Friday, 9 January 2015

Rule #363: All motorcycles will have mufflers

Everyone loves the sound of a loud motorcycle. But not always. Having a loud bike might be cool for you and your friends, but how cool is it to your neighbors at 6am when your going to work. Or at midnight when your riding home through quiet neighborhoods and disturbing everyone who has to get up for work in the morning? I like the sound of heavy metal cranked on my stereo. But that doesn't mean I want to hear it when it's time to sleep or converse with people in my backyard. And I don't have the right to impose it on people who don't want to hear it. Same goes for bikes. Have you ever had your car windows open in summer, enjoying your music just to have a bike pull up beside you and drown out your music or your conversation? What gives them the right? And I've heard the bikers B.S. that the noise makes it safer. Whatever! If you want to get noticed to be safe, paint your bike high visibility orange and get a flashing light on your helmet!

In the new world, all cars and motorcycles will have noise deadening mufflers to keep the noise down.


  1. I agree that this is incredibly annoying!! I wonder if a rule imposing better manufacturing to avoid what ever it is that causes this noise would have an environmental impact as well as keeping the traffic noise down.

    1. Excellent point. If they can reduce the sound, why not reduce emmisions as well. I'm sure we have the technology.

  2. I think bikes are great but can someone tell me how they “teach skills like…using caution, as well as basic traffic rules”?What an inspiring post, filled with meaningful lessons! I related on a few levels.• Click here


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