"Boom" box car owners are a sad reflection of the degradation
that is taking place in society. Rude, inconsiderate and yes, they are thugs. Home should be a sanctuary, not only can you hear these terror machines (from miles away) you feel them. There is no escape. Congress must act,
as enforcing even existing noise laws is a low priority for our police."
"Earthquake Sound" In Cars Has To GO!
Submitted Anonymously Private Citizen
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OK US "Boom car nonsense just has to be stopped. I'm a Vietnam Vet with PTSD and the loud booming and vibrations of the infrasound causes me to have artillery shell, mortar shell, and 122mm rocket fire flashbacks. I often roll onto the floor and grab for a nonexistant M-16 and steel helmet.....(and I even take prescription meds to control it). ear plugs are ineffective.....and the sleep deprivation is complicating things tremendously."
IN. US "I am a student at Indiana University, Bloomington and I can't
even get away from the noise at the main library. All of the current periodicals
and class reserve materials are kept in a room with reinforced concrete
walls and some of the thickest glass I've ever seen and you can still here
bass! During the school year, boom cars go by in a continuous stream and
make it impossible to read. If you have a class assignment involving the
materials in the room, you have to submit yourself to hours of torture
at the hands of boom car drivers."
CO. US "These laws are long overdue."
It's not BigFoot, but it sure sounds like it, it's spreading everywhere and it's making people mad as hell!
It's also very dangerous to drivers. Are you Sick and Tired of having the digital bass in your face?
Do Subwoofer Boom Box Cars Have You Seeing Red?
Feeling like it's just not safe on the higway with these things?
They are soundproofing themselves from others drivers not to mention Emergency Vehicles Sirens! Keeping people from sleeping, leading to health problems, local noise ordinances are doing very little about them, manufacturers and distributors are not educating consumers about the risks of hearing loss and how sound travels and affects the community. It seems Their only bottom line is sales.
Are you concerned about your property's value being driven down?
Are you ready to do something about it?
Then you have come to the right place!
This is a growing problem in the U.S. as well as Canada and other countries including Europe and Australasia, Yes even in New Zealand!
Click here to learn more. and Please sign the petition to congress and tell a friend
THE PEOPLE HAVE SPOKEN!
These are just a few comments taken directly from the petition signatures we have received, the names and e-mails have been left out to protect their privacy. Only the state and indication of U.S. is included. Note we have alphabetized the states and both CA. and FL. are the most problematic areas, also he have received signatures from other areas as well, but no comments were left. If you would like to sign our petition please click the above link.
As you can see this is a nationwide problem!
"FIRST NAME" "LAST NAME" "EMAIL ADDRESS" STATE COUNTRY
AZ. US "I couldn't agree more! When I read in today's Arizona Republic that Ford, Mazda and Nissan car companies are teaming with major audio companies to offer megawatt sound systems in entry-level cars, I felt absolutely sick to my stomach. My first thought was, are they completely out of their minds! That awful noise chased us from our last community, and I can only hope that someone with the power to do something is finally paying attention."
CA "There will be a horrendous cost both phyiscal and monetary if this noise is not addressed!!!!!!!!!!"
CA. "Noise pollution has been overlooked for too long and is becoming more prevalant as population density increases."
CA. US "please let me know if there are any groups or individuals in Sacramento California that I can contact. I'm ready for a heart attack and nervous breakdown and I can't afford to keep moving. I'm a disabled senior. Also, let me know who in government is behind us."
CA. US "I also think these ""boomers"" are physically dangerous. More research is needed."
CA. US "No Boom Cars allowed!!"
CA. US "20 years ago, I never would have believed that the day would come when I would not be able to walk the streets in my community or visit a park or go to a shopping mall with out being assaulted by POUNDING and THUMPING concussion waves of low frequency bass. This industry needs to be shut down and wiped out and driven intobankruptcy via aggressive law suits, fines andsiezures of equipment. I will back organizations that are sending the message from the grass roots to the political leaders that this is no longer tolerable.Thank you."
CA. US "Boom cars are making our lives miserable."
CA. US "Something truley needs to be done. I thought my neighborhood was the only one being taken over by this noise. Let's continue the fight!!!!!"
CA US "Let's take back the streets; let's restore a little civility to our lives."
CA. US "These inconsiderate drivers should have their vehicles impounded and their stereo equipment confiscated."
CA. US "I think the time to adress this issue is long overdue.There is an obvious link to this behavior and other criminal activites such as as auto theft, street racing, and drugs.Sincerely,....."
