To the Editor:
Here on Narragansett Parkway, another sure sign of the seasonal improvement of the weather, along with the emerging early flowers and the greening of the lawns, is the return of the no-muffler Harley Davidsons, tearing up the neighborhood's quietude with untold decibels of roars, booms and backfires – all day and all night. Cool, man, cool? Not to me, friends.
This is an offense against folks whose unheard voices (amidst the aural onslaught of the choppers, hogs, etc.) merely request the right to the quiet enjoyment of their property.
Here's a message for Warwick's mayor, the City Council and the police: Other municipalities within our state have taken this matter seriously and have ordinances against this gross disturbance of the peace. Warnings are posted and presumably enforced. Take guidance from this.
And a message to bikers: Enjoy your machines, but muffle them!
When are we going to get up to speed on this?