, street racers and the usual assault by noise and air from landscaping toys.
These engines/mufflers are just as loud, painful and traumatizing as firecrackers and bullets.
No one seems willing or able to do anything. I would like someone to ask at least one of these drivers what the benefits are to this noise, and what’s going to happen to the driver if his car isn’t loud enough. Will he die of too much peace? Or too much quiet?
Also, my bed is about 15-20 feet from a bus stop. All day from 5 or 6 a.m. to at least 10 p.m., I have to listen to busses hissing and beeping, engine noise and a robot voice babbling about something.
Richmond is almost like a war zone.
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