CA. US "I think the man across the street in back of me installs and/or repairs these things. I live in a retirement mobile home community across the street from his house, and I get to hear and feel it 7 or 8 times a day, every single day. I've called the police and stopped him twice, but he always starts it up again."
CO US "The audio systems on these cars make it difficult to hear emergency vehicles and cause damage to the hearing of those in and around the car. There should be some maximum pressure that the sound system of a car is allowed to impose on its surrounding environment."
CO. US "These laws are long overdue."
CT. US "Noise is domestic terrorism today. As anthrax was likely spread by some hate group right here in the US, so is unneccessary noise. Noise is compensation for either lack of intellectual or sexual ability. It is an affront to normal, hardworking people who simply have the right to peace and quiet."
FL US "I am strongly against booming car, and urge Congress to take action."
FL. US "Since moving into an area that is prevalent with this type of noise pollution, i.e., boomcars, their installation and ""fine-tuning"", I have come down with every cold and flu that has come my way. This is not my norm. I usually get 1-2 colds a year that are very short in duration. Now I don't seem to be able to stay well no matter what I do. I am constantly stressed out and I am completely miserable. I jump at the slightest noise that has a deep bass tone to it and I can only imagine how these boomcars may be affecting those who have been in war situations with bombs that are being dropped. For literally, these boomcars cause the earth to shake and tremble as if a war is being waged, and I think that, in fact, there is a war out there being waged by these very inconsiderate boomcar enthusiasts against the average, peace-loving citizen.I moved into this area to take care of a handicapped friend who cannot fully care for herself. She too has been affected by the abuse of these noisemakers due to her heart condition. It is imperative that this destructive behavior be put to an end.I have been assaulted by this noise for the past year (2001-2002) and I hope that this petition will not be disregarded.I am deeply grateful for this petition and to those who have placed it on the internet.With much sincerity"
FL. US "Yes! This ""Parking LotPack"" need to be taught a lesson in consideration for other's.Like Cleveland; all cities & towns should have the power to confiscate their vehicles and be made to pay all of the court costs plus,a large sum to retreive their vehicles.Or a sentence of 1 year in jail/or both, after first offense."
FL. US "To Whom This May Concern, We have complained for over 3yrs to local law enforcement with no results. An Elder neighbor, a WWII, Korean & Vietnam Veteran died because of this noise, he had told me that the low frequency caused the steel plate in his head to vibrate, he like myself also had presure on the heart from this 'boom boom' noise. If the law cannot stop this problem then 'we' the citizens must take the law into our own hands, using the Judicial system and bring a lawsuit against these companies whose only goal is profits and not the health of humans. Thank you for creating this petition to bring a voice to the voiceless."
FL. US "I totally agree that these sub-woofers that blow your ears out are a nuisance and laws should be passed to stop the groups of people who use these to disturb the peace.Pass the anti-boomcar legislation and make it law!Thank you"
FL. US "If there ever was a time to take action it's now, we can't wait for this problem to become the cancer that the tobacco companies brought us! It took decades to finally bring some resolution to that problem let's not let this problem take that long, it will be a nightmare for America!"
IA. US "This audible assault is considered acceptible in my community. Even though levels reach close to 100db(c) inside my home."
IL. US "It should be illegal to modify a vehicle's from-the-factory sound system to intentionally increase the decibel level. Businesses which install large amplifiers or boom boxes in cars must be shut down, made 100% illegal. Vehicle owners who violate this law should be put in jail, fined, and their property confiscated!"
IN. US "I am a student at Indiana University, Bloomington and I can't even get away from the noise at the main library. All of the current periodicals and class reserve materials are kept in a room with reinforced concrete walls and some of the thickest glass I've ever seen and you can still here bass! During the school year, boom cars go by in a continuous stream and make it impossible to read. If you have a class assignment involving the materials in the room, you have to submit yourself to hours of torture at the hands of boom car drivers."
KY. US "i am very concerned about the health problems these boom amplifiers can and do cause. we are having problems that disturb our sleep every night. thru the day and night these boom cars actually vibrate thru my home,"
LA. US. "Excellent petition! We too, have unfortunately experienced noise from "boom vehicles" in Bienville Parish/Arcadia, Louisiana. Try sleeping at 6:00 A.M. while a helicopter flies over the roof of your home practically "throwing" you out of your bed to your feet! The Bonnie & Clyde flea mkt has done just that for the past 7 years in Arcadia, Louisiana! Ever hear the loud THUD, THUD, THUD, THUD, of the Vietnam helicopters on television? Yes, that's exactly how it sounds to us when the noise rattles our windows, shakes the walls of our home! Want to learn more? GO TO: www.petitionpetition.com ) type in the "search block": boycott arcadia, louisiana - flea mkt noise ) Press Search. Arcadia, Louisiana is the worst place to live on earth because of no justice from State Government! Also, guns being fired from 180 yards from our front door from hunting clubs is no pleasure either! We are gathering data to support a BILL to draft into the Louisiana Legislature, soon! Thank you for listening! " Sincerely,...
