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Virginia Beach to target noise

Photo credit: Dirk Kirchner licensed under CC BY-NC-SA 2.0 by Arline L. Bronzaft, Ph.D., Board of Directors, GrowNYC, Co-founder, The Quiet Coalition, and Honorary Chair, Quiet American Skies Virginia Beach’s City Council, like other City Councils nationally, is considering a noise ordinance that should make it easier for police officers to issue violations. The City Council

With noise, enforcement is the key

Photo credit: Allan Rosen by Arline L. Bronzaft, Ph.D., Board of Directors, GrowNYC, Co-founder, The Quiet Coalition, and Honorary Chair, Quiet American Skies The photo above was sent to me by a friend who was visiting Charleston, South Carolina. This photo led me to think about the time in 2013 when New York City’s Department

Paris aims to curtail vehicle noise

Photo credit: Jeffrey Czum by Arline L. Bronzaft, Ph.D., Board of Directors, GrowNYC, Co-founder, The Quiet Coalition, and Honorary Chair, Quiet American Skies In earlier posts, I informed readers that Paris was pilot testing a camera that could identify drivers and motorcycle riders who were in violation of the existing sound regulations by their license

A short course about noise

Photo credit: Gabriel Hohol from Pexels by Daniel Fink, MD, Chair, The Quiet Coalition Our noise colleague, and Quiet Coalition co-founder, Arline Bronzaft, PhD, Professor Emerita at the City University of New York, will be giving a 3-session online course about noise in New York City next month. The course will also cover the scientific

Loud motorcycles do not save lives

Photo credit: Sven van Bellen from Pexels by Jan L. Mayes, MSc, Audiologist A recent article by Tristin Hopper in Canada's National Post argues that motorcyclists are wrong when they say, “Loud pipes save lives.” I agree that aftermarket exhaust system modifications to make motorcycles louder don’t improve safety. Loud pipes don’t alert other drivers

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