Noisy vehicles are destroying beach living

Life along Hwy 19A with beautiful ocean views, walks along the seawall, watching families enjoying the beach is absolute heaven.

Re: Bill Wilson’s letter about noisy summer motorcycles (The NEWS, June 28).

Life along Hwy 19A with beautiful ocean views, walks along the seawall, watching families enjoying the beach and gorgeous sunsets is absolute heaven.

Noisy motorcycles however are a big issue, especially for residents, but as long as local councils are not going to legislate noise pollution standards these souped-up cars and motorcycles know there will be no fines for their illegal exhaust pipes and residents will just have to endure the ear-splitting noise.

Enforcing noise pollution may not be a priority for law enforcement, but perhaps a couple of police cars parked along the beach may be a deterrence .

Perhaps the Town of Qualicum Beach should consider installing some of those annoying speed bumps along the stretch of highway beside the beach to make the highway safer, if not quieter.

I totally get that speeding on a loud motorcycle may be fun, but am asking these riders to please save the fun for off-road use.

In urban areas, be considerate and tone it down along the beach so residents, families and tourists can enjoy paradise in relative peace and quiet.

It is annoying to hear one noisy bike roaring by, but summer is spoiled for residents who have to listen every day to large groups of noisy bikers riding up and down the highway.

Louise WallQualicum Beach

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