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Last Sunday, May 18, was a beautiful day in Western New York -- a day for people to be outside, to enjoy their yards, to sit around on their decks or in lawn chairs and relax and enjoy good company. But the tranquility of our homes and yards was invaded by the roar of bikers.

Every 15 to 20 minutes, these motorcyclists went past, making much more noise than Thruway truck traffic. There are laws about mufflers on motor vehicles. Why are they not enforced? People have a right not to be bombarded with the amount of noise made by motorcycles and cars with altered mufflers, or no mufflers at all.

I realize that our law enforcement officers have a lot of important things to do, but this situation is getting out of hand. Many years ago, there were far fewer motorcycles and even though they made excessive noise, it was not that often. Now there are so many motorcycles, and it seems that each one tries to make more noise than the other.

Why must we put up with this? Let's do something about this unnecessary noise and invasion of the peace and quiet of our homes.



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