MI. US "In the last apartment complex I lived in, I was surrounded by 3 seperate apartments, and all those neighbors played their stereos so loud, I had anxiety attacks, threw things at the walls, pounded on the walls, and complained to the manager. Those neighbors ""ganged"" up on me, so to speak, and told the manager I was harrassing them! I was evicted from the apartment, now live in another apartment, and going through problems with just one next door neighbor who only plays his music loud on weekends. I've only lived in this apartment since late May, but moving into a mobile home in a few weeks. I am extremely sensitive to noise, expecially to BOOM cars, loud trucks, rude Harley Davidson riders with no exhaust system. Everyone just wants to be rude, loud, aggressive, and get attention any way they can! As someone with Bipolar Disorder, I've known what it's like to feel suicidal / homicidal due to excessive noise. Bascially, it all drives me insane! The new mobile home park I'll be moving into seems to be quiet, but if I have any trouble with noise and the park manager does nothing about it, I refuse to move once again. I will take action with City Hall or whomever I have to contact to help with this problem. Excessive noise is intolerable, and it's unfortunate that many people have turned their backs on this problem, or choose to desensitive themselves to their environment."
MI. US "Yesterday i had the misfortune of being next to one these thugs although my windows were rolled up I was still deafened by the noise"
MS. US "this problem is really getting out of control,with boom cars blaring their stereos until all hours of the night ENOUGH IS ENOUGH AND TOO MUCH IS NASTY!!!!!!and it needs to be stopped."
NC. US "I wholeheartedly, 100 percent agree with this petition. One citizen's rights end where another's begin."
NM. US "Please stop the madness"
NY. "Let's push for noise standards that police can enforce on site!"
NY. US "I agree with the spirit of the petition, so I am submitting my ""signature."" However, I think it can and should be improved upon. There are direct quotes from the D.O.J. report that are not given proper citation. Also, I don't think it serves our cause to be the judge of what should be termed ""music."" On the contrary, we should emphasize that it is not the type of music, but the barrier-penetrating low frequency, high intesity component that causes the problem."
OR. US "If you are in the mountains, desert or sea shore it is endless noise from loud boomboxs."
TN. US "I HATE BOOMERS!!!!!!"
TX. US "I think it is far beyond the time when something must be done about this problem. I for one, become nauseated as the thumping continues in cars around me. I've had to pull over and get out to prevent getting ""sick"" all over my car."
WA. US "300 times per weekend on my street is enough. Please stop
this invasive, property devaluing actions by today's drivers."
These comments were taken from our old petition http://www.petitiononline.com/mod_perl/signed.cgi?nobooms&1
Location Not Known " I hear them (and feel them) at 1:00 in the morning going down the street THREE BLOCKS AWAY! If this level of noise was coming from a persons mouth there would be police all over the place. This is noise created for the enjoyment of one at the expense of thousands! I am amazed that there have not been tougher laws on this issue. This is a constant problem. When my family goes to the beach every few weeks there is always someone playing music that ruins the whole thing. Maybe someone should create a model for taking these offenders to civil court and at least get the word out that even if it's not a criminal offense, it IS OFFENSIVE ENOUGH TO SUE SOMEONE OVER IT WHEN IT SPOILS THE QUIET ENJOYMENT THAT WE OFTEN SEEK!"
Location Not Known " The right to be left alone...the right most valued by civilized men" ~Louis Brandeis--I never knew how profound this statement was until my right to peace and quiet in my own home was taken away from me. For the past 2 years I have been terrorized, harassed, trespassed upon, and preyed upon by the noise of boom cars. Boom cars are an insidious evil that MUST be eliminated from our society. They rob citizens of their basic rights to privacy and the enjoyment of their homes. Technology is intended to enhance and better the lives of people, however, boom cars do just the opposite. The technology behind these cars are being used in a harmful and cruel manner--to purposely disturb, harass, and abuse innocent people. To make matters worse, most local jurisdictions (while acknowledging the harm of these cars) do little if anything to regulate them or to protect citizens such as myself from boom cars. Please give us back our God given right to peace and quiet. This problem warrants a Congressional Hearing."
