NY pols seek stiffer fines for modified mufflers, writes Dr. Arline Bronzaft, who says enacting a law isn’t enough—laws actually have to be enforced to make a difference.
Dr. Daniel Fink writes about this holiday season’s list of loudest toys to avoid. One major issue is there is no evidenced-based noise exposure levels for children, so if a toy sounds too loud, then assume it is too loud.
Do protestors have the right to make too much noise? Dr. Arline Bronzaft discusses loud protests and noise ordinances, noting hospitals have enforced quiet zones without impinging free speech.
David Sykes asks if protest grow and Trump threatens military force, will they deploy dangerous sonic weapons on U.S. citizens? U.S. police departments have used them on citizens before.