Excerpt from article: Schultz and Stitch say it was worth it seeing the surprised looks on the children’s faces. “A few of those were a little stand off-ish because of the loud motorcycles coming in but after Santa Claus got out there it kind of, just soothed them over” says Stitch. (emphasis mine)
Article: Motorcycle club delivers gifts (Ardmore, Oklahoma)
By Rachel Knapp |
Posted: Sun 5:52 PM, Dec 25, 2016
Oklahoma’s State Muffler Law
Section 12-402 – Mufflers, Prevention of Noise
- Every vehicle shall be equipped, maintained, and operated so as to prevent excessive or unusual noise. Every motor vehicle shall at all times be equipped with a muffler or other effective noise-suppressing system in good working order and in constant operation, and no person shall use a muffler cut-out, bypass or similar device. No person shall modify the exhaust system of a motor vehicle in any manner which will amplify or increase the noise or sound emitted louder than that emitted by the muffler originally installed on the vehicle.
Questions for the Loud Biker Cult[ure] and the motorcycle NOISE beleaguered citizenry from Rickey D. Holtsclaw, Houston PD/Retired:
1) What motivates some 60% to 80% of these motorcyclists to illegally modify their motorcycles with NOT FOR ROAD USE – COMPETITION – CLOSED COURSE ONLY aftermarket exhaust mechanisms (some omit the label) emitting between four-to-eight-times+ the legal, safe, quiet, US EPA approved, 80 dB(A) “total” motorcycle noise emissions (logarithmic scale) – that 80 dB(A) restriction having been enacted as the “minimum” safe level of motorcycle noise emissions exposure for the general public? Loud Biker Cult[ure], please don’t lie to me or obfuscate that your Loud Pipes Save Lives – this mantra is nothing more than a very poor excuse for illegal, intrusive, selfish, behavior and the “myth” was debunked many years ago. (See video below titled, “Do Loud Pipes Save Lives?”)
2) Seeing that it is our children, our elderly and our handicapped that are most negatively affected by the intrusive, illegal, motorcycle noise from these modified motorcycles operated by the Loud Biker Cult[ure], what personality-type or what kind of a “man” or “woman” opts to modify a motor vehicle to make dangerous, intrusive, illegal NOISE then makes the affirmative decision to proceed out onto our public roadways and use that noise to audibly assault our most innocent – at the very least, is this intrusive, selfish behavior not considered as that of an irresponsible BULLY?
3) Can anyone explain to me what an Illegally LOUD Biker “philanthropist” or “patriot” does at a motorcycle rally or special motorcycle event on their egregiously LOUD, illegally LOUD motorcycle that could not just as easily be accomplished with the rider atop a motorcycle with the legal, quiet, respectable, US EPA approved, factory-installed muffler affixed to that motorcycle?
4) Does anyone actually know the “truth” relevant to why millions of these LOUD Biker enthusiasts are permitted to freely violate Federal and State laws enacted to prohibit said conduct while these laws were established specifically for the protection of our health and welfare as well as our quality of life? Where is our law enforcement community on this subject of National interest?
5) Were you aware that unregulated motor vehicle noise is the #1 destroyer of good quality of life standards for many millions of American Citizens each and every day – especially for those living within our congested urban areas, yet our law enforcement community turns a blind eye and deaf ear to this National plague – WHY?
Answers to these questions can be found in the following articles:
The EPA and Loud Motorcycles – A Letter and Plea for Intercession: https://rickeyholtsclaw.wordpress.com/2016/09/16/loud-motorcycles-the-epa-a-plea-for-intercession/
Motorcycle Noise Enforcement – 101: https://rickeyholtsclaw.wordpress.com/2016/09/12/motorcycle-noise-enforcement-101/
The Truth about Loud Motorcycles the Police Can’t or Won’t Tell You: https://rickeyholtsclaw.wordpress.com/2016/03/10/the-truth-about-loud-motorcycles-the-police-wont-or-cant-tell-you/
Video: Philanthropy or Thuggery? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dCvd-j6yMMM&t=303s
Video: Do Loud Pipes Save Lives? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qRxyoSj4sNU&t=16s
Loud Biker Cult[ure] – thank you for your care and concern regarding our children, but you’re “cutting your nose off to spite your face” when you opt to audibly assault our children while endeavoring to show care and concern – please ride lawfully because your LOUD motorcycle conduct is essentially “hypocritical” when you assault the very ones you’re supposedly serving…
Rickey D. Holtsclaw, Houston PD/Retired
Concerned Citizens Against Loud Motorcycles – Facebook