Location Not Known ""Boom" box car owners are a sad reflection of the
degradation that is taking place in society. Rude, inconsiderate and yes,
they are thugs. Home should be a sanctuary, not only can you hear these
terror machines (from miles away) you feel them. There is no escape. Congress
must act, as enforcing even existing noise laws is a low priority for our
Location Not Known "I have been woken up many nights by these obnoxious boom cars driving through my (usually quiet) suburban neighborhood! "
Location Not Known "Any involuntary music is audio trespass and violates mental privacy, boomcars and "vroomcars" adding physiological trauma to the assault. No one should be forced to endure their output"
Location Not Known Freedom of speech probably wasn't meant to include or advocate intrusion into others' space, at any time, day or night. Thank you for your consideration."
Location Not Known "To the boom car menace must be added the willfully loud exhaust plague. In some locales, the customized loud exhaust problem of vehicles is far worse than the boom car situation. I would plead that Congress take up the matter of nationwide regulation of automotive noise from both stock and after-market sources. The double problem of boom cars and gratuitously loud exhaust cars is tantamount to outright terrorism. Acoustic terrorists are inflicting incalculable phyical and psychological damage upon our people and our children. We can no longer tolerate the shredding of the social contract. Congress must see to it that this ever escalating noise madness ends now! "
Location Not Known "People are now using powerful electronic equipment as weapons against their fellow humans. The government has to get involved because the electronics industry is not acting responsibly. They promote the anti-social use of their products."
Location Not Known "Noise driving you crazy? Sometimes feel you could kill just for a little peace? YOU'RE NOT ALONE! You've tried tolerance. You've tried moving away, but there's nowhere left to run. You are a victim of audio trespass. It's time to take a stand and defen your Right to Quiet! Where laws already exist to protect that right, DEMAND ENFORCEMENT! Laws unenforced means outlaws and lawlessness wins. Where no laws exist in defense of Quiet, DEMAND THEY BE ENACTED! Don't wait until there's no place left to find peace. Quiet is a basic human need and a basic human right! DEMAND IT! DEFEND IT!"
Location Not Known "Congress must act quickly on behalf of all the innocent victims of this "noise terrorism" which includes school age children who attempting to study for school exams and the elderly who are being assulted by boomcars in their own homes thus negatively affecting their health."
Location Not Known "Many studies show that environmntal noise has a negative impact on the cognitive development, language acquisition and academic performance of children."
This is not from the petition however it states the problem and solution very well!
"Earthquake Sound" In Cars Has To GO!
Submitted Anonymously Private Citizen
By far the most prevalent and most major distraction in cars today is sound systems, both OEM and aftermarket. The problems are several. First, the sound level generated by some equipment is so loud and has so much bass that drivers of vehicles so equipped cannot hear emergency vehicle sirens, no matter how loud or piercing. Second, sound waves from these vehicles are capable of causing extreme discomfort for other nearby drivers, both auditory and emotional. I have witnessed incidents of rage directed at drivers of vehicles with these sound systems. I have also witnessed- on several occasions- vehicles so equipped setting off the motion-sensitive anti-theft alarms on nearby cars in parking lots. The capabilities of these systems far surpass anything needed for clarity of sound in an automobile. Local law enforcement is evidently incapable of handling the problem; even in a jurisdiction where ordinances exist, like my native Atlanta, it is next-to-impossible to obtain enforcement. As I see it, the only real solution is Federal regulation of automotive sound systems. I would like to see regulations emcompassing the following restrictions: 1) Restriction on the size (in overall surface area) of speakers, and the depth of speaker cones, as well as the allowable weight of speaker magnets, applicable to all OEM and aftermarket equipment. 2) A restriction on the number of speakers allowed in a vehicle, with the restriction applicable to every class of vehicle extant. 3) A restriction on the power of amplifiers, both OEM and aftermarket; my suggestion here would be to examine the wattage of lower-end OEM systems and restrict wattages to a level somewhere in the range of wattages found in such systems. 4) A complete ban on pre-amplifiers. 5) A complete ban on sub-woofers. 6) A complete ban on the installation of additional batteries in automobiles; only the OEM battery setup should be permitted. 7) A requirement that all sound system equipment designs, whether OEM or aftermarket, be submitted for Federal approval before being permitted for sale or distribution. I would also like to see a class of Federal violation created for drivers who violate such regulations, with a system of Federal enforcement; local jurisdiction enforcement is a complete joke. I would also want to see regulations concerning such sound systems enacted with NO "grandfathering" whatever; drivers of vehicles in violation of new regulations should be required to remove the equipment completely. Again, these systems are dangerous to both the drivers of the vehicles so equipped, and to the public at large. PLEASE help stop this horrendous auditory assault!
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