Noise Free America: A Coalition to Promote Quiet has written a book on illegal motorcycle noise. It is a visual guide to illegal motorcycle equipment, intended to make it easier for law enforcement officials to identify illegal equipment and thus issue more citations. Please order the book, read the book, and recommend it to your local law enforcement agencies.
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Making Quiet Happen
The mission of Noise Free America: A Coalition to Promote Quiet is to “make quiet happen.” We do this by:
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How to Complain About Apartment Noise Successfully
Loud neighbors can indeed affect the quality of your lifestyle. So, the music or TV might be too loud. Or, you may hear children screaming or dogs barking all the time. Or those living in close proximity might be having dinner parties that go all the way past midnight. All these are frequent noises should be handled appropriately pronto as they have an impact on the brain function and, therefore, your overall health.
Food Lion: Clean up on aisle seven
Virtually all grocery stores play “background” music and have frequent “clean up on aisle seven” announcements. I had a particularly egregious experience in June 2018 at a Food Lion store in Durham, North Carolina. When I entered the store, I was greeted with a...
It’s Not Just Bells Anymore
In many noise ordinances, it has been common practice to exempt certain types of noise from controls in the public interest. Such exemptions typically include emergency service work, emergency vehicles, farm equipment, special events with a permit … and church bells.1...
What is Noise?
Webster’s New World Dictionary describes noise (noiz) as “a din of voices; clamor, or any ‘loud, disagreeable sound.’” Wikipedia notes that “in common use, the word noise means any unwanted sound.” In relation to sound, noise is not necessarily random: “Sounds,...