Dear Mayor Waters (Sevier County Mayor),
I am visiting your city/county today, 9-9-21, and my wife and I are searching for real estate, a home, property, investment, but your City/County of Sevier is inundated with illegally LOUD motorcycles, automobiles, trucks, equipped with illegal aftermarket exhausts that emit in multiples (logarithmic) the legal, total, minimally safe, dB(A) of 80 as per the US EPA. I’m sitting here in my RV at the McDonald’s downtown on 441…it is a shame that you and your police department allow these disrespectful, loud, narcissistic thugs to abuse the citizenry with illegal motor vehicle noise, obviously without fear of a police response. Shame on you and your police chief. We will NOT invest our money in a city, county, community, where the administration refuses to provide the most basic of governmental services i.e. protection and enforcement.
Rickey D. Holtsclaw
My articles concerning this national plague….
The about LOUD Motorcycles, Automobiles, Trucks, the Police can’t or won’t tell you: https://rickeyholtsclaw.com/2016/03/10/the-truth-about-loud-motorcycles-the-police-wont-or-cant-tell-you/
Motorcycle Noise Enforcement 101: https://rickeyholtsclaw.com/2016/09/12/motorcycle-noise-enforcement-101/
2014 Tennessee Code
Title 55 – Motor and Other Vehicles
Chapter 9 – Equipment — Lighting Regulations
Part 2 – Required Equipment on Vehicles
§ 55-9-202 – Mufflers — Muffler cutouts prohibited — Penalty.
Universal Citation: TN Code § 55-9-202 (2014)
(a) No person shall drive a motor vehicle on any road, street or highway unless the motor vehicle is equipped with a muffler in good working order and in constant operation to prevent excessive or unusual noise and annoying smoke.
(b) It is unlawful to use a “muffler cutout” on any motor vehicle upon any road, street or highway.
(c) A violation of this section is a Class C misdemeanor.