Pardon me for the laugh, but “Give Respect to get Respect”? Really? Fact is, at a minimum, 60% to 80% of the motorcycles operating on our public roadways today have had their Federally approved, quiet, legal, factory-installed muffler removed and replaced by a “NOT FOR ROAD USE” aftermarket, Closed-Course, Competition, exhaust emitting four-to-eight times the legal 80 dB(A) “total” motorcycle noise emissions (logarithmic scale) as stipulated by the US EPA/Code of Federal Regulations as the “minimum” level of motorcycle noise emissions protection for the general public. Respect?
If the motorcyclists participating in the LOUD Biker Cult[ure] are so emphatic about giving and receiving “respect,” why don’t you respect the rule of law and just as importantly, why don’t you respect the civil liberties and civil protections of the general public? Why are you thumbing your arrogant, selfish, irresponsible, hedonistic motivated nose at the rule of law, Federal and State muffler laws, that were enacted specifically for the protection of our health and welfare, our quality of life, especially concerning the most innocent and most physiologically susceptible to your illegal NOISE nonsense e.g. our children, our elderly, our handicapped?
Give respect to get respect? Obviously, the Loud Biker Cult[ure] does NOT have a clue regarding what that actually means! Shame on each and every one you who modify a motor vehicle to make intrusive, dangerous, illegal, NOISE then proceed out onto our public roadways and use that noise to audibly assault children…men don’t do such a thing…this is the behavior of a hedonistic, bully-thug! “Love your neighbor as yourself”…you would do well to learn exactly what this means!
Rick Holtsclaw, Houston PD/Retired
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