May 24, 2011
ROSEVILLE (WWJ) – A rally in Roseville on Tuesday held by a group that says the music in some cars is just too loud.
Calling them noise terrorists, riding through neighborhoods with their stereo systems cranked up – violating people’s privacy in their own homes says Mark Roberts of Roseville.
Roberts is an organizer with “Ban the Boombox” trying to bring attention to the issue of loud music in cars driving through residential neighborhoods. He says the group wants to draw attention to the problem and get leaders to do something.
“There is no deterrent, this is a hard thing to catch, they are here for 5 or 10 seconds and they are gone, I can hear these systems, they are so powerful you can hear them two, three, four blocks away. If one wakes me up in the middle of the night how can I write down a license plate, which is what my city has asked me to do,” says Roberts.
The city was actually named one of the “Noisiest Cities in America” just last year.