Wednesday, April 16, 2014

What about noise pollution?

EDITOR: With all the talk about going green, our carbon footprint, air and water pollution, recycling, making a better planet, I haven’t heard any talk about noise pollution.

Anyone who lives near highway 50 and especially in Placerville knows all about noise pollution. The motorcycles are the worst but then there’s the street racers and truck engine brakes, they all rule the airways at all hours and it seems nothing is being done about it. Sometimes I don’t want to sit in my yard it’s so noisy. The decibel level can’t be good for our health or psyche. I, myself would like to move out of Placerville for just these reasons.

It would be nice if the state of California would take on this cause like all the other causes it does, or better yet if our City Council would address this issue, maybe update an existing law or make some new sound ordinances that could be enforced. Revenue from citations could add to the city coffers. Placerville would be a better place to live again, that nice, peaceful foothill town I once knew.


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Discussion | 4 comments

  • James LonghoferOctober 29, 2010 - 12:44 pm

    I live on a busy street near Highway 50 and the noise doesn't bother me. Probably because I lost some of my hearing to helicopters and main gun tank firing over my years in the military. Nevertheless, if noise is excessive for some and disturbing the peace, it should be addressed.

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  • Bentley RollsOctober 30, 2010 - 12:36 am

    @CB Hersey, Do you really think the Placerville police have the balls to give a citation to a biker for noise pollution.

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  • R.J. CarterOctober 30, 2010 - 8:38 am

    Some peoples kids, go figure??...Anyone who lives near highway 50 moved there!!...Move next to a highway and complain about noise, really??..Whats next??....Move next to an airport and complain about the airplanes...Move next to a golf-course and complain about the golf balls...Gawd, cry me a river!!!...

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  • Karl moellerJune 21, 2013 - 9:28 pm

    We live on Mosquito rd. before it turns to go down to the American River. Every night between 10:30 PM and 11 PM 3 motorcycles roar past us. The first two are Harley's and are loud but not too bad. The third one is yellow; I'm not sure what brand it is, but he hits the throttle about 100 yards before Highland Way and roars up Mosquito, rattling windows and disturbing the peace until he turns down Mosquito towards the river. His exhaust is well beyond the 100dB allowed by the CA Vehicle Code. If Placerville has a noise ordinance, why not enforce it? If PV does not have a noise ordinance, whY not enforce the vehicle code? I appreciate that law enforcement personnel don't want to be pulled into these kinds of issues, but when all else is quiet, why not sit up on Mosquito before highland any week night between 10:30pm and 11PM and fatten the city's coffers? Maybe you could confiscate a big one and really help the local economy